1968 280SL ZF 5S-20 5-SPEED 2 TOPS

For sale: 1968 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Technical specifications

Item location:
Morrisville, Pennsylvania, United States
Engine size:
Inline 6
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1968 Mercedes W113 280SL Roadster, ZF 5-Speed, Two Tops

Up for auction is a 1968 Mercedes 280SL with both tops and the rarest and most desirable of all options, a ZF 5S-20 5 Speed transmission. I purchased the car and partsa fewyears ago and spared no expense to acquire the most critical parts before they become unavailable, parts pricing has become obscene already. According to the data card is was delivered painted dark gray (G173) with medium gray interior and carpet, light gray top and green glass. A very pretty car when done butthe previous owner painted itburgundy withtan interior. This is a project car and it requires work. This is for a true enthusiast whoprefers everything to be new when done overpaying the same amount for a gooddaily driver.I was not able to findevidence of an accident but rusty floors and partial rust repairs in the common places such as lower rear quarter panels, inner front fenders. The car was partially disassembled by me to perform an inventory of all parts needed for a top notch restoration but no repairs have been started as of yet. All parts removed are documented in pictures, bagged, labbeled and stored in totes. The car is still on its wheels with motor and original transmission installed as well as front and rear axle. The car can be steered for loading. Basically there is almost a new car in "MB" OEM sheet metal and many other new MB and OEM parts as listed below. The car has a clear PA title with an odometer reading of 60609 miles. I am trying to discribe to my best abilities about this car. I highly recommend to come to Yardley, PA to take a look because it is sold as is. There will be no returns, no refunds, no warranty and no trade in accepted. This is a local pickup only.I have a matching 1968 head, fully rebuild with new valves which looks like new, also included in this auction. The engine was running before I disconnected everything and turns free. The seats are fine as well as the third seat (Kinder sitz). The car and hard top have all chrome pieces, a set of 5correct wheels and hub caps as well as straight bumpers. Hood and soft top cover are matching #'s. I was able to come up with about 85+ % of the parts required for the restoration not including, chrome and cad platin, seat and carpet coverings, paint and soft top.
Everything I can recall is listed here.

-Front fender L + R MB
-Front inner and outer cross member MB
-Nose piece with inner support panel MB
-Front wheel houses with braces L + R MB
-Side rails complete with jack supports and rocker panels L + R MB
-Full quarter panels L + R MB
-New battery tray with bottom MB
-Trunk all 3 pieces MB
-Tail panel inner and outer MB
-Front wheel houses splash panels L + R MB
-Head light buckets L + R MB
-Rear cross member MB
-Rear wheel housing inner and outer L + R MB
-Under floor supports MB
-Complete floor with seat supports, firewall to trailing arm mounts (from K&K)

-New windshield green with green top shade MB not aftermarket
-New driver side door glass MB, all other glass is original and reusable
-New hood emblem MB
-All rubber pieces, seals and grommets for the entire car including, windshield, windows, doors, soft top and hard top, trunk MB
-New windshield chrome bezel (two pieces with chrome clips) MB
-New rocker panel chrome trim. Inner and outer MB
-New heater ducts with cables MB
-New 280Sl chrome insignia for trunk MB
-New Trunk star MB
-New Gas tank lid with keys MB
-New set of European headlights Bosch not aftermarket with spare set of Bosch logo lenses, all bulbs and gaskets.
-New 4 pole relais (two) NOS
-New 5 pole relais NOS
-New voltage regulator NOS
-New brake fluid tank
-New brake master cylinder with grommets OEM
-New correct pattern firewall coverings
-New soft top compartment coverings and hardware
-New tail light lenses L + R MB
-New tail light bulb housing R with stamping mark MB
-New hand brake rebuild kit (knob, adjuster, spring) MB
-New original white tail light and kinder sitz plastic screws MB
-Complete hardware kit with all new interior screws
-New tail ligh seals MB L + R
-New W113 ignition harness MB
-New rear view mirror MB
-New light switch with knob MB
-New floor high beam switch MB
-New washer Pump VDO OEM
-New wood pieces for windshield and center console
-New aluminum side moldings with all hardware
-New MB W113 trunk and floor mats
-Complete W113 tool set. Gray MB tex roll with all original tools in mint condition.
-New set of Bosch wiperblades OEM
-New knob for Blower switch (unbelievable what these go for) MB
-New complete set of decals for the entire car MB not aftermarket
-Original Becker TR Radio completely restored by Becker Classic Radio in NJ. All brakets included. With input jack for Ipod or cell phone.
-Original jack & Tire chock
-Mint set of of Kangol seat belts. Not faded or frayed. New decals for clasp.
-New front bumper brackets MB NOS
-New Original MB steering wheel black
-New original MB horn ring
-New original horn pad black MB
-New dash speaker with hardware and screen OEM
-New NOS Hirschmann antenna
-New VDO glass and instrument bezels for round/square instruments OEM with new gaskets NOS
-New washer bottle VDO OEM
-New inner door escutcheons for door opener L + R with foam inserts MB
-New steering controls MB
-New hood strap, block and all relatedpieces for spring guides MB
-New MB chrome exhaust tips MB
-New MB fresh air vent filter MB
-New fuel injection linkage rebuild kit
-New cold start valve with seal kit MB
-Mint hardtop handles with pouch
-Complete set of under dash coverings
-Complete set asphalt paper for trunk

Other parts not listed are used but like new since no longer availabe from MB and new clips, knobs, rubber and foam pieces of all kind for doors, windows vents and, and, and... I think this will cover the important parts. The car also has a super nice original front grill with star, newly chromed surround and wings. I'll include a brand new Redline 3000Lb rotissery with the car as well. A must for a perfect restoration.

The transmission was opened due to the fact that I never ran it and being in storage for over 35 years. The work was performed by a professional who evaluated the transmission as found in excellent condition including all gears, cage bearings and synchros. I have new main and secondary shaft bearings as well as new NOSoil seals forshifter and rear main shaft for a rebuild included. Again, all parst are documented, labelled and stored. A ZF 5S-20 service/rebuild manual is also included.

Payment is cash, wire tranfer or certified check. If paid by check or wire transfer you can take possession of the car after the funds have been posted to my account.
Iwill accept PAYPALas a deposit. If you wish topay the entire auction price with PAYPAL please add for their processing fee, 2.9 % I believe. The deposit is non refundable. Please contact me through Ebay with additional questions, picturesor if you wish to make an appointmentsee the car.

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