For sale at auction: Lot #408 - This one owner car was bought new 01/08/1971, on her 50th Birthday. She was the sole owner of the vehicle. This has both Hard To and Canvas Tops. Four wheel disk brakes with power Booster, tachometer, wood console box between the two front bucket seats, wood trim on top of dash, soft map pocket on each door, three point seat belts, clock, air conditioning, power steering, radio: original becker, head rest for each bucket seat, "jump" seat behind bucket seats, two chrome strips on the hardtop roof ("Garnish Mouldings"), heated hardtop rear window, bumper guards, front and rear, whitewall tires. We have copies of original title, original license applied for, original mercedes warranty certificate, original owners kit which includes original owners manual with electric wiring schematics and registration card, service manual with original interval service stickers, roadster top booklet, air conditioning booklet, dealer directory world and seperate US dealer directory, 280 Sl catalog "B" 1968, which appears to be entire car-parts break down and Mercedes Benz 280SL consumer brochure. Tool kit and spare tire. The W 113 280SL roadster was in production from 1967 to 1971. The last model year, 1971, lasted for only 8 months from July 1970 to March 1971 to make way for the W107 series of cars. From 01 January to March 1971 only 830 280Sl's were made but during the 1971 model year about 4,500 1971 280Sl's were made. This ended production of the 113 SL's. 280 SL's are sometimes called "Pagoda" cars. This refers to the shape of the hardtop roof. The roof center is slightly lower than the sides reminiscent of the shape of a Japanese style Pagoda. The sides of the roof were raised a bit to allow easier entry and exit, to permit larger side windows, and to increase roof strength. This same Pagoda roofline was carried into the next generation of SL's.