Author Topic: 69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey  (Read 606 times)

dakman29

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69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey
« on: August 21, 2022, 03:12:54 »
A 1969 280 SL automatic w MB Tex sold at Mecum auction today for $209,000.00. That’s not a typo.

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Re: 69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2022, 07:44:00 »
If you think thats expensive, have a look at Australian prices for a five speed,  Its my old car.


https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1969-mercedes-benz-280sl-sports-manual/SSE-AD-13270567
Garry Marks
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1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
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Re: 69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2022, 10:09:34 »
A 1969 280 SL automatic w MB Tex sold at Mecum auction today for $209,000.00. That’s not a typo.

Seller net proceeds would be about $160k
It was a Columbus, OH car with 32k miles. It sold for more than I pegged it at, but then again it's Monterey.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2022, 10:16:08 by Vander »
1969 280SL

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Re: 69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2022, 10:28:41 »
Garry, just out of interest how much did you sell it for and what year?
Have they done any significant work on it since then?
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Re: 69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2022, 14:36:56 »
I guess maybe I understand moving my original post to commercial advertising but when I posted, the auction was already over. This was really more of a news item. I posted in the general category because it seemed that the whole group would be interested to learn of the sale. Either way, Garry your 5 speed is beautiful!

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Re: 69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2022, 21:51:11 »
Dave,


It has two owners since i sold it around 2011 for $92k it was a genuine 5 speed.


It has the interior i put in it but it has had the exterior colour change from original Dark Olive to I think 350 Blue.  I sold it with a getrag 5 speed but also sold it with a new zf gear box separately that has now been fitted. So all up it has had some work and changes.


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1969 MB 280SL 5 speed RHD SOLD.
1965 MB 230SL Auto RHD Lt Blue 334G, Top 350H, 213 Leather, Tourist Delivery.
1972 MB 280CE Auto RHD 906G Blue Grey
2005 MB A200.
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Re: 69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey
« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2022, 03:23:53 »
Thanks Garry, this helps to put the price increase in apples for apples perspective taken into consideration the additional work undertaken (paint, engine, labour).
Still goes to show that Pagoda’s are a good reliable long term investment whilst you get the pleasure of driving it vs shares and crypto etc
Dave Cleghorn
1964 230SL 4SPD Power Steering
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Re: 69 280sl at Mecum Monterrey
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2022, 05:42:01 »
There were a number of pagodas selling in the $200k range at Pebble this week. Two specifically were prior Tony Labella restorations.
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