Cars We Sold

1969 Mercedes 280 SL Serial Number 012292


Lead photograph of 1969 Mercedes 280 SL Serial Number 012292


Make   Mercedes-Benz Model   280 SL/8
Year   1969 Serial #   012292
Engine #    VIN   113.004 10-012292
Engine Type   2.6 Liter I-6 Chassis Type   Unibody
Build Sequence #    Number Built   23,885
Body Type   Coupe/Roadster Body Builder   Mercedes-Benz
First Owner   Arizona Current Owner   Current Owner
Build Sheet   No Current Location   Arizona


1969 Mercedes Benz 280 SL s/n 012292. The body is in excellent original condition and all of the under hood and rear body spots welds are original with no signs of any panel replacement and no signs of any accidents, damage, or rust on the undercarriage. It is painted in very nice Ivory with Tobacco leather. All the original interior components working, including the A/C, interior lights, Becker Cassette Stereo radio and even the clock. This 280 SL has no problems starting up on the first try, and with a light clutch, it is a very nice driver. Mercedes Benz 280 SL s/n 012292 comes with the full set of books including the owner’s manual, parts catalogue, A/C operator’s guide, Becker Grand Prix radio manual and detailed service records back to 1994. Also has the correct original spare wheel and tire with tire cover and the original jack and lug wrench/tire iron. Also has the original tool roll with most of the original tools. Has the original Becker Grand Prix radio. Has factory air conditioning. 87,843 miles. All US gauges. There is a small dent in the lower left rear rocker panel and the original Tobacco leather on the front seats needs to be replaced. A nice “driver-level” rust free, Arizona-based 280 SL.


1969, August, built in Germany.

1975, offered for sale in Scottsdale, Arizona and purchased by the second owner, Tucson, AZ.

1994, 19 Apr., serviced at Dearing Automotive Inc, 330 E. Ft. Lowell, Tucson AZ. Invoice number 422. Clean and service radio seek drive, replace bulb, remove clock/repair winder circuit and lube pivots, remove tach/speedo/gauge, POD for sublet cleaning, includes repairing power lead for speedo lighting and replacing gauges, hardtop latches rattle, check and repair, order parts, section 1 lube service. Total invoice: $293.93.

1994, 07 Sept., serviced at Dearing Automotive Inc. Invoice number 1169. Section 1 lube service, left front headlight out, check for oil leaks. Total invoice: $244.05.

1994, 20 Oct., serviced at Dearing Automotive Inc. Invoice number 1361. Noise from under car, especially when going slow, R/R transmission for inspection, partial disassemble trans and inspect/repair. Total invoice: $498.91.

1995, 02 Feb., serviced at Dearing Automotive Inc. Invoice number 1636. Check heater for leakage, ok at this time.

1999, 16 Apr., serviced at Dearing Automotive Inc. Invoice number 10204. Replace exhaust system, oil service, trip check, renew engine coolant, renew brake and clutch fluid, check A/C operation, service if necessary, replace fuel pump hose with 16A (was 8A), check brake condition, renew if less than 25%, replace washer pump and flush system, R/R trunk latch, clean and lubricate as necessary, R/R fuel level sender and clean, clean out water trap. Total invoice: $681.26.

2011, 12 Dec., serviced at Dearing Automotive Inc. Invoice number 30405. Check for oil leakage while sitting, found front crankshaft seal leaking, replace front crankshaft seal and spacer ring. Total invoice: $436.39.

2012, 03 Dec., Serviced at Dearing Automotive Inc. Invoice number 31327. Replace radiator, remove and reinstall dampner, renew A/C condenser, flush A/C system, check and correct compressor oil level, replace left rear brake bulb, renew oil cooler hoses. Total invoice: $4,164.90. Total miles: 87,843.

2014, April, on consignment with Michael Sheehan’s

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