1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SL*Low Mileage California car with Hollywood History

  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Covertible
  • Trim: 280Sl Convertible
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 42356
  • VIN: 280SL010694
  • Color: Gold
  • Engine size: Inline 6 Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Cream
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Cassette Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Location: Ventura, California, United States


Up for sale for only the 3rd time since 1969, please find this low mileage California Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible. This car was a gift to the actress Lesley Ann Warren from film producer John Peters. As part of the gift, it was given a custom paint job in sunburst gold (the car was originally cream), and deluxe padded seats (much more comfortable than the stock seats in these cars), an aftermarket stereo, and a small monogram tag "LAW" on the dashboard. Other than that, this car is bone stock, rust and accident-free, with extremely low miles, and is climate-controlled storage.
I personally bought this car from Ms. Warren in her kitchen, when she decided to sell it. I had the car taken to AutoHaus Salzburg in Santa Barbara, California, where it has been completely gone through, from the fuel tank and lines, the cooling system, the brake system, the transmission, all fluids and a full tune-up. It sits on new Michelin Defender tires.
The car has all original sheetmetal, all the proper welds along the fenders under the hood, and the proper dimples in the headlight bezels. The frame and floor pans are as clean as you will see on any car of this vintage. It is rock solid and super straight. The paint shines up nicely. The interior is very clean, with only minor sunfade on the carpeting. Comes with a new camel-colored convertible top (new in box). The chrome on the bumpers and hubcaps is starting to show some oxidization, but nothing glaring. Could use refreshing if the car is going to be shown. If the custom paint color is not to your liking, this is an outstanding candidate for an easy paint job. You wont find a straighter, more rust-free unrestored example. There is no hard top.
Car comes with full ownership documentation and service history.
This car has a clean California Title and is for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end this listing at any time. I will be helpful coordinating with a shipping company, for out of area buyers.
I welcome your inspection near Ventura, California
Thanks for looking.