This magnificent car was recently brought to us for a complete engine rebuild (now done) and conversion to power steering. In addition, we have been asked to give it a cosmetic refresh to bring it back to its former condition.
Today one of the most sought-after collector cars in the world, Mercedes-Benz made the decision to develop a sports-racing car in 1952. This car is a very late model – February 1957 – and the decision was taken to return the car to original specification.
This Mercedes 220SE was one of our very early projects and was the subject of a full nut and bolt restoration.
Introduced at the 1963 Geneva Motor Show, almost 49,000 SLs (model designation W113) were sold prior to cessation of production in 1971, with the USA being a key market. The 2.8 litre 280 SL was introduced in December 1967.