This vary late production 280SL left the factory on January 29, 1971. It has placed as high as 1st in class in MBCA shows.
Yes, this upholstery is original!
This is the original spare. The car was delivered with Dunlop tires per the data card.
Absolutely original and impossible to duplicate firewall pad.
Two different views of the factory front fender
spot welds(yes, the left side is original also).
I've never seen this before. This image is of the trunk weather seal. I shot it upside down and had to cover the chrome trunk lock due to the flash. The date stamp is clearly visible and reads 29 DEC 1970. This car was built in Dec. of '70 so it makes sense. Only garage kept cars with very little use have any chance of still retaining this original part after 35 years.
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