500-C North Congress Avenue :: Evansville, IN 47715-2493
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Year: 1968
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 280SL Pagoda hardtop
Ext.Color: Olive Green / Black soft top
Int.Color: Dark Bamboo MB-tex
Mileage: 76,800 original
Trans Type: Auto
Very nice condition, drives very well, purchased by Brian E. Buxton as his personal car over 5 years ago, recent complete mechanical reconditiong incl. brakes and tires, new OEM soft top & new OEM headliner in hard top - $20,000 in service, repair and maintenance spent in the last 24 months, a future mid 6-figure classic collectible as these are appreciating every month!
3 keys - remotes n/a
Yes + build sheet
Price: $84,500.00 / best offer


*Click on the above thumbnails to view full screen photographs of this automobile.  More photos available upon request.

Additional Details:

(VIN: 113044 12 002086),  INFORMATION COMING SOON!!!!

custom smokey gold exterior paint with a 5-spd. manual trans. and 18,770 original miles.

The bike is powered by a Vibration-isolated Black and Chrome Twin Cam 88« Engine with electronic fuel injection & belt

drive.  This is a very clean Road King optioned with cruise control, removable windshield, passenger seat backrest, triple

disc brakes with cross drilled rotors, air adjustable rear suspension, alarm system with remote, one piece tooled leather

seat, leather wrapped hard saddle bags and more.  Fully serviced, cosmetically excellent and ready to ride!  The Road

King Custom draws its styling cues from storied Harley-Davidson« motorcycles of the past. With fat tires and gorgeous

leather-wrapped hard saddlebags that retain their shape mile after mile, this motorcycle turns heads. The fender tips &

seat valance boast a unique, chrome Road King« Classic three-dimensional emblem for added style.



Length 93.7 in. (2380.0 mm)
Seat Height (measure laden w/ 180 lb. rider) 26.9 in. (683.3 mm)
Seat Height (unladen) 29.5 in. (749.3 mm)
Ground Clearance 5.1 in. (130.0 mm)
Rake 26.0 degrees
Trail 6.2 in. (157.5 mm)
Wheelbase 63.5 in. (1612.9 mm)
Tires: Dunlop Harley-Davidson Series (Wide Whitewall)
Front - D402F MT90B16 72H
Rear - D402 MT90B16 74H
Fuel Capacity (includes 1.0 gal. reserve) 5.0 gal. (18.9 L)
Reserve Fuel Capacity (warning light @ approx. 1.0 gal.) 1.0 gal. (3.8 L)
Oil Capacity 4.0 qts. (3.8 L)
Dry Weight 710.0 lbs. (322.3 kg)
Vehicle Weight In Running Order (unladen) 749.1 lbs. (340.1 kg)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating 1259.0 lbs. (571.6 kg)


Engine 45║ Air-cooled Twin Cam 88« (vibration isolation-mounted)
Valves Pushrod-operated overhead valves; w/ hydraulic
self-adjusting lifters; two valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke 3.75 x 4.0 in. (95.25 x 101.6 mm)
Displacement 88 cu. in. (1450 cc)
Compression Ratio 8.9:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel Injection (ESPFI)
(single runner, 45 mm throttle bore ESPFI)


Primary Drive Double row chain, oil bath,
mechanical tensioner, 36/25 ratio
Final Drive Gates carbon fiber reinforced polychain belt, 32/70 ratio
Clutch 9-Plate, wet
Transmission Five-speed

Overall Ratio:
1st 10.110
2nd 6.958
3rd 4.953
4th 3.862
5th 3.150


Frame Mild steel, rectangular section backbone w/ twin down-tubes
Swing Arm Conventional, rectangular
Front Fork Telescopic
Rear Shocks Air-adjustable
Wheels Laced w/ wide whitewalls (no cast option)

Caliper type Dual-piston front and rear
Rotor type (diameter x width): Patented, Uniform Expansion Rotors
Front (DUAL) 11.5 in x .20 in. (292.1 mm x 5.08 mm)
Rear 11.5 in x .23 in. (292.1 mm x 5.84 mm)

Suspension travel:
Front 4.6 in. (116.8 mm)
Rear 3.0 in. (72.6 mm)


Engine Torque (per SAEJ607)2:
North America 86.0 ft. lbs.@ 3500 rpm (116.6 NM @ 3500 rpm)
International 81.0 ft. lbs.@ 3100 rpm (110.0 NM @ 3100 rpm)
Lean Angle (per SAEJ1168):
Right 31.0 degrees
Left 30.0 degrees


Battery Sealed, maintenance-free, 12-volt,
28 amp-hour, 300 cca (per Battery Council International rating)
Charging 44-amp permanent magnet alternator w/ solid-state regulator
(572 watts @ 3000 rpm, 585 watts peak)
Starting 1.2 kw electric w/ Bendix-type engagement
Lights: (As per country regulation)
Headlamp Quartz halogen, 55-watt low beam, 60-watt high beam
Passing lamps 2 @ 35 watts each (except where prohibited by law)
Tail/stop lights 8w/28w (int’l: 5w/21w)
Turn signal lights (self-canceling) 28w (int’l: 21w)
Indicator lamps High beam, neutral, oil and turn signals, low fuel warning,
engine diagnostic light, and security system (optional)3


Engine Trim Black powdercoated w/ chrome covers
Exhaust System Chrome crossover duals, slant-cut mufflers (domestic only)
Ignition Tank console-mounted
Seat Custom classic seat w/ slot for available driver backrest
Foot Supports Full-length operator floor boards
w/ heel-toe shifter lever
Windshield Large, clear Lexan; quick-detachable
Instruments Electronic speedometer w/ odometer and resettable tripmeter;
fuel gauge w/ low fuel light
Cruise Control Electronic w/ set, resume, accelerate and decelerate
Handlebar Controls Start; engine cutoff; L/R turn signals; horn; hi/low beam;
cruise on/off and set/resume
Hazard Warning Integrated w/ turn signal controls
Electrical Power Outlet 4-pin accessory connector beneath seat
Saddlebags Custom, leather-wrapped hard bags w/ chrome buckle
leather straps and hidden quick-clips,
volume: 1.0 cu. ft. (30L) per bag
Fork Lock, Gas Cap Lock Barrel key, common w/ ignition


Warranty5 12 months (unlimited mileage)
Service Interval First 1,000 miles (1,600 Km);
every 5,000 miles (8,000 Km) thereafter.

— Inspections of certain systems and components are required at 2,500 mile (4,000 Km) intervals —


Picks:  TBA nothing to reasonably fault.

Photos show the condition so please request and review them.

Numerical Condition Evaluation:

(1 denotes Very Poor / Item needs replacement, 10 denotes Excellent / Showroom New)

PAINT:  9.5
BODY:  10
RIMS:  10


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500-C North Congress Avenue :: Evansville, IN 47715-2493
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