Lot 374 - 1982 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
|Odometer reading||76,266 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £10,000|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
The Mercedes-Benz R107 was produced from 1971 through to 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz after the G-Class. Sold under the SL model names, the R107 replaced the W113 SL-Class in 1972 which was in turn replaced by the R129 SL-Class in 1989. The SL variant was a two-seat convertible/roadster with standard softtop and hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench. Volume production of the first SL started in April, 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars. The SL roadster has since become the epitome of what a luxury roadster should look like and can be found from Aberdeen to Antibes and indeed in every corner of the earth and wherever the jet-set congregate.
This splendid 280SL has only had two former keepers and has covered only 76,000 miles in its 32 years on the road. Finished in white with beige interior and supplied with a factory hardtop, this R107 has been very well cared for and, as such, presents in excellent order. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate and a significant amount of history, it is described by the vendor as "driving as she should" with no known faults, this is an opportunity to purchase a much loved Mercedes-Benz that, given the estimate, is offered at a very realistic price.
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