Lot 340 - 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||90,471 miles|
|Estimate||£7,000 - £9,000|
The Mercedes R107 was launched in 1971 and production continued through to 1989 and is the longest single series ever produced by the firm besides the G-Class utility vehicle. The R107 replaced the W113 Pagoda SL in 1972 and was replaced by the R129 SL in 1989. The R107 had the longest run of any Mercedes chassis, built for 18 years from 1971 to 1989. Some 237,000 R107 SL's were built and about two thirds were sold in the US. The car was essentially a two seater sports car although a small seating arrangement was available behind the front seats. Mercedes-Benz offered a number of engine choices over the years, the first cars in 1971 having the 350 engine, a V8 3.5 litre unit fitted. By 1973 a larger 4.5 litre V8 was available, constructed primarily for the US market and in 1974 the 280 engine was introduced, a 2.8 litre straight six which was probably more suitable for the European market given the petrol crisis during that period.
This very well presented 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL is described to be in very good condition throughout, finished in silver with matching hardtop and blue interior, this car a well documented history and is supplied with a V5C registration document, a twelve month long MoT test certificate, the three original keys, the handbook pack containing handbook and service book and a file with old MoT test certificates and invoices. A good car to round off the summer in.
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