Lot 223 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||76,900 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £20,500|
The R107 model Mercedes-Benz, manufactured from 1971 to 1989, is well recognised today and it was rare to see an episode of Dallas or Dynasty in the 1980's without an SL making a star appearance. Offered with multiple engine sizes and configurations, this particular 280SL is, as the name suggests, a fuel injected straight six of 2746 cubic capacity. This example presents beautifully, its bright red coachwork being in fine condition with a very clean and original engine bay. The interior appears pristine with little or no signs of wear to the checker black/grey fabric and trim. The soft-top has recently been replaced, the well designed mechanism folding down out of sight under a panel ahead of the boot lid giving the Mercedes a beautifully sleek, uncluttered appearance whilst there is also the advantage of the optional hardtop being included. Additional items include front fog lights, radio/CD player and rear seats with belts. The accompanying file includes an Owner’s Manual and the service book with details recording an extensive history dating back to the 1980s, all from main dealers, apart from the final two that were carried out by Mercedes-Benz independent specialists; the most recent dated 10th August 2017. We are informed that this 280SL will arrive at the sale with a fresh MoT test certificate.
If you are seeking an original and classic Mercedes-Benz then look no further as this up-market, quality sports tourer certainly ticks the boxes and with SL prices firming over recent times, we would advise any potential buyers of this model not to wait too long.
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