Lot 319 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||102,054 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £8,960|
The R107 model Mercedes-Benz, 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. The W107 model improved through the years with technical innovation but still managed to keep its fundamental character and identity of an up-market, high-quality sports car. Its reputation went from strength to strength. The genius soft-top mechanism which folds down out of sight under a panel ahead of the boot lid gave the car a beautifully sleek, uncluttered appearance. Of all the engine offerings the 280 remains the most sought after with the smaller 2.8 litre engine offering plenty of power but with the advantage of less weight and this improved handling.
With just two owners recorded in the V5C, the current one, a lady, has owned this 280 SL since the tachometer read just an incredible 400 miles. It has been garaged and serviced regularly. The vendor describes the driving experience as “beautiful”, unsurprisingly. The softtop is in perfect condition and the hardtop is included in the sale. There is some corrosion reported to the left and right wheel arches but repairs are straight forward. Still showing well in the original colours of metallic blue green with a contrasting tan MB Tex interior, this competitively priced example also the Toad Ai 606 Thatcham category 1 alarm/immobiliser, a Blaupunkt Montreal SQR 48 radio and alloy wheels.
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