Lot 238 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster

Lot 238 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster

Lot 238 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster

Lot Number 238
Registration HSU 884
Chassis Number WDB10704222017084
Engine Number 11099022003843
Odometer reading 97,500 miles
Estimate £12,000 - £16,000
Result Sold - £11,760
  • Fully stamped original service book
  • Fully refurbished wheels

The Mercedes-Benz SL (Sport Leicht) has been in production since 1954 with perhaps the most influential model being the W113 Pagoda of 1963. This second generation evolved from the 230SL to 250SL, finally becoming the 280SL. The W113 was replaced by the W107 in 1971 and as the engines became larger, the bodywork and weight of the cars also increased - as often happens in mid-life! The SL improved through the years with technical innovation but still managed to keep its fundamental character and identity of an up-market, quality sports car. Its reputation went from strength to strength and it was rare to see an episode of Dallas or Dynasty in the 1980's without an SL making a star appearance. 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.

This lovely example is presented in ivory with brown cloth interior and a black hood, which was renewed in 2010. Accompanying the car is the service book which is fully stamped and the factory hard top, this is a rare find on today's market. Some restoration work was carried out on the car last year, invoices of which are contained within the history file. These are extremely versatile as sports cars and are extremely comfortable to drive on long journeys. This example has one of the most desirable of colour combinations and should be seen to be fully appreciated.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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