Lot 238 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
|Odometer reading||34,176 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
- Low mileage example
- Factory hardtop
- Good service record
The Mercedes-Benz SL (Sport Leicht) has been in production since 1954. This second generation evolved from the 230SL to 250SL, finally becoming the 280SL. 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 impressive 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 early version of the iconic Mercedes-Benz R107 roadster was registered in 1983 and shows only 34,176 miles on the clock. The history file contains a fully documented service and maintenance record with works completed by Mercedes-Benz authorised dealers and most recently marque specialist John Haynes. Also present is an impressive MoT test history with every certificate dating back to 1988.The current MoT test certificate is valid until February 2022. This Mercedes-Benz presents well in light ivory and a classic cream check interior and is fitted with a factory hardtop, a tracking system and fire extinguisher. Offered to auction with its original manuals and handbooks and a V5C registration document this wonderful low mileage example should be considered a sound investment given the current prices and popularity of the model.
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