Lot 264 - 1984 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
|Odometer reading||124,757 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,000|
- Less than 8,000 miles since 2006
- Recent service and MoT
- Factory hardtop
The Mercedes-Benz R107 was produced from 1971 through to 1989 and became the second longest single series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz after the G Class. Sold under the SL model names, the R107 replaced the W113 SL Class in 1972 which was in turn replaced by the R129 SL Class in 1989. The SL variant was a two-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top and hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench. Volume production of the first SL started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars. Of all the engine offerings the 280 remains sought after with the smaller 2.8 litre engine offering plenty of power but with the advantage of less weight and thus improved handling. The SL Roadster has since become the epitome of what a luxury roadster should look like and can be found from Aberdeen to Antibes and indeed in every corner of the earth and wherever the jet-set congregate.
This good 1984 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster has covered less than 8,000 since 2006, as confirmed by the MoT history. Purchased in 2014 with 124,300 miles on the odometer it has been fully maintained which has included having a new black soft top fitted in 2015 and new tyres at a cost of £450 each, which were fitted in 2016. More recently, during the last year, the interior was stripped out and the bulkhead repaired, the floors were treated, offside front suspension mount was replaced and a new battery fitted, at a cost of £4,000. It was also serviced and passed the MoT. This 280 SL Roadster is finished in red with matching red hardtop, contrasting light beige interior with the optional rear seat and is supplied with a UK V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2022, and records going back to 2014. A car ready to be used and enjoyed this summer.
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