Lot 119 - 1996 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
|Odometer reading||83,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £9,240|
- Supplied with desirable hardtop
- Optional heated leather seats
Following the resounding success of the R107, the R129 Mercedes-Benz SL had a rather tough act to follow, as it still had to carry on the tradition of a fast and reliable grand touring convertible. The advantage designers had with the R129 was technology. By the time the final car rolled off the production line in 1989, these earlier models had been in production for 18 years with very little change. Therefore, the SL featured many new and innovative ideas, such as controlled electronic damping, automatically expanding roll-over bar and a more modern multi-link rear axle. In addition to this was a fully operating electric roof, windows, door mirrors and seats, which made this model easy and comfortable to operate. The new SL also boasted a more powerful engine and the stopping power was aided by anti-lock braking for added reassurance.
First registered on the 27th February 1996 this Imperial Red example of the rarer 280 SL R129 was specified with optional five-speed automatic gearbox, front heated leather seats and headlight washers resulting in a total cost when new of £57,566. The car today is very smart sitting on later six spoke Mercedes alloy wheels and having had a full valet. Accompanying the car is a full book pack including comprehensively stamped service booklet with 14 stamps the most recent in December 2021 at 82,000 miles and an MoT test certificate until December 2022. A fast appreciating marque which we are sure will give boundless top down motoring enjoyment.
Guide Price £10,000 - £15,000
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