Lot 226 - 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Roadster
|Odometer reading||37,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £28,000|
- Low mileage example
- Factory hardtop
- Desirable private plate with the car
The Mercedes-Benz SL (Sport Leicht) has been in production since 1954. This second generation evolved from the 230 SL to 250 SL, finally becoming the 280 SL. The SL improved through the years with technical innovation but still managed to keep its fundamental character and identity of an upmarket, quality sports car. Its reputation went from strength to strength, and it was rare to see an episode of Dallas or Dynasty in the 1980s 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 beautiful early version of the iconic Mercedes-Benz R107 roadster was registered in 1983 and shows only 37,000 miles on the clock. The history file contains a fully documented service and maintenance record with works completed by Mercedes-Benz authorised dealers and 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 June 2023. 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 coupled with a desirable private plate, this wonderful low mileage example should be considered a sound investment given the current prices and popularity of the model.
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