This is a very interesting car, a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, finished in the perfect colours of Champagne Metallic with Saffron MB-Tex Interior. What is interesting is that it has only covered 39k Miles from new in the hands of only 3 owners, the last for over 18 years! This is the kind of car that can go for crazy money but please see the asking price, it is the same as some examples out there with 139k Miles.
In 1971 Mercedes-Benz launched a new range of convertible sports cars to replace the much loved Pagoda. Longer and wider than its predecessor the new W107 chassis featured front and rear crumple zones to meet the latest crash protection standards and was, inevitably, heavier. Like its forebears the newcomer was more sports-tourer than outright sports car and came equipped with all-independent suspension. At first fitted with 3.5 and 4.5 litre V8 engines Mercedes nimbly responded to the 1973 oil crisis by introducing a 2.8 litre model in October 1974. Its straight six twin-cam engine with Bosch electronic fuel injection produced 185 DIN horsepower at 5800 rpm, providing a very respectable top speed of 118 mph. When fitted with a manual five speed gearbox 0 – 60 mph was reached in around 9.5 seconds, with the car being restrained by four wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Badged as the 280SL the model offered a delightful combination of styling, comfort, economy, and relative ease of maintenance when compared to its more complicated V8 siblings, and some 25,500 units were produced until it was replaced in 1985.
Our car has some desirable options such as the Automatic Gearbox, Cruise Control, Electric Windows and Colour Matched Hard top. The soft top was replaced also in 2015 and is like new. We have the original service book and owners book pack. There are 8 stamps in the service book and quite a few recent invoices showing a recent full service, we have nearly every MOT Certificate from new also so the mileage is correct. The car is, however, a little bit scruffy in the detail, there are a few areas that would benefit from improvement and I am using her at the moment, but the mileage is absolutely correct and the general condition reflects this. She is missing the boot carpet and the carpets in general are quite dirty. She has an MOT until June 2021 and is ready for you to add value to a great car or simply use as it is. There are similar cars out there with the same mileage for over £20,000 more so please be very quick at this price.