This is a 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL280 Finished in Midnight Metallic Blue with a tan leather interior and 68,000 miles on the clock.
This Mercedes-Benz SL 280 is a great example of the marque’s R129-era roadster, which was cherished by its previous owner for 14 years. Under the bonnet is the 201bhp 2.8-litre V6, driving the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. The car is thought to have been serviced regularly from new.
This SL 280 left the factory with Midnight Blue Metallic paintwork, tan leather interior upholstery and smart walnut inlays. It rides on the correct set of 17-inch, five-spoke alloy wheels, which are wrapped with Kumho tyres. Factory-fitted equipment includes heated seats, electric windows, air conditioning, a CD player and the desirable hard-top roof. Its original logbook will be included, along with any available service receipts.
The car has been driven with the hardtop roof fitted for many years, and the soft-top convertible roof is in very good condition although the rear window is slightly cloudy. The Midnight Blue Metallic paintwork is in good shape. There was previously some parking related scrapes to the front bumper but this has been resprayed in 2022. There is a small patch of surface rust in the lower-front corner of the offside front wheel arch. A few kerb scratches can be seen on the alloy wheels, which would benefit from refurbishment in due course. Inside, the tan leather upholstery has just a few light creases, but no rips, tears or other substantial damage. All of the electrics are in good working order.
The car’s most recent MOT test was conducted on 30 September 2021 at 69,059 miles, resulting in a pass with one minor defect; This SL 280 is thought to have been serviced regularly throughout its life, although the last owner has serviced it himself for the last 14 years. We will freshly service the car before sale.
This Mercedes-Benz (R129) SL 280 is an elegant modern classic roadster, offered in honest, original condition, and with the desirable hard-top roof. It would now be ideal for top-down drives on warm weekends, though as a relatively low mileage example, it should also make a sleek daily driver for an enthusiast of the marque.