Mercedes R107 280 SL 4
Presenting for sale on behalf of our client this beautiful low mileage Mercedes SL 280 auto. This is the 2 seat version with the 2746 cc 6 cylinder engine mated to the 4 speed auto gear box.
Finished in signal red with beige cloth upholstery this car comes with a matching factory fitted hard top in immaculate condition and a black folding roof.
With a full service history and 16 stamps/invoices which help authenticate the mileage this car presents beautifully and surely one of the better available.
The R107 range of Mercedes was introduced in 1971 and was produced in various guises until 1989 giving the SL one of the longest production runs of any of Mercedes models.
As with all of our commission sales, this Mercedes doesn’t come with any warranty but has been inspected and we are not aware of any faults. You are welcome to arrange your own inspection if you wish.
Car: Mercedes R107 280 SL 4
Jul 81 1125 miles Mercedes main dealer
Apr 82 5027 miles Mercedes main dealer
Apr 86 24522 miles Maloney & Rhodes Cambridge
May 89 33945 miles Maloney & Rhodes Cambridge
Apr 91 39358 miles Maloney & Rhodes Cambridge
We believe car was stored from 94 to 2001
Jul 01 54125 miles Mercedes Northampton
Nov 06 55461 miles Titty Ho Motors Northants
Oct 07 56212 miles Mercedes Kettering
Oct 08 56668 miles Mercedes Kettering
Sept 10 57414 miles Mercedes Peterborough
Sept 11 57774 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist
Aug 13 58438 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist
Aug 14 58710 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist
Aug 15 59274 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist
Aug 16 59274 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist
Apr 18 60212 miles Complete Auto Solutions
Mot expires April 19 and will be renewed before sale.
The signal red paintwork is in remarkable condition considering the car is nearly 40 years old. There is no corrosion or evidence of bubbling that can be seen. Only the odd very light scratch or stone chip are present.
The chrome bumpers/mirror housings are all shiny and corrosion free and the rubbing strips are in excellent order.
The painted steel wheel caps look stunning and suit the car so well.
The roof has possibly been replaced at some point purely because it looks 3 years old rather than 40 years old.
I don’t believe this car has been restored. There is no paperwork or evidence to support that but I am sure that some of the paintwork has been professionally refreshed at some point.
The beige plaid cloth upholstery and plastics are in excellent order as you will see from the photographs. Carpets and door cards are a delight and this cars interior is in such a good condition with very few age related marks or blemishes.
The wood veneers on the centre console are also in excellent order.
The switches and buttons are typically Mercedes engineered to a very high standard and all work as they should.
4 Speed Auto, Factory fitted hard top, Stereo system with AUX in, Central locking, PAS, Electric windows, Plaid cloth
upholstery with head rests, Halogen headlamps, Factory fire extinguisher, Heat insulating glass, Interior adjusting door mirrors.
This lovely car has been with me in storage for the past 12 months and has always started first time. With a smooth idle, engine and gearbox this car is a pleasure to drive.
The straight six cylinder engine produces 185 BHP and with Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection is brisk and reliable.
There are no known mechanical issues with this car.
A mechanical inspection is welcomed.
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