Lot 301
 

1985 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Sold for £10,575

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: B863 LNN
Chassis No: 1070422A019155
MOT: April 2024

  • Subject to major restoration between 2009 and 2010
  • Owned by the vendor since 1997
  • Current MOT to April 2024

The mighty Mercedes R107 series was launched in 1971 to replace the long-lived - and loved - 'Pagoda' SL that had first appeared in 1963. The R107 series was the result of an extremely thorough design process. In an attempt to avoid falling foul of threatened American safety legislation, Stuttgart produced an open car whose structural rigidity surpassed that of some contemporary saloons! Indeed, even now some fifty-two years after its introduction, the R107 retains a reassuring air of solidity. Allied to this was sure-footed handling courtesy of all-around independent coil-sprung suspension, power-assisted steering, and disc brakes. Always more of a grand tourer than an out-and-out sports car, the vast majority of R107s were fitted with automatic transmission. Launched in September 1974, the Eurocentric 280SL was not as powerful but more fuel-efficient than its V8 brethren. However, with some 185bhp and 177lbft of torque on tap from its fuel-injected 2746cc DOHC straight-six engine, the model could still boast authoritative 120mph performance.

With previous ownership since 1997, this example of the R107, a 280SL, is offered with the hardtop as well as the soft top in situ. Presenting in classic Signal Red, the interior is part Black leather with patterned cloth inserts in Grey. A right-hand drive example with the 2746cc 6-cylinder engine, it was first registered on the 1st January, 1985. Displaying some c.122,000 miles at the time of consignment, the 280 SL has had some previous restoration work carried out in 2009/2010, with an accompanying photographic record in addition to invoices on file. Subsequently, in more recent years the SL has seen little use. However, it has been MOT’d previously and described by the vendor as ‘running well’ and in ‘very good overall’ condition. There is a current MOT that runs into April 2024. The car is offered with a V5C and sundry paperwork.

For more information, please contact:
Email: john.markey@handh.co.uk
Tel: 01428 607899

 

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Auction: 30th Anniversary Sale at The Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 20th Sep, 2023

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