Wed, 27th Jul 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

 
  Lot 35
 

1984 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Sold for £13,500

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: A353 STR
Chassis No: WDB/070422A011372
MOT: May 2023

  • Subject to much recent expenditure by a Mercedes-Benz engineer
  • 120,000 recorded miles at time of entry
  • Offered with a hard-top

Nicknamed the 'Panzerwagen' by Mercedes-Benz's development engineers, 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 forty-seven 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 less 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.

'A353 STR' is offered with a full Mercedes-Benz service history. Work completed on the car has included a steam clean of the engine, overhaul, clean and adjustment of the rear brakes, a new Battery, new prop shaft couplings etc., 4 new tyres & tracking and new anti-roll bar rubbers and pins etc., a rack (frame) with a cover to store the hardtop, and an outside cover for the Mercedes. Recent expenditure has been carried out by a Mercedes engineer. At the time of consignment, the car has covered c.120,00 miles.

 

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Wed, 27th Jul 2022

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