SORRY SOLD – SIMILAR WANTED
An elegant Mercedes-Benz 280SL R129 with just 39,820 miles and full Mercedes history.
Automatic roll-over bar, electric soft top, remote central locking, halogen fog lamps, heated electric door mirrors, eccentric sweep wipers, electrically adjustable seats including headrest, cruise control, automatic climate control, outside temperature gauge, illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding armrest, Acceleration Skid Control (ASR), rain sensor, front and side airbags, economy gauge, oil pressure gauge, hardtop stand, hardtop cover, warning triangle Optional Equipment: Leather seat trim, rear child seats, wind deflector.
This exquisite, cherished Mercedes-Benz SL is finished in gleaming Imperial Red (Code 582), and looks absolutely stunning attracting admiring comments constantly. The factory original paintwork has an incredible lustrous shine thanks to heated garage storage when not on pleasure usage. All panels are free from damage with two tiny imperfections to the driver side repeater and passenger wing tip which do not detract from the incredible bright finish this car demonstrates all over. Dealer fitted number plates are still intact and the engine bay is pristine with only minor paint lift to a small area on the silver rocker cover. The factory soft-top is perfect and the unmarked hardtop is supplied with a stand and Mercedes protective bag when not in use. Blissful pleasure.
High quality materials and first class workmanship can be felt in every feature from the unworn multi-contoured seats finished in optional light tan leather trim to the seamless operation of the electric roof. Meticulous care and pride can be seen immediately with spotlessly clean Mercedes-Benz cream carpet floor mats including an unused spare for the driver! The vehicle has had a cream carpet neatly cut for the boot area to protect the as new light coloured flooring and a tool roll remains unopened in a clear factory bag. Specified with rear child seats and seat belts for small people only! The cassette flap on the original Blaupunkt Verona CR43 is removed and a dealer fit cassette holder fitted. Simply divine, unspoilt and perfectionist pleasing.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The six cylinder 2799cc engine has four valves per cylinder with twin overhead camshafts producing 193bhp and 270Nm of torque. A top speed of 140mph and 0-60 in 9.9 seconds is quoted. The smoothness and refinement is glorious and suits both leisurely and eager drivers alike. The five speed optimised automatic transmission adapts to the driver and is seamless.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Cast light-alloy wheels in eight-hole design have minor touched in marks visible on close scrutiny only. Matching Michelin Pilot Primacy 225/55 R16 are fitted to all four wheels and have excellent tread remaining. The standard ABS system with fixed caliper disc brakes front and rear offers reassuring stopping power.
To combine a beautifully original classic car with an impeccable service history is most sought after amongst discerning buyers and this example will not fail to impress here. Supplied new on the 1st April 1995 by Mercedes-Benz London Road of Romford, to the first owner who kept the vehicle for 11 months before part exchanging to the same dealer. The first owner spent a small fortune on genuine Mercedes cleaning products revealed by an invoice in the file. Sold by the same dealer to the second long-term custodian, Mr Coles, for a staggering £51,500 in April 1995. Keeping the car for 16 years for pleasure use only, this amazing example still returned to the main dealer for all servicing and has 18 dealer stamps with accompanying invoices! These are neatly filed chronically with MOT certificates leaving no doubt to the desirable low mileage covered. The third and final owner, Mr Shaw, continued the main dealer servicing and is only parting with his pride and joy to venture into luxury motor caravanning.
All sales literature including car brochures, price lists and dealer accessories are included. Two remote keys and an indoor car cover is also supplied with the vehicle.
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