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  • Comprehensive service history 
  • Well kept and original car 
  • Factory hard top and rear seat 
  • Kept in a heated garage
  • Thick history file 
  • No advisory MOT to April 2025 
  • Eligible for Historic Vehicle status from 2025 

The Appeal

This handsome 280SL exhibits all the reasons why these cars remain so popular with enthusiasts. Stylish, oozing quality and very comfortable, it is also in great condition. 
Built in 1984 its factory-correct Classic White paintwork is an attractive alternative to the more common colours. It retains its matching hard top and is fitted with the desirable factory rear seat conversion. There are barely any signs of its 40 years. 
The mileage is very low and supported by a run of 16 service stamps, most recently 1,000 miles ago. It carries a long, advisory-free MOT to April 2025. Legally, this could be its last as it qualifies for Historic Vehicle status from April 2025 meaning it will become MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt. That’s a further reason to buy what appears to be a very good example of an equally appealing model. 

History and Paperwork

  • First registered 4th May 1984 
  • Four former registered keepers
  • All previous MOTs available to verify mileage 
  • Service book with 16 stamps by main dealers and independent garages
  • Most recently fully serviced by main dealer at 84,968 miles in September 2019 
  • Thick history folder covering servicing, maintenance and improvements 
  • Includes Mercedes workshop manuals
  • Full set of factory handbooks in good condition 
  • Pioneer stereo Operation Manual 
  • Mercedes-Benz Club membership paperwork 
  • 3 keys 
  • Featured in a pop music video in 2023
  • Stored in a heated garage by current keeper 
  • MOT valid to 21 April 2025 with 85,938 miles showing on test and no advisories
  • Now showing 85,938 miles in photographs 
  • Qualifies for Historic Vehicle Status from April 2025 based on age 
  • This will make the car MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 

The Condition

  • Finished in factory correct Classic White (737O) with matching hard top 
  • Paintwork in very good order with no noticeable marks or deterioration 
  • Bodywork is straight with good panel fit and well kept hard top 
  • Factory correct dark blue fabric roof in good order with clean headlining 
  • Fitted with later Gullideckel alloy wheels with matching spare 
  • Alloys are well presented with tyres showing good tread
  • Underside in good order with no structural advisories on current MOT 
  • Boot floor is similarly well kept with no visible rust or corrosion weep 
  • Blue checked fabric interior (code 052) in highly preserved condition 
  • The cabin shows barely any wear, surfaces like driver’s bolster are well kept 
  • Three spoke wooden steering wheel, but the original is also included
  • Standard interior with good wood veneers showing no visible cracks 
  • Fitted with a wooden gear knob and later high end Pioneer stereo 
  • Carpets in dark blue, some recently refreshed and well kept through cabin and boot
  • Tool kit and first aid kit in boot both in good order and appearing complete 
  • Fitted with an aftermarket security alarm 

The Mechanics

  • 2,746cc M110 straight six Mercedes-Benz engine 
  • Fuel injected engine delivering 180bhp 
  • 4spd automatic gearbox 
  • Factory fitted with ABS
  • Comprehensive service history with 16 service stamps 
  • Most recently serviced in September 2019 1,000 miles ago 
  • Said to drive and run very well with no issues to report 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1984
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 85,938 Miles
  • Engine size 2746
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Morecambe
  • Location Lancashire
  • Country United Kingdom

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