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1985 Mercedes Benz R107 280SL with Brazil Leather (273)

Light Ivory (623) with Brazil Leather (273) / 280SL

Principal Facts:

A very usable 280SL with some desirable options, in a rare and interesting colour combination. A nice late version of the early cars, complete with ‘Mexican hat’ alloy wheels and air conditioning, it will be granted ‘historic’ status next year making it MOT, Road Tax and, crucially, ULEX exempt.

Condition Synopsis:

This well cared for and honest car presents well with some room for cosmetic improvements. Sadly the Becker Mexico as specified in the data card is missing, but the new owner can console themselves with the presence of the wood gear knob, a nice aftermarket addition. SLSHOP have recently completed a full bulkhead restoration meaning this car is solid, and ready for its next adventure.

History File:

Accompanying the car is a detailed service history file, including the original service book which shows a lifetime of careful maintenance. We have no doubt that the silky smooth six cylinders will continue on for another hundred thousand miles with one very happy owner at the wheel of this rare and desirable classic.

SLSHOP Summary:

Air Conditioning, Outside Temperature Gauge, Folding Arm Rest. Light ivory with brazil leather is a rare combination, and the options and history file all point to this car being owned by some well heeled individuals throughout the 1980s and 1990s…! The stereotypical SL owner who ticks all the options.
  • 100370
  • 1985
  • Automatic
  • Light Ivory (623)
  • Brazil Leather (273)
  • Petrol
  • Not Exempt

Inspection Report

Report Synopsis: Ready to be enjoyed straight away following recent bulkhead work here at SLSHOP




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