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Lot 078: Mercedes-Benz SL280

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (13 July 2011)

Launched in 1989, the R129-series took the fabled Mercedes SL range to new heights of technical excellence. Traditionally the most sporting model of the MB line-up, the SL was the preserve of the rich and famous when new and many F1 drivers used them as day-to-day cars in the early nineties, Ayrton Senna included. From the poetic motion of the electric soft-top hood to the roll bar that automatically flipped up if the car sensed an accident, the cars oozed sophistication with all the latest technology such as adaptive suspension with active damping, airbags, traction control, air con and a superb new five-link rear suspension all as standard. In 1994 the range was given a major makeover with the SL280 introduced to replace the slightly less powerful outgoing 300SL model. The new silky smooth straight-six developed 193bhp. First registered in April 1994, this particular metallic dark grey example has the desirable rear seats and comes complete with hard top and personalised number plate. It has a comprehensive service history, the last service having been undertaken at 118,142 miles. The odometer now reads 126,000 miles. A multipoint Autogas Italia LPG system was fitted at 110,906 miles and the correct certificate accompanies the car. These fine cars represent superb value for money and this example looks particularly attractive with its state of the art LPG system helping to keep the day-to-day expenses to a minimum.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Leominster, Herefordshire
Lot Number078
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Condition rating
Registration numberA1 BKX
Chassis numberWDB1290582F099537
Engine number10494322002013
Engine capacity (cc)2799
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors2