1981 Mercedes-Benz SL

280SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1981
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Immobilizer
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: TBA Chassis Number: WDB10704222011877
In March 1963 the new generation of SL sports cars from Mercedes Benz was launched with the debut of the 230SL at the Geneva show. This revolutionary new model replaced the now aging 190 and 300SL models. Mercedes engineering, together with elegance and practicality, made the pagoda top SL one of the most distinctive designs of its era. In closed form it offered handsome proportions and coupe-like comfort, whilst the easy removal of the hard top turned it into an open sports car for the summer months.
The 280SL is regarded as the most superior of this line of evolution, featuring a greater power output, 180 bhp and with a more compliant ride quality.
Manufactured in 1981, this particular car is described by th