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280SL Pagoda Auto RHD SOLD (1970)

280SL Pagoda Auto RHD SOLD (1970)
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Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
I only found this genuine UK registered, low mileage car after a long, long search, and it will be a shame to let it go but its time for something different. With just 37000 miles recorded this car has a superb documented history with service records and all MOTs dating back to 1983 when it had covered just 6428 miles. As such a low mileage example it was sold by Chelsea cars in 1984 for 6750, well above its original list price, and has been subject to extensive and thorough maintenance through its life culminating a rejuvenation in 2013 by Lovegrove Classics. The chassis and underside was blasted where necessary, renovated and refinished in original factory finishes with particular attention to getting the right underseal texture. With new fuel and brake lines throughout, new plated fixings, refinished suspension and fuel tank, the underside looks as good as the top. The engine was also removed and detailed before re-fitment.
The interior was treated to new OE style carpets from Germany and the seats were stripped, frames refinished and rebuilt with new horsehair cushions before being upholstered with the correct black MB text by respected Mercedes trimmers D Class.
Mechanically it starts easily, changes gear beautifully and stops probably as well as it did from new. Plus it stops other traffic when the sun is out and the paint and chrome are shining!
As with any non-concours car there are a few areas which can be improved, the odd piece of chrome, the odd piece of trim, etc. but this does add to the genuine life and patina (an overused word usually used found to mean tired or tatty during my search, but not in this case!) and is why I'm not asking 150k.
Now fitted with a period correct Becker radio with ipod lead, and provided with the original hard top, finished in black.

Advert Type: For Sale
Category: Classic Cars
Make: Mercedes
Model: 280
Model (alt): 280SL Pagoda
Year: 1970
Country: UK
Region: Hampshire
Town: Andover
Status: Private
Ref: C885829