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1985 280SL SOLD subject to funds clearing :: SOLD

Not for sale - it has been sold via a Car and Classic Free Ad
Appreciating Classic opportunity.
Viewing recommended.
Bought in 2010, by the present owner, it was used for a year and 1000 miles, then due to ill health was stored in dry garage from 2011 to present.

Lots of service history with a service book, gap in same, see photos on Flickr link below.
Mileage 121K
New MOT 17/8/2018
Good, to better than good bodywork, with only minor corrosion issue ( drivers side rear wheel arch lower lip - see photograph )
Front subframe bushes look a little suspect, however they were replaced at 97k in 2002 ( again see photograph of the repairs bill for detail )
So, stood for the last 7 years in a dry unheated garage, she is in the process of being recommissioned.

I’ve drained petrol tank of old fuel, new outlet hose and coupling fitted as original was perished, Fuel system flushed of old petrol.
With spark plugs removed the Motor turned freely by hand, oil pressure came up when spun over on the starter.
Now starts on the button and is running smoothly.
Underside is clean and solid
Scuttle drains all clear,
Sills are solid and the Jacking points are A1 condition.
Stainless exhaust system from manifold to tailpipe.
Brake hoses and some brake piping runs look new.
All lights and brakes working.

This is a link to a set of photographs taken a few days ago.
Photographs of the MOT failure issue added 15th August - DS Antiroll Bar bracket -corrosion.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/[email protected]/3t1605

The Video is of her first Engine run in 7 Years, taken Monday 13th Aug.

Oil pressure >3 Bar, Water temperature @ 80 degrees C.

MOT carried out on 15th Aug.
Magic result after 7 years unused, only failure on 2 points
:- headlight alignment and Drivers side Anti-roll bar bracket - corrosion.

MOT retest on Friday 17th August. PASS

I am advertising this on behalf of the widow of the owner who has no driving licence or internet capability, therefore initial queries questions and viewing to be arranged by myself with the final financial arrangements direct with the owner.
Telephone 07810512462 for further information, questions or to arrange a viewing.
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 280
  280 SL Auto
Year 1985
Country UK
Region Tyne and Wear
Town Tynemouth
Status Private
Ref C1024255
 

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