Mercedes Benz 280SL

Once again we are delighted to be offering another superb quality Mercedes Benz as you maybe aware our last Mercedes restoration was purchased by Mercedes Benz UK & is on permanent display at Mercedes Benz World at Brooklands.

We can’t take the credit for condition of this car however it’s certainly up to our exacting standards.

This Mercedes Benz 280SL Auto Convertible with Hardtop would have been the top of the range in the Mercedes SL line up for 1969.

This is an original UK spec Mercedes, supplied by Malaya Garage, High Street,Billingshurst.

First registered in the UK on the 1st of October 1969 to

1st owner Mr B.E.Marchant, 37 Whittingham Gardens, Brighton, Sussex.

2nd owner Mr William Humphries, Millfield House, Coleshill Road, Tamworth B78 3RL

3rd owner Mr Nicholas Duncan Hodges, The Weavers House, 11 High Street, Kent, TN27 8JB

4th owner Mr Ian Anthony Lewis, Flat 11, 47  Elm Park Gardens, London, SW10 9PA

5th owner Mr Prash Vadgama, Woodlands, Old Brighton Road ,Crawley RH11 9AJ

6th owner Mr Matthew Ford, 9 Scarcroft Road, York, YO23 1ND

7th owner Mrs Alicia R Mundell, 11 Selsdon Close, Surbiton, KT06 4TF

8th Bailey Classic Cars, Drayton Manor Drive, Stratford Upon Avon, CV37 9RQ

Its showing just 8 previous in its 55 years.

Its obviously been well loved as it still has its original brown documents wallet with all its original books

Owners manual

Service Booklet

Maintenance Booklet

Service / mileage history

Its extremely rare to find a car from the 60’s with any kind of Service history so we are very fortunate to have its Original stamped service book, an Mot history & service invoices putting the Mercedes in the very rare position as have a complete service history from new.

1st Stamp showing is from 04-04-1973 with a recorded mileage of 20835 miles carried out by Malaya garage the supplying Mercedes Benz dealer.

2nd Stamp is from 12-06-1974 with a recorded mileage of 32238 miles carried out by Mercedes Benz (UK) Ltd

3rd Stamp is not showing a date however it is showing a recorded mileage of 58210 miles carried out by Mercedes Benz (UK) Ltd

4th Stamp is from 18-03-1975 with a recorded mileage of 69200 miles carried out by Mercedes Benz (UK) Ltd

5th Stamp is not showing a date however it is showing a recorded mileage of 69864 miles carried out by Mercedes Benz (UK) Ltd

New Stainless Steel Exhaust System fitted 21-06-1989 showing a recorded mileage of 92000 miles (Lifetime Guarantee)

Mot 18-07-1991 mileage 93173

Mot 30-30-1992 mileage 93851

Mot 14-04-1994 mileage 94572

Mot 25-05-1995 mileage 94990

Mot 30-05-1996 mileage 98660

Mot 07-03-1997 mileage 5328

Mot 23-04-1998 mileage 8629

25-04-1998 mileage 8630 Cylinder head rebuild by Robert Edwards (Motors)

Mot 16-03-2000 mileage 9204

6th Stamp is from 01-07-2005 with a recorded mileage of 9960 miles carried out by Sheen Lane Motors (Gearbox Rebuild)

Mot 05-07-2005 mileage 9960

7th Stamp is from 16-09-2006 with a recorded Mileage 10304 miles carried out by Chelsea Cars International Ltd

Mot 28-08-2006 mileage 10304

Service 27-04-2007 mileage 10651  MV Services

Mot 17-12-2007 mileage 10858

Mot 17-05-2008 mileage 11168

Mot 08-05-2009 mileage 11269

Mot 19-07-2010 mileage 11299

Mot 01-07-2011 mileage 11308

Service 17-05-2012 mileage 11334  Jon Paul Motor Services Ltd

Mot 23-05-2012 mileage 11365

Mot 18-06-2013 mileage 11444

Mot 18-05-2016 mileage 11563

Mot 25-02-2018 mileage 11696

Engine rebuild by the SL Shop 31-08-2018 (no mileage noted on invoice)

Mot 20-02-2019 mileage 18096

Service 16-10-2019 mileage (not shown) full repaint SL workshop

Mot 29-01-2020 mileage 21416

Valuation by SL Shop 29-01-2020 mileage 21416

Mot 16-03-2021 mileage 21579

20-04-2022 New set tyres, new bumpers front/rear,new seals etc – SL workshop mileage 22131

Mot 24-05-2022 mileage 22200

Service 29-09-2023 mileage 22596 TM Motors

Mot 02-10-2023 mileage 22598

Current Mileage 22818

Going through the history file the car seems very original & well looked after with the engine & gearbox rebuilt when required, its never been shy of having money spent on it however that appears to have been a worth while investment as the car is absolutely beautiful today.

The car comes with a factory hard top, new dark blue hood, hard top holder, original document wallet, original hand books, a large thick A4 folder of invoices, private registration number.

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