285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033
Lot 285
285, 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible
Chassis no. 11304412019033
Sold for €50,600 (US$ 53,428) inc. premium

Lot Details
285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033 285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033 285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033 285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033 285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033 285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033 285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033 285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033 285,1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible  Chassis no. 11304412019033
285
1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL Convertible
Chassis no. 11304412019033
This 280SL has had only one (lady) owner and has covered only 69,000-or-so kilometres (43,000 miles) from new. Acquired recently from an estate sale in Italy, the 280SL was bought new in Austria for the Italian wife of a southern Austrian citizen and spent almost all its life at their home near Cremona, where it was serviced. During the last eight years the car has seen very little use, its elderly owner covering fewer than 4,000 kilometres during that time. It is described as in utterly original condition with the exception of a high quality re-spray in the original colour of emerald green carried out a couple of years ago, the original paint having lost its original depth and lustre. The original light brown leather interior is said to be in perfect unmarked condition, with matching brown carpets, while the beige roof is in good order also. The underside is reported as absolutely solid and rot free - the result of residing in a dry climate - and the car mechanically strong, starting instantly and running quietly. The automatic gearbox works perfectly with seamless changes. All in all this is a beautiful unmolested 280SL preserved in wonderful 'time warp' condition.

Cette 280 SL qui n’a eu qu’une propriétaire n’a parcouru que 69 000 km environ depuis sa sortie d’usine. Récemment acquise dans une propriété vendue en Italie, la 280 SL achetée neuve pour l’épouse italienne d’un citoyen autrichien passa la majeure partie de sa vie dans leur maison près de Crémone où elle était entretenue. Au cours de ces huit dernières années, la voiture a peu roulé, car sa propriétaire désormais âgée, a parcouru moins de 4 000 km . La Mercedes est décrite comme étant en état absolu d’origine à l’exception d’une peinture de haute qualité dans la teinte d’origine vert émeraude effectuée il y a deux ans, la laque originale ayant perdu son éclat et sa profondeur. L’intérieur en cuir brun clair est en parfait état comme les tapis brun assortis, tandis que le toit beige est aussi en bonne condition. Le dessous est décrit comme totalement exempt de rouille – résultat d’une vie passée sous un climat sec – et la voiture mécaniquement robuste démarre instantanément et tourne sans bruit. La boîte automatique fonctionne parfaitement et le passage des rapports se fait oublier. Dans l’ensemble, il s’agit d’une très belle 280 SL toujours bien traitée dans un état merveilleusement « hors du temps ».
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