1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1290582F129332
Lot 285
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Convertible with Hardtop
Registration no. N397 NVL Chassis no. WDB1290582F129332
£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 8,300 - 11,000

Lot Details
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1290582F129332 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1290582F129332 1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1290582F129332
1996 Mercedes-Benz SL 280 Convertible with Hardtop
Registration no. N397 NVL
Chassis no. WDB1290582F129332
*Present ownership since 2015
*Automatic transmission
*Circa 96,000 miles from new
*Good service history

Footnotes

  • In 1989, Mercedes-Benz retired its classic Type 107 bodyshell that had been used for a succession of beautiful sports roadsters for almost the preceding 20 years, replacing it with an equally appealing, sleek new design in the modern idiom. This new Type 129 body style was used - initially - for three different engine types: 6.0-litre V12, 5.0-litre V8, and a 3.0-litre straight six that was available in 12- and 24-valve versions in the 300 SL. In 1992 the 300 SL was, in effect, replaced by two new 24-valve models - the SL 280 and SL 320 - powered by 193bhp 2.8-litre and 231bhp 3.2-litre sixes respectively, the latter boasting a 0-100km/h (62mph) time of 8.4 seconds and top speed of 150mph.

    As one might expect, these new SL luxury sports cars were designed to be world leaders in their class and were lavishly equipped in the best Mercedes-Benz tradition. The Nappa leather-upholstered interior featured heated front seats, leather-covered steering wheel/gearshift, and walnut or chestnut wood trim, while incorporating the very latest in automotive technology. As well as being electrically adjustable, the front seats, mirrors and steering column also 'remembered' settings, allowing several customised driving positions, interchangeable at the push of a button. Far too extensive to list there, the SL's generous equipment list included anti-lock brakes, power-assisted steering, acceleration skid control (ASR), electronic stability programme (ESP), driver/passenger air bags, automatic climate control, five-speed electronic automatic transmission, cruise control, and Mercedes-Benz Security System (MBSS).

    Finished in blue/black metallic with magnolia leather interior, this SL 280 Convertible features automatic transmission, alloy wheels, and air conditioning. The car was purchased by the current vendor in 2015 and comes with good service history, having been looked after by independent garages in recent years. Described as in generally very good condition and said to run and drive well, this beautiful modern Mercedes-Benz soft-top is offered with current MoT, a V5C Registration Certificate, and the aforementioned service history.
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