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This top class 1985 Mercedes Benz 280SL has covered just 66,000 miles from new and comes with an exceptional history including the original bill of sale. C55 VWD was supplied new by Carols Motors Ltd in Wolverhampton in Champagne Metallic with Brazil Cloth upholstery and Brown soft top hood. The first owner, a lady In Edgbaston owned the SL for almost 21 years and covered 40,000 miles in the car. She had the supplying dealer first service the car at 4527 and again at 13888 miles before using a Birmingham based Mercedes Benz specialist maintained who looked after the car for many, many years, stamping the service book at 18990, 20202, 21212, 23018, 28244, 30654. 32580 and 34852 in 2003. Service history since is recorded at 39143, 42989, 47526, 53099 and 58254 in 2016.
Adding to the service history, we have MOT certificates dating to when the car was five years old, invoices for much of the service work, original handbooks and various tax discs. C55 VWD has come to us in outstanding condition and has first class bodywork and a stunning, first class paint finish. The body is superbly straight with perfect gaps, the car is structurally exceptional with perfect lower wings, wheel arches and door bottoms. The SL has none of the usual corrosion in the boot or under bonnet and bulk head area and has been kept in lovely order throughout its life. The soft top hood is in excellent condition, windows have been replaced in 2012 and the upholstery is original and first class and has the desirable optional extra of rear seats. The Brazil cloth seats are superb and in remarkable condition considering they are original, the door cards, carpets and dashboard are also excellent, so is the original factory hard top.
On the road our SL is quite simply outstanding with a beautiful low mileage engine and gearbox with smooth changes up and down. The brakes, steering and general handling is first class as expected on a low mileage, superbly maintained high quality car like this. These Mercedes Benz SL's are a true luxury tourer and this car will most certainly not disappoint in any respect. The car has covered in the region of 5000 faultless miles over the past year and recent expenditure includes a stainless-steel exhaust system. This is a car ready to use and enjoy and offers a wonderful driving experience.