1970 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
Car for sale by Its Alive Automotive in Bridgeton, Missouri 63044
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Classic Car Overview
Not a museum example but a very beautiful and solid driver that runs well, is in excellent mechanical condition and needs nothing. This car is on consignment with us by the current owner who purchased last year for my wifes 50th birthday. Unfortunately it turns out she does not enjoy driving a classic car so her automotive preferences provide a great opportunity for someone who appreciates the classic style and attributes of the 280SL.
The car was restored in the late 1980s by the owner of Its Alive Automotive which was until last year retained in his personal collection and used very infrequently. That restoration included the following:
Dash completely disassembled and repainted
All rubber replaced
All chrome rechromed
Front suspension rebuilt
All brakes replaced
New hub caps
New headlight bucket surrounds
New carpet and leather interior (from GAHH)
Prior to its sale last year to the current owner, a new soft top (also from GAHH) of the correct material was installed.
Due to the cars infrequent use since restoration, the current owner invested over $20,000 in a thorough servicing and recommissioning to bring all maintenance up to date and complete several age wear minor repairs. Receipts for this work are available.
The engine starts instantly, with the cold start fast idle system operating as designed and runs very well. It accelerates smoothly and feels strong. The transmission shifts smoothly. All accessories are functioning as designed.
The car has no known rust, and the color combination of navy blue on biscuit is beautiful.
Paintwork, while very good overall shows some minor chipping from use (professionally touched up), but no cracking or bubbling. No dents, body panels and chrome work are straight and in very good condition.
Seats, carpet (correct German square weave) and dashboard are all in excellent condition. The installed radio is a Pioneer AM/FM/CD with hands free and blue tooth. Climate control system works as designed. Tires are new.
This car comes with two tops. Hard top is light blue and in fair condition with some staining on the headliner and a small dent on the exterior. Convertible canvas top is royal blue and in good working condition. Odometer currently shows 19,650. The clear title lists mileage as exempt.
Please call/text Mike at 573-579-4617 or email to Mike@ItsAliveAuto.com with questions or for more details. Thanks for looking!
Classic Car ID101207764
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