Classified Ad Number: 31339 on www.AntiqueCar.com
Date of Ad Placement: Jan 4, 2014
1980 MERCEDES BENZ 280SL EURO-ROADSTER
Absolutely Stunning 1980 Mercedes Euro 280 SL roadster that is in amazing original condition throughout! This awesome Mercedes is the desired Euro model, which is nearly impossible to find especially in this condition because this vehicle was never marketed in the USA. This vehicle possesses the sought after extremely rare manual transmission coupled with the straight six engine. In addition this solid example has very low original mileage. It includes both hard and soft tops.
While very clean and nice all around, this car is original, not restored, and does show some wear. It�s certainly in excellent shape but not show quality. The chrome, lights, and lenses are all in very good condition, and the glass has no chips or cracks.
The interior is in very nice condition all around, with no serious flaws or issues. The wood trim is worn in places, and the top of the dash does have a crack, but everything looks very clean and sharp in total.
Mechanically, the car runs well with no trouble or issues. The motor fires right to life and delivers smooth power across the rev band, and the transmission shifts cleanly through the gears. It would make a dependable daily driver, as it can be driven anywhere you want to go with simple ease and pleasure. The car has no known leaks and/or mechanical issues and drives down the road straight as an arrow. Steering and suspension are excellent. The tires all match and the original Mercedes alloy wheels are in great shape. This Euro 280SL offers the best balance of power, economy and handling. No oversize V-8 to weigh the car down and overpower the car through the curves. The weight is well balanced front to rear.
This 280SL was purchased in Germany and after a three month sightseeing holiday, then shipped to the USA to enjoy the country club life. The only modification was to change the headlights and that was based on taste preference. Upon entry no modifications were made to the engine nor were any large intrusive bumpers installed. Unfortunately the car outlived its original owner and was passed onto his son. He had hoped his wife would enjoy it as much as his Dad but she never quite took to the manual transmission. After a shifting mishap in the garage the car was retired to the driveway and remained there for three years until I purchased it some ten years ago.
If you owned an SL in the past or you have always dreamed of owning one, here is your chance to own one of the very best with super low miles. I�ve even installed seatbelts in the rear for the potential buyers with growing families. I have been offered $10,000, solely to part it out for the manual transmission. Presently, the NADA list this car at $23,400 for average retail. This is a better investment then the stock market as you will not only be getting an investment that will not go down in value but one that will give you great pleasure and an Adrenaline rush every time you turn the key!
I personally believe the investment potential for these great German classics will grow beyond your imagination. Many 280SL's in this condition and quality are being quietly bought up by European and other worldwide buyers because of the favorable exchange rate and exported out of this country, leaving fewer and fewer available. For the true collector or enthusiast who appreciates and understands this up and coming classic, you will not be disappointed in this awesome motorcar.
Price: $12,990.00 or Offer
Make: MERCEDES BENZ
Model: 280SL EURO-ROADSTER
Ad Number: 31339 Seller Username: JohnSchudy
Location: Mamaroneck, New York, 10543 - United States US
Ad Traffic: 2599 visitors