1980 Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC CoupeSOLD

62,000 miles from new and good history

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Registration No: T.B.A. Engine No: 11098622010509 CC: 2746 Colour: Silver Blue Trim Colour: Dark Blue MOT: Oct 2009

Reference Number 52350

as of 9/29/2009

Car 1980 Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC Coupe
VIN 10702222009422 
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Known History

A total of 10,666 Mercedes W107 SLC cars were built between September 1974 and September 1981. Sharing running gear with the convertible SL models on a lengthened wheelbase, the coupe managed to be a considerably more exclusive proposition. Indeed, official UK importations of the 2.8 litre model only ran from October 1980 until cessation 11 months later, so any 280 SLC is a rare sight in Britain. The smooth double overhead camshaft six afforded plenty of pace with 182bhp available, yet remained frugal enough for daily use with 21mpg in mixed driving. Styling was sober, yet a pleasurable solidity and logic is present in every control, and what other car comes complete with those oh-so-cool side window blinds? Specifications varied and many luxury features were, as is the norm with Mercedes, on the optional extras list.

So it is pleasing that this example is finished in tasteful silver-blue metallic coachwork and has dark blue leather upholstery. Electrical operation for the sunroof, windows and aerial was a rarity in the car's heyday, but this one ticks all the boxes. The car has an intensely maintained service history, from M-B dealerships and specialist garages, and shows a recorded mileage of 61,878 supported by the servicing records. An original Blaupunkt stereo radio/cassette player is still fitted, itself a costly option when new. An original bill of sale is with the car, and the logbook shows only two previous owners. Tax runs until 31st January 2010, and the MOT runs until 23rd October 2009. Often cited as one of the most 'classic' of all Mercedes designs, the SLC is rated as possibly the best grand tourer produced during the 1970s.