This beautiful LHD 1984 Mercedes 280SL Roadster was supplied new by Mercedes Benz dealer Auto Hoock in Viernheim, Germany on 28th March 1984 and delivered to its first owner a Joseph Biebel who was a banker with Deutsche Bank in Mannheim.
The car is finished in the stunning Champagne Gold Metallic with a full Brown Leather interior with centre armrest, Rear Seat conversion (original bench seat with car), Brown Carpets, Brown Mohair Soft Top, Factory Hard Top, 2.8 6 cylinder Litre Fi Engine, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering, Electric windows, ABS Brakes, Stereo, Twin Headlamp conversion and original flat face Alloy Wheels. The car was fitted with Air Conditioning in the USA and although the Compressor has been removed, all pipework is in situ for reinstatement if required.
The car was kept by Herr Biebel in Germany for a few years before he took the car to Santa Barbara, California where it remained until being sold in 2012.
It was purchased direct from its American owner by a Mr Clive Gessing-Richardson a Director of Wren Restoration Ltd of Beccles in Norfolk and it was imported to the UK and registered here on 25th May 2012. They carried out a complete repaint of the car to an exceptionally high standard and on completion of the restoration it was kept by them for 3 years before being sold to the current English owner in November 2015.
He took the car to his house in Switzerland and then to his villa in Southern Spain and it has been kept mostly in Spain for the last 3 years before he brought it back to London in June 2018 for us to sell on his behalf.
It comes with a very good history file including all of its original German service books and manuals, Mercedes Data Card, original Daimler-Benz Invoice to Herr Biebl including German registration details, USA registration documents/registration cards from the 2 subsequent owners in California and lots of invoices for works and services undertaken in the various countries where the car has been kept. We have just MOT'd the car and it has now covered 128,000 Miles from new.
This car really is in exceptional condition throughout and the paint and bodywork is unblemished. It is totally rust free as you can see from the photographs of the underside and with a perfect bulkhead and perhaps as a result of being in California for the majority of its life.
It really is in A1 condition throughout and is mechanically excellent and it really does needs to be seen and driven to be fully appreciated.
Upon sale it will be given a full service and it will come with our own 6 Month Mechanical Warranty which can be upgraded and extended at additional cost if required.
Car on display @ our showrooms in Mortlake, South West London.