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Cheshire Classic Benz

Supplying the highest quality examples of classic Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1960s to 1990s

280SL Roadster 2.8 Litre 6-Cyl 1984A

Astral Silver, matching hardtop, black soft top, black sport check interior, 4-speed auto, electric windows, rear seats, recent new radio/CD player, original 14” steel wheels with hubcaps, central locking, FSH, all tools and manuals, 39,000 miles.


This lovely vehicle was supplied new by Arlington Motor Company of Bedford to a local owner, and spent the first four years of its life with him, covering under 5,000 miles during that period. In 1988 it went to an architect in Coventry who kept it for 23 years until 2011, changing the ownership from his architectural practice to himself in 2003. By 2011, at 27 years old, it had done around 36,000 miles, at which point it went to a gentleman near Leicester, who kept it for just under two years and hardly used it. At that time we purchased it and supplied it to its latest owner, a gentleman near Newcastle Upon Tyne. He has now sold it back to us due to lack of use, having only driven it around 3,000 miles in the four years he has owned it.

It has been serviced regularly for the whole of its life, even during the years of low usage. Every one of the 24 stamps in the service book are from Mercedes-Benz franchised dealers. We have almost every MOT certificate since 1988 and many service and maintenance invoices from recent years. We will service it before handover to its new owner, so it will be ready for a further 6,000 miles before any scheduled attention is needed.

Having been properly garaged for all of its life, used sparingly and maintained unstintingly by each of its four owners it is in pristine condition throughout and drives beautifully, with ample and smooth power delivery from the silky six cylinder engine. The silver paint colour is a favourite for many purchasers, and the rarely found steel wheels with chrome and body coloured hubcaps give it an extra classic appeal which sets it apart from almost every other example of this model. It will always be admired in any company by those who know their Mercedes.

Values of this model have been climbing steadily over recent years as a knock-on effect of the meteoric rise in prices of the earlier Pagoda model, and they show no sign of abating. Superb examples such as this one can therefore be thought of as a blue-chip investment which is also a lovely thing to own and use.

We have carried out a comprehensive mechanical check of the car and any faults found have been remedied. All required maintenance has been carried out (see above). A schedule of this work will be supplied with the car, along with our own warranty, details of which can be supplied on request.

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Stock in Preparation, Coronavirus Precautions and Wheels for SaleUpdated 11 April 2021

Stock in Preparation

Due to various staffing and supply issues outside our control it is currently taking much longer to prepare cars, and as a result there are very few for sale on the website at present. Many cars are being reserved prior to being prepared for sale and selling before they are listed on the website. Models currently awaiting preparation but available for viewing are: R107 300SL roadster, R107 500SL roadster, W111 280SE 3.5 coupe, W115 230.4 saloon (LHD), W123 230CE coupe (SOLD), W123 280TE estate (RESERVED), W124 300TE estate, W124 230CE coupe, W124 300CE Coupe (ultra-low mileage), W124 E320 Sportline cabriolet, W124 E220 cabriolet. Any of them can be viewed and reserved pending preparation, and as soon as you have secured your chosen car by payment of a deposit it will be brought to the head of the queue for immediate attention.

Coronavirus Precautions

As from 12 April we are once again open for car viewings by appointment. We are applying full social distancing measures, with contact surfaces on cars being sanitised before and after viewings. Regrettably we cannot offer test drives until further notice.



We have been clearing out our stock room and have many wheels, trims and hubcaps for disposal. From the 1960s to 2000s, sizes 13 to 18 inch, alloy and steel, AMG, Lorinser, Carat Duchatelet, Sportline, with and without tyres, full sets and one-offs, for models R107, W108, W111, W113, W123, W124, W126, R129, W140, W201, W202, W220 and others. Call or email with your requirements. We probably have what you need.