This lovely period 280SL Lefthand drive Mercedes provides quality open-top motoring in a timeless motorcar perhaps most famous for its near bulletproof powerplant. The 2.8L six-cylinder engine is considered by many the favoured in the range as it returns the highest fuel economy, whilst also propelling the car comfortably in modern traffic. The Gold bodywork with matching hard-top and good quality dark hood are all in excellent order. The really lovely chocolate-coloured leather interior is spotless with good carpets to boot. This is an ex-California car from Santa Barbara with no signs of corrosion from which these cars can suffer, but sadly the dashboard top-roll is cracked as can be the case with cars from sunnier climes. Showing just 128,000miles the car starts first time, runs and drives effortlessly as you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz and still never fails to attract interest on the roads. Sold with MoT to May 2014, V5C registration books showing import in 2012 and a host of bills, handbooks and correspondence from its time in the USA, this is an appreciating car with many more miles of joyful motoring to offer.