Whether you're looking to add a classic 280SL "Pagoda" to your collection or you're a first time buyer seeking a great collector car, here is one that merits your consideration. These are not only great driving, high quality automobiles but are proving to be good investments as well. As car enthusiasts ourselves, we say buy for the fun but we know it doesn't hurt that a car has shown good value appreciation over time as these have. Finished in a very attractive exterior/interior color combination, this 280 is an older restoration that is still holding up very well. That means close inspection may reveal a few minor paint blemishes but it also means the restoration was quality work. When shortcuts are taken, paint and body problems have a way of reappearing after two or three years (if not sooner) and that's not the case here. Consistent with the quality work, this car's body has great panel gaps, no rust issues, and the overall paint appearance belies the fact that it was done some years back. The interior was done to a high standard and the leather seats and carpets exhibit virtually no wear. The dash wood is excellent as well. The car has both hard and soft tops. The soft top is new, well fitted, and in the correct material. Mechanically, it's in great shape too. The engine has been rebuilt, holds the proper oil pressure, doesn't smoke and runs in the correct temperature range. The transmission works as it should and with a rebuilt suspension and brakes, you can be confident it drives as well as it looks. Please call/text Mike Buchanan at 573-579-4617 or email to mike@ItsAliveAuto.com with questions or for more details. Thanks for looking!
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