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Very Rare! 1981 Mercedes Sl280 Convertible European Model on 2040-cars

Year:1981 Mileage:295888 Color: Orange / Black leather

White Rock, British Columbia, Canada

White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
Body Type:Convertible- hard & soft top available
Vehicle Title:Clear
Fuel Type:Gasoline
For Sale By:Private Seller
VIN: 00000000000000000 Year: 1981
Number of Cylinders: 6
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Trim: 2 Door Convertible- hard & soft top available
Options: Hard and Soft Top Available, Leather Seats, CD Player, Convertible
Drive Type: Rear Wheel
Power Options: Power Windows
Mileage: 295,888
Sub Model: SL 280
Exterior Color: Orange
Number of Doors: 2
Interior Color: Black leather
Condition: Used: A vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections. ... 

- Rare collectable EUROPEAN MODEL, the only one in British Columbia

- Convertible Mercedes-Benz SL280

- Hard Top/Soft Top available

- $6000 stereo system

- Motor recently rebuilt by Mercedes specialists

- Interior and exterior in excellent condition

- Black leather seats

- VIN decoder doesn't recognize European VIN #. VIN # is WDB10704212009101


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