Dark Red (maroon), 79,402 original miles, matching hardtop, tan leather, new tan convertible top, Becker Europa radio, A/C, automatic.
This car was enjoyed from new by the original owner up until the mid 1990s when it was purchased by a dealer/collector with 74,000 miles showing on the odometer. Hatch and Sons Automotive out of Hudson, Massachusetts then performed a cosmetic restoration and mechanical servicing of the car including stripping the body to bare metal and re-spraying it in the original Mercedes Dark Red. The interior received new carpets, new leather for the seats, and a refinishing of the dash and trim pieces. Externally, the chrome pieces were polished and any other cosmetic updates were completed. Mechanically, the engine, brakes, bushings, suspension and other mechanical parts were gone through.
The current condition of the car is excellent, having traveled just 5,000 miles since completion. It has always been properly stored and cared for by its current owner, a Mercedes collector. It is clean, chip free, and ready to be enjoyed. This is an excellent example of the Mercedes Benz 280SL, having been finished to the extremely high standards of Hatch and Sons.