1985 | Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280SL

EUR 35,959 JPY 4,943,242 BGN 70,328 CZK 876,673 DKK 267,515 GBP 29,950 HUF 14,106,598 PLN 168,190 RON 175,892 SEK 375,822 CHF 34,840 ISK 5,045,006 NOK 352,863 HRK 270,186 RUB 4,214,396 TRY 664,276 AUD 52,126 BRL 190,606 CAD 47,278 CNY 249,381 HKD 289,827 IDR 543,127,397 ILS 120,282 INR 2,948,380 KRW 48,277,791 MXN 736,884 MYR 164,364 NZD 57,480 PHP 2,058,492 SGD 50,723 THB 1,308,645 ZAR 601,654

 

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
1985 | Mercedes-Benz 280 SL

Mercedes-Benz 280SL
EUR 35,959 JPY 4,943,242 BGN 70,328 CZK 876,673 DKK 267,515 GBP 29,950 HUF 14,106,598 PLN 168,190 RON 175,892 SEK 375,822 CHF 34,840 ISK 5,045,006 NOK 352,863 HRK 270,186 RUB 4,214,396 TRY 664,276 AUD 52,126 BRL 190,606 CAD 47,278 CNY 249,381 HKD 289,827 IDR 543,127,397 ILS 120,282 INR 2,948,380 KRW 48,277,791 MXN 736,884 MYR 164,364 NZD 57,480 PHP 2,058,492 SGD 50,723 THB 1,308,645 ZAR 601,654

 

United Kingdom

R 107
Convertible / Roadster
136/185 kw/hp
Ian Le Riche

Le Riche Automobile Restorers (CI) Ltd.

  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make Mercedes-Benz
    Model SL-Class
    Model name 280 SL
    Series R 107
    Year of manufacture 1985
    Chassis number WDB 107 042 2A 030925-5
    Condition category Original
    First registration 07/1985
    Engine number 110 990 22 009471
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Roadster
    Power (kw/hp) 136/185
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 2,746
    Cylinders 6
    Doors 2
    Steering Right (RHD)
    Transmission Automatic
    Gears 4
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Disc
    Rear Brake Disc
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Beige
    Manufacturer colour name Light Ivory
    Interior colour Others
    Interior material Others
    Folding roof
    Power Assisted Steering
    Electric windows

Description

The Mercedes-Benz R107 series SL sports cars were produced between 1971 and 1989, when replaced by the R129 series SL-Class, with around 240,000 built during that period. They were offered with a number of different engine options - initially a V8 then a smaller capacity 6 cylinder as well.

The R107 used the chassis components of the midsize Mercedes-Benz W114 saloon series, but in a shorter-wheelbase, 2-seat, convertible/roadster style with standard soft-top, and optional hardtop. The body style did not materially change from their introduction in 1971 through to the end of production.

The 280SL model was available from 1974, fitted with a 2.8 litre, straight-six engine, Bosch fuel injection and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The car offered here was first registered, new in Jersey, in July 1985 and has remained in local ownership since that time. It has had very limited use over the last 20 years and is now being reluctantly sold due to ill health.

The straight-six engine runs evenly and pulls well; the automatic transmission shifts smoothly. The brakes are strong, the power-steering works well and the suspension is in good order – the car drives nicely with no rattles, clonks or unexpected noises. Given its limited use however, it could benefit from some minor re-commissioning work to bring it back to first class condition.

The bodywork is in very good original condition throughout and the car looks very presentable. It does not appear to have been restored or repainted in the past and is generally free from stone-chips, scuffs and scratches, with very little evidence of any corrosion. The chrome trim is all present and in good condition, with just a little bubbling on the original die cast boot lid handle, which is not uncommon. The underside is in quite remarkable original condition with only a few very minor traces of corrosion – pleasantly surprising for this model car after 35 years.

The original interior is in excellent condition - the dashtop has no cracks; the wood trim shows no lacquer peel or sun damage and all the instruments are working, as are the electric windows. The seats and doorcards are clean and unmarked. The carpets show little wear (some have been replaced at some point in the car’s life). Only two small areas betray the car’s age - the driver’s seat shows a little wear in the centre section of the cushion and the driver’s side rubber sill cover has some rubber disintegrating along its outer edge. The convertible hood, which looks like the original, is in very good condition, as is the hood mechanism.

The R107 SL range is a popular classic, with stylish looks, a good reputation for reliability, a comfortable ride and the ability to be used daily like a modern car if required. It can happily deal with town driving and traffic as well as embarking on long, continental journeys.

This quite exceptional, original example is solid, drives very nicely and with minor improvements the condition could be bought to another level. With just 2 owners from new, it has only covered a limited overall mileage during its life (the original speedo was replaced at 27,500 miles, which is documented) with the new speedo now showing just below 10,000 miles. The current owner - for the last 18 years - has only used the car very sparingly, covering under 5000 miles, with the car stored in a heated garage which evidences the excellent, original condition of the vehicle.

The car is currently Jersey registered and we can assist and advise with shipping and importing processes if required. We can ship worldwide.

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Dealer-Imprint

Le Riche Automobile Restoreres (CI) Ltd.

Unit 10, Springside Rue de la Monnaie

JE3 5DG Trinity

+44 1534 864073

Ian Le Riche

Seller

Ian Le Riche
Le Riche Automobile Restorers (CI) Ltd.
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