1981 Mercedes 280SL R107 EUROPEAN Model Manual Transmission WE SHIP AND EXPORT!!

Price: US $20,950.00 Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: 280SL R107 EURO
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 280SL R107 EURO
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 98944
  • VIN: 11111111111111111
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 2.8L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Options: CD Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1981 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 280SL R107 EURO

1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SL EUROPEAN Model

Here is the chance to own one of the most beautiful roadsters that Mercedes-Benz ever made -1981 Mercedes Benz 280SL roadster! What makes this SL special, is that this is the TRUE EUROPEAN 6 Cylinder model, featuring more elegant and desirable short European Bumpers, and square one piece European Headlights as well as rare and highly desirable MANUAL 4 Speed Transmission!!!!

280SL was a special production model, and limited number of cars were produced each year from 1974 until 1985, as majority of its siblings produced were V8 models. Out of 237,287 R107's ever producedONLY25,436 were 280SL's, and after 30+ years of life number of 280SL's on the road today is much much smaller!!!

Even though being inline 6, the engine delivers as much power as the US version V8's, and being lighter car, its much more nimble and fun to drive especially being mated to its 4 speed manual transmission!

What we have here is a 1 LONG TERM owner (34 years) - extremely well kept, documented and rare "Gray Market" 1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SL. It was purchased in Germany with 14,000 Kilometers by its previous owner's father in law. He imported it to US in 1983 and sold it to his son in law in 1985, and this SL remained with him until we acquired it!

Its desirable and rare Astral Silver Paint shines beautifully and Powerful Inline 6 engine purrs and runs strong as ever.

With its rare and desirable color combination, manual transmission, and the fact that this is true EUROPEAN 280SL, there is not a lot of R107 SL's like this one on the road today!!

Even its Speedometer and odometer are still in Kilomemters (159,235 KM)!!!!

About the car:

Its Astral Silver (Paint Code 735G - astralsilber) paint has a beautiful shine and luster, and it truly makes this German Roadster look timeless!! Chrome is in beautiful condition, complete with healthy luster, and this beautiful roadster is a head turner and conversation piece everywhere it goes.

This SL was Sunny Florida car its whole life! Body is straight and solid, and all doors, hood, and trunk are operating with ease! It has been always garaged, pampered and kept away from rain and bad weather.)

This SL comes with both soft top, and the hard top! Black Canvas Soft top is in excellent condition, and it is very easy to operate. Back Plastic windows are nice and clear!

Hard top is also in excellent condition, including all original Sekurit glass, and the headliner which is clean, and rips and tears free!! Another sign of originality of this beautiful car is stamping mark on the Hard Top (4846) which reflects the digits from its DATA Card!!!

-Interior

Its elegant Dark Blue interior is in wonderful condition! Seats are in excellent condition, and they are very supportive and comfortable!

This Mercedes comes with rare manual windows, and they are working as they should!

Just take a look at the pictures, and you will get an idea about the condition of this car, how nicely it is kept, and how beautiful it is. It really does not get any better than this!

-Engine & Transmission

Bullet Proof 2.8 Liter inline 6 Engine is strong and powerful as ever with!! Engine starts up with ease, manual 4 speed transmission shifts effortlessly through all of its grears and this beauty has no problems cruising down the highway at 80+ MPH!!!

Right before we acquired it, its owner spent over $3,000 getting it ready for the summer! Service included new fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel accumulator, rear brakes (brake pads, brake rotors, calipers and brake lines), engine and transmission mounts, subframe mounts, as well as the steering tie rods, upper and lower ball joints and few other things.

Unfortunately soon after all work was done, he had a hip surgery and had to sell the car as it became impossible for him to get in and out of it with ease, especially to manually shifts gears. With heavy heart he decided to sell his baby, and have someone else enjoy it!!

This German Roadster handles great at the high speeds, and it is very comfortable.

Air Condition works as it should, and this car is ready for some topless fun!!!! There is nothing better than driving down the road in the Classic SL, with the top down, and the wind in your hair!!!

This beautiful roadster comes ALL complete with its original books and manuals, original data card, original tool set, and also its original Safety Triangle sign (PLEASE SEE PICTURES).

280SL's don't come up for sale very often, especially ones with manual transmission, and full Euro equipment that hasn't been removed when it was imported to US, so act fast!!

Title is clear and is ready to be transferred immediately ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD and we will be glad to help winning buyer with finding the cheapest shipping quote for shipping, personally deliver the car to the local port for the out of the Country buyers, and fill out all the necessary paperwork to make it easy and convenient for the winning buyer!

If you have any questions feel free to contact us at 904-728-9688 or 904-571-5237, and we will be more than happy to help out with anything we can.