Price: US $16,500.00 Item location: Marina del Rey, California, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: SL Roadster
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: EURO MODEL
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 173280
  • Color: Gold metallic
  • Engine size: Inline 6 Zyl 2.8L
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Brown
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Out of CA state: no smog, Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Options: Cassette Player, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clean
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1978 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class EURO MODEL

For SALE is this very desirable Mercedes Benz 280SL Euro trim car with this attractive color combination gold metallic on tobacco interior!

A nice original example which is mechanically sound with partially redone interior with GERMAN HIGH QUALITY materials! NEW driver seat but passenger seat is still original, NEW carpet, NEW soft top, original dash with no cracks, hard top, the original jack stand, original spear wheel, original owner's manual and many receipts!

It comes equipped with automatic transmission, air conditioning, very desirable small Euro bumpers, rare option of rear seats, power windows and power steering. Service is up to date! Oil, breaks incl. new calipers and sway bar links were recently replaced. The tobacco interior is very soft with no rips or cracks that feels and looks like new. The middle console wood trim has few little carks but it’s still original and looks great! The body of the vehicle is pretty straight! The exterior paint has been repainted over the years at least 2 times and looks great but has little imperfections, color differences due repaint and small scratches! The hardtop is included but could need a repaint. All the chrome on the car is in extreme representable condition! The odometer reads 173K miles and is believed to be original. Even though the engine shows higher miles, it runs extremely strong, accelerates effortlessly and doesn’t leak! A compression test has been preformed recently and all cylinders run around 160pci. Additional pictures or video of the test can be provided upon request. The automatic transmission doesn't jumps and it shifts smooth as it supposed to. There are no issues with the wiring harness or head gasket. The automatic blower works with all the different adjustable options except the A/C. The compressor needs to be rebuilt but since the car is driven mostly open the A/C was not desired. Everything on the instrument cluster incl. all lights work! Also all other lights on the car work flawlessly as well. The overall exterior & interior condition only confirms that this Benz was cared for and kept up to date. This Mercedes Benz is absolutely a daily driver and can be enjoyed immediately!

Many more pictures upon email request available!

The R107 series constructed by German engineering was the longest production line ever built by Mercedes Benz and this particular 280SL was built in a very low production number that is very rare and desirable today!

I recommend looking at the car in person and/ or asking all desired questions BEFORE bidding!

Please EMAIL for more information or appointment for test drive. Thank you!