This 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SL was originally a German-market example initially ordered via the Nuernberg Branch. The car was imported to the United States by the first owner and purchased by the current owner in 2015. This R107 is finished in Signal Red (568) over Beige Karo Cloth (055) and is powered by a 2.8-liter inline-6 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Equipment includes automatic climate control with A/C, power windows, a mounted fire extinguisher, and cruise control. Service records included in the sale document a complete refurbishment including various seals and bushings, A/C, a fuel tank drain and cleaning, fuel system refurbishment, brake system refurbishment, and paint correction. This 280SL now shows 32k miles and is offered for sale on consignment by the selling dealer with service records, factory literature, two sets of keys, and a clean Florida title.
The exterior is finished in Signal Red (568) with chrome trim along the beltline, windows, and hardtop. European-market glass headlamps and bumpers are shown on the car and remain in good condition with no notable flaws. Both door mirrors also include heated glass with the passenger side being power adjustable. The black soft top is shown in the gallery without any tears, snags, and new rubber seals. The rear window remains clear as well. In February 2023 the SL received a comprehensive paint correction and detailed photos of the body and paint can be seen in the gallery below.
The car wears factory 14” wheels with matching hubcaps finished in Signal Red paint. Hankook Kinergy tires measure 205/70 at all four corners with 2021 date codes shown. Braking is handled by discs behind each wheel.
The cabin is finished in Beige Karo Cloth (055) lining the seat centers and door cards with Beige leather trim accenting. Burl Walnut wood trim adorns the center console and dashboard. Features include automatic climate control, power windows, cruise control and an original Becker Europa Cassette head unit. All electrical systems and functions operate as intended including the automatic climate control and air conditioning. In addition to the head unit, this Euro-market example features adjustable headlamps via scroll switch.
The factory steering wheel frames instrumentation including a 160-mph speedometer which also houses the analogue odometer reading 32k miles. Other gauges include a tachometer, fuel level indicator, fuel economy indicator, oil pressure, coolant temperature and an analogue clock. Below sit a row of warning lights alongside the controls for the resettable trip odometer.
This 280SL is powered by a 2.8-liter M110 inline-six which produced 182 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque when new. Included service documents show a comprehensive refurbishment in 2022 including various seals and bushings, A/C, a fuel tank drain and cleaning, fuel system refurbishment, brake system refurbishment, and more. Additionally several previous records are included dating back to 1990.
The Carfax report lists no accidents or damage reports, linear mileage updates, and three decades of reported service visits.This 280SL now shows 32k miles and is offered for sale on consignment by the selling dealer with service records, factory literature, two sets of keys, and a clean Florida title.
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