1982 Mercedes-Benz R107 280SL

R107 280SL

  • Extremely low mileage
  • Manual 5-speed transmission
  • Full leather beige interior
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The "280SL" model, as a component in Mercedes' already existing R107 series, was launched in 1974. The model was introduced at the time of the oil crisis, as a more fuel-efficient alternative to the then large V8 engines. For the R107, however, this was not a step backward, but a giant leap forward. The introduction of the 6-cylinder inline engine with injection brought a major shift in public perception about the "Mercedes-Benz" brand and especially the R107 series. Previously, the SL was more of a heavy, cumbersome car without much driving feel, due to the heavy V8 engine in the nose combined with a sluggish automatic transmission.

The smooth 6-cylinder immediately transformed the car's character from conservative to sporty convertible. The 2.8-liter inline engine produced 185 hp and 238 Nm of torque, with a top speed of +200km/h. The replacement of the V8 engine also brought with it the introduction of a manual transmission in the R107 series, which only strengthened the sporty caracter of the car. Driving this car is smooth and comfortable, the steering effortless and precise, exactly as you might expect from a Mercedes.

Our Mercedes-Benz 280SL was originally delivered in Belgium in 1982.

Its impeccable appearance, immaculate interior and exceptionally low mileage betray that this is a true enthusiast's car. If the perfect condition and extremely few kilometers are not enough, this thought is only fueled by a well-stocked option list ... Executed in a beautiful anthracite gray metallic (1720) combined with a beige full leather interior and black convertible top, this car steals every show. The owner opted for a sporty gearbox with not 4, but the rather rare 5-speed! Additional options such as heat resistant glazing, rear window heater, 15" alloy wheels, Michelin tires, power windows, central locking and even ABS ensure that this beautiful R107 is still very nicely equipped even by today's standards.

With only 19,992 km since new, it is abundantly clear that this 280SL was only used for pleasure drives during perfect conditions. Every panel is dead straight and there is not a single scratch all over the body. Thanks to the comfortable seats and the ideal seating position, this is a car you will never want to give up!

This car is modern and comfortable enough for a Sunday drive to the bakery, or a never-ending road trip to the Spanish Costa Del Sol. Our Mercedes 280SL is ready to go wherever you want any time of the week! As soon as you get behind the wheel, you feel compelled to enjoy what this car was made for: fold down the roof and tour in the sun, without much regard for the rest of the world.

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