1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (RHD)
- ULEZ Compliant
- Just 60,000 miles from new
- Only 3 owners from new
- Beautiful Signal Red over Cream Beige Interior
- Hard and Soft tops
- Exceptional example of one of the most desirable SL’s
- A perfectly usable and dependable classic convertible
No formal introduction is needed to the iconic R107, but when Mercedes-Benz took the W114/W115 chassis and the engines from the W126 S-Class range, the ‘Sports Line’ range was born and production began in 1971. Success spread across the globe for 18 years of production, however in North America only the 450SL (with a low compression 4.5 litre V8 engine) was supplied up till 1980, when the lesser powerful replacement 380SL came into production under restrictions of emission laws.
The 280SL R107 carried on the iconic name from the previous W113 SL though with a brand new, fuel-injected 2.8 Litre Inline 6 which produced a respectable 182 BHP and a top speed of 129MPH, more than enough to performance to keep up with both old and new traffic. The 2.8 is the most economical of all the SL engines but with the help of its 4-Speed transmission, it pulls along incredibly smoothly, not feeling strained even at high-speeds on motorways. It remains comfortable and quiet as a contemporary S-Class but with the sleek iconic styling of a classic Mercedes Roadster.
Our car is a truly stunning, low mileage example of a 280SL, finished in a lovely colour combination of Signal Red over Cream Beige Interior with Sport Check inserts. The majority of these SLs, owing to their well known reliability as a car from Mercedes “overbuilt” era, have usually done well over 100,000 miles, with our car having covered a mere 60,000 miles in comparison. Being post- 1980, the car benefits from being a facelift example with numerous improvements over the earlier model, the biggest being an upgrade from a 3-Speed to a 4-Speed automatic transmission. Believed to be original inside and out, this car is truly one of the nicest examples one would wish to find and the perfect car for the fast approaching Summer with its light, airy interior.
If you’re after an R107, we’re more than proud to offer such a lovely car that you would hate to miss, whether its for a collection, daily transportation or just a classic for long weekends, this is the car for you.
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