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Mercedes R107 280 SL 4 £24995

Presenting for sale on behalf of our client this beautiful low mileage Mercedes SL 280 auto. This is the 2 seat version with the 2746 cc 6 cylinder engine mated to the 4 speed auto gear box.

Finished in signal red with beige cloth upholstery this car comes with a matching factory fitted hard top in immaculate condition and a black folding roof.

With a full service history and 16 stamps/invoices which help authenticate the mileage this car presents beautifully and surely one of the better available.

The R107 range of Mercedes was introduced in 1971 and was produced in various guises until 1989 giving the SL one of the longest production runs of any of Mercedes models.


Jul 81 1125 miles Mercedes main dealer

Apr 82 5027 miles Mercedes main dealer

Apr 86 24522 miles Maloney & Rhodes Cambridge

May 89 33945 miles Maloney & Rhodes Cambridge

Apr 91 39358 miles Maloney & Rhodes Cambridge

We believe car was stored from 94 to 2001

Jul 01 54125 miles Mercedes Northampton

Nov 06 55461 miles Titty Ho Motors Northants

Oct 07 56212 miles Mercedes Kettering

Oct 08 56668 miles Mercedes Kettering

Sept 10 57414 miles Mercedes Peterborough

Sept 11 57774 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist

Aug 13 58438 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist

Aug 14 58710 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist

Aug 15 59274 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist

Aug 16 59274 miles H A Lock Mercedes Specialist

Apr 18 60212 miles Complete Auto Solutions

Mot to April 2020


The signal red paintwork is in remarkable condition considering the car is nearly 40 years old. There is no corrosion or evidence of bubbling that can be seen. Only the odd very light scratch or stone chip are present.

The chrome bumpers/mirror housings are all shiny and corrosion free and the rubbing strips are in excellent order.

The painted steel wheel caps look stunning and suit the car so well.

The roof has possibly been replaced at some point purely because it looks 3 years old rather than 40 years old.

I don’t believe this car has been restored. There is no paperwork or evidence to support that but I am sure that some of the paintwork has been professionally refreshed at some point.


The beige plaid cloth upholstery and plastics are in excellent order as you will see from the photographs. Carpets and door cards are a delight and this cars interior is in such a good condition with very few age related marks or blemishes.

The wood veneers on the centre console are also in excellent order.

The switches and buttons are typically Mercedes engineered to a very high standard and all work as they should.

Engine and Transmission

This lovely car has been with me in storage for the past 12 months and has always started first time. With a smooth idle, engine and gearbox this car is a pleasure to drive.

The straight six cylinder engine produces 185 BHP and with Bosch K Jetronic fuel injection is brisk and reliable.

There are no known mechanical issues with this car.

A mechanical inspection is welcomed.


4 Speed Auto, Factory fitted hard top, Stereo system with AUX in, Central locking, PAS, Electric windows, Plaid cloth

upholstery with head rests, Halogen headlamps, Factory fire extinguisher, Heat insulating glass, Interior adjusting door mirrors.

For more pictures of this outstanding Mercedes please view on my web site - details above
If you would like any more information or to arrange a viewing please contact me (Peter) on the details below

Price £24995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 280
  SL Class
Year 1981
Mileage 60,000 miles
Country UK
Region Leicestershire
Telephone 01858 513881
Status Trade
Date 27-Aug-2019
Ref C1099070

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