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1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R107) #2106 19k Miles 5 Speed Manual For Sale

Labrador Blue (312) with Blue Leather (252) and Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (5010)

19, 000 miles

The first owner of this car was, as far as we can tell, an enthusiast. On the 6th September 1983 Mr L paid the princely sum of £20, 057. 68 (or just over £71, 000 in today’s money), evidenced by the presence of the original invoice for the car. It enjoys some expensive optional extras including full leather and rear seats.

With it’s rare colour, manual gearbox, antilock brakes, rear seats and lightweight alloy wheels, this car would have been unique against all the other SLs sold by E J Harley Mercedes-Benz in 1983. 

The combination of a manual gearbox and six-cylinder engine make this the most economical of all the R107 range. Its not often that we find manual cars, though they are enjoyable to drive and offer a different dynamic for the R107. A manual gearbox allows the full potential of the 2. 8 litre straight six engine to be used, letting the driver hang on to gear changes just to hear that raucus but refined sound. A 280SL gives ample performance, though it’s understandable that the SL has a reputation more for cruising than for spirited driving - this one enjoys a little of both.

Mercedes-Benz offered 16 different shades of blue throughout the production lifetime of the R107, with Labrador Blue only offered from 1982 to 1984. This is not a colour that we see very often at all, making this a very special car indeed.

Whether the first owner was a spirited driver or a had one eye on the fuel gauge we can’t be certain, but we are absolutely confident the specification of this SL makes it one of a kind. For much of it’s life this car has been adorned with the numberplate SL3000, a neat touch for an already unusual car.

For it’s 19, 000 miles this car boasts 13 service stamps, There is a large folder of invoices, receipts and MOT certificates spanning the history of this car. Paperwork accompanying this car includes the original 1983 Mercedes-Benz PDI sheet, as well as manufacturers fuel economy leaflet. There is also the original Mercedes-Benz ‘Safety at the Roadside’ document, as well as the owners manual and service book. The roof handles reside in the correct pouches on the front of the plastic document wallet. There are two sets of keys with this car.

With such low mileage and some neat original features, this car is ready to be shown.

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As Europe’s leading SL specialist, it is our duty to select only the very best examples of the many cars we are offered. Our showroom has been hand picked to give us a wide variety of cars from across the decades. Every car has to pass rigorous inspections and checks before being offered for sale. Our cars are prepared and detailed to the highest standards.

With each car we offer a full hand over, showing you the ropes, walking around the car and introducing you before handing over the keys. Our reputation as an industry leader in classic car sales is built on matching the perfect car to the right customer.

When you buy an SLSHOP classic Mercedes-Benz you are buying more than just a motorcar. With our service and parts department, events and experiences you’ll soon feel like part of the family. We want our customers to enjoy these cars, and offer a range of ideas and inspirations to get you out on the road.

Each car featured has an extensive 2 year mechanical warranty and 3 year bulkhead warranty. It is this attention to detail and our exceptional after service support that put an SLSHOP car head and shoulders above all others.

Whether you are looking for an SL to suit your home, or want to find a new home for your SL, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

To discuss any of the vehicles we have for sale please contact Bruce Greetham on the details below, thank you.

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