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1984 Mercedes-Benz (R107) 280SL #2074 57k miles Classic White For Sale

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Price £35,995 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Mercedes
Model 280
  SL Class
Year 1984
Mileage 57,000 miles
Country UK
Region Warwickshire
Telephone 01789 229914
Status Trade
Date 10-May-2020
Ref C1120691
1984 Mercedes-Benz R107 280 SL

57,000 miles

Classic White (737O) with Black MB Tex (151) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)

The Mercedes-Benz 280SL was introduced in 1974, the little brother to the already established V8 engined R107 SL. Despite the smaller displacement, the 280SL was no slouch, offering ample power and acceleration thanks to the decreased weight beneath the bonnet. The six cylinder unit is some 50kg lighter than the V8, and with over 180bhp on tap, these cars can be spritely.

This example was built in 1984, a time when buyers had a choice of 280SL, 350SL or 500SL. A year later in 1985 the 300SL and 420SL would take over from the 280SL and 350SL, heralding a new and final chapter for the R107 and introducing range of cars that the market has always seen as superior.

The superiority of the 1986-1989 cars has always been a subject of debate. What one gains in handling and braking ability is somewhat lost in classic style. It is this classic style, combined with period colours and of course, matching hub caps that is driving an increased interest in pre1986 cars.

Finished in Classic White, this 280SL was built in 1984. Supplied new by Bargate Motors of Boston, the first owner opted for black MB Tex instead of leather. Leather was an expensive option back in 1984, but MB Tex also wears extremely well in the long term, and isn’t so prone to cracking like poorly cared for leather.

With it’s perfect chrome and deep white paintwork, this car is very hard to date for the untrained eye… Built in the 1980s, styled in the late 1960s and wearing a 1950s colour scheme, it really is a lovely looking SL.

it has an impeccable and well organised service history folder detailing a lifetime of care.

Finding high calibre early cars is extremely difficult. As values fell through the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, many of these cars simply dropped off the radar. With declining values, the inclination to spend large amounts of money on maintenance and upkeep also fell.

This car demonstrates consistent ownership, a loved and carefully maintained car throughout it’s life. Accompanying this car is a well organised ring bound folder containing a great deal of documentation and invoices pertaining to service work. Almost every MOT certificate is present, dating back to the first one in 1987.

Complete with matching hard top, this fantastic early 280SL is ready to be enjoyed.


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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