Mercedes-Benz R107 280SL EU deliverd car, long term ownership, nice drivers condition (1985)




The previous owner of this 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL was a real enthusiast, that’s a must. This SL is a European-delivered Mercedes-Benz 280SL, the variant with the much-loved six-in-line engine and a car with an automatic transmission with four gears. If you would like to drive a six-cylinder R107, this is the car for you. The fact that the car is also executed in such a wonderful colour combination completes the picture. The car was registered in 1985 by a German Mercedes-Benz dealer and delivered to the first owner on March 27, 1986, so it was basically brand new. She owned the car until 2003, after which the car has had only one owner who has also taken very good care of the car.
That the car has always been well maintained and cherished can be seen in everything. The paintwork has already been repainted once for cosmetic reasons and still looks very well cared for. The body is very nice with only some minimal traces of use and the convertible top is also in good used condition and fits neatly everywhere. The car is on the original wheels and fitted with good tires in the correct sizes.
The interior is completely original and is still in very good condition. What is also striking is the fact that the 280SL is equipped with an airbag steering wheel, which was an option that you rarely saw in 1985 and was only available on cars from the top segment. Furthermore, the car is fully equipped as you would expect. The car has cruise control, climate control, heated seats and power windows. The carpets look neatly cared for and the leather on the seats has developed a beautiful patina and is still nice and supple. The instruments and controls all look neat and function as they should.
The technology is also very well taken care of. The 2.8-litre in-line six produces 190 hp and is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. The automatic transmission, combined with the abundant torque of 255 Newton meters at 4,400 rpm, means that both relaxed driving and nice driving are possible and makes this wonderful R107 a fantastic travel companion. The road holding is good and the brakes are also easy to dose. The great thing about a well-maintained R107-generation SL is that the car hasn’t lost any quality yet.
The car will be delivered including the manual, old invoices and papers and the booklets of the radio and the separate booklet in which the operation of the airbag is described. In short, a wonderfully well-maintained Mercedes-Benz R107 280SL in an attractive colour scheme and in good condition.

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  • Mileage: 126,238
  • Year: 1985
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Blue

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