1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R107) #2177
- Stock Number: 2177
- Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 280SL (R107) Original Early Car
- Mileage: 60560
- Paint Colour: Signal Red
- Interior Colour: Beige Fabric
- Year: 1981
- Price: £38,995
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About This Car
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R107)
Signal Red (568) with Beige Sports Check Interior (035) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)
This all original early SL looks as good today as it did leaving the factory in 1981. With just 3 previous owners spanning it’s 60,560 mile history, the car is present with all original books and extensive paperwork.
Still with a complete set of matching hub caps, this Signal Red looks every inch the icon of the late 1970s. A fantastic chance to acquire an early car in what is arguably the most desirable 107 SL colour.
Purchased new by Mr R, it remained under his stewardship from 1981 until 2006. There are many, many receipts and documents on file including a 24,000 mile service receipt from 1986. The service record indicates that the car was stored from 1994 to 2001.
Over the last 18 years the car has covered a mere 6,000 miles and been carefully maintained.
Finding an early car in good condition is difficult, but to find one with documents dating back to the 1980s is virtually impossible.
1981 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R107)
Model 280 SL
Engine 110986 22 011352
Transmission 02 075265
Order Number 0 1 537 71445
Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
Interior FABRIC – BEIGE (035)
Paint 1 SIGNAL RED (568O)
Paint 2 SIGNAL RED (568O)
320 ADDITIONAL PLATE AND REAR SEAT BENCH STOP FOR GREAT BRITAIN
420 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, FLOOR SHIFT
467 CENTRAL LOCKING MECHANISM AND INSTRUMENTS WITH ENGLISH LETTERING
503 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, ON THE LEFT
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
533 INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION WITHOUT RADIO SET
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
656 MICHELIN TIRES
666 10 LITERS OF FUEL AND MODE OF PACKING VE III
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001
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Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.
A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.
Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?
Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour - the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.
All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.
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