1983 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R107) #2106 5 Speed Manual
- Stock Number: 2106
- Make / Model: MERCEDES-BENZ / 280SL (R107) Rare 5 Speed Manual
- Mileage: 19122
- Paint Colour: Blue/Blue
- Interior Colour: Blue Leather 252
- Year: 1983
- Price: £59,995
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About This Car
1983 Mercedes-Benz R107 280 SL
Labrador Blue (312) with Blue Leather (252) and Dark Blue Fabric Soft Top (5010)
This unique SL boasts a number of unique and hard to find features, chief of all is the 5 speed manual gearbox. A 280SL is no slouch by any standards, but with a 5 speed manual gearbox full use can be made of the engine’s capabilities. This car also features 7 hole ‘Bundt’ (or Mexican Hat) Alloy Wheels, ABS braking, full leather and leather rear seats, all of which were expensive factory options back in 1983, as can be seen on the original purchase invoice, present with the car.
Also accompanying this car are the service books, manuals, original brochure and specification sheet, set of original roof handles and two sets of keys.
Mercedes-Benz offered 16 different shades of blue throughout the production lifetime of the R107, with Labrador Blue only offered from 1982 to 1984 – making this a very special car indeed.
Showing just 19,000 miles and 13 service stamps, this rare car has cherished throughout it’s life.
Overall this SL represents a rare opportunity to acquire an extremely well cared for early car in a wonderful specification – a very collectible Mercedes-Benz.
1983 Mercedes-Benz R107 280 SL
Model 280 SL
Order Number 0 3 537 20258
Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
Interior LEATHER – BLUE (252)
Paint 1 312 LABRADOR BLUE
Paint 2 312 LABRADOR BLUE
Approx. Build Date 1983-08
320 ADDITIONAL PLATE AND REAR SEAT BENCH STOP FOR GREAT BRITAIN
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
470 ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS)
505 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE (R.H.D.)
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
533 INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSION WITHOUT RADIO SET
565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
656 MICHELIN TIRES
664 LIGHT ALLOY WHEEL 7-HOLE STAR DESIGN 17 INCH
682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER
744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010
Why Choose SLSHOP?
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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