This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL has the distinction of never being
offered to the USA. So while you still get the same level of luxury
- including both roofs and cold-blowing A/C - you also get added
distinction of Euro-spec features like the bumpers and a
five-speed. Yes, you've found a stick-shift SL!
This kind of style is often sought-after by Benz fans. The 280SL
designation reaches back into the Pagoda car history. Plus, the
European bumpers hug the front and rear of the car much better than
the U.S.-spec models. It looks especially nice around the rear
where the wraparound chrome gives the design lines a simple purity
that's absolutely attractive. The deep blue paint earns its name
with a sophisticated color that's a touch darker than you often see
on these R107-model Benzs. The color has the right mix of
good-looking completeness that also won't make you afraid to show
off this distinctive SL all over town. It has a detailed well-kept
look everywhere from the factory alloys to the dignified gray
pinstripe. And we particularly like the look of the roofs. The
color-matched hardtop has the look of a well-proportioned coupe,
and the blue soft top is in a slightly darker shade for a very
European level of cool.
As good as this look with either roof, a car like this is the most
fun with no top at all. And because the gray pinstripe coordinates
with the gray interior, this Mercedes has a thoughtful level of
style with the top down. The carpeting, door panels, and leather
upholstery all have the premium look and feel that's ideal for a
luxury car. And you have nice features like power windows, power
steering, and cold-blowing air conditioning. It has a highly stock
and well-kept style. In fact, the largest upgrade you're likely to
notice is the AM/FM/cassette stereo. But that helps tell this car's
story because it was likely replaced when imported because the
Euro-spec stereo doesn't work in the USA.
Under the hood is a distinct motor. The 2.8-liter fuel-injected
straight-six for the 280SL was the only time they offered a dual
overhead camshaft engine in the R107 series. And when you have a
setup that loves to rev, it's nice to have the control of a
five-speed manual transmission. And when you're looking for just an
easy cruiser, the inherent smoothness of the motor works with the
fuel injection to be effortlessly luxurious. And features like the
fully independent suspension and four-wheel power disc brakes make
this great for highways or back roads.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual, warranty card, and
maintenance records. This is luxury cruising and extra distinction.
That makes for an impressive classic, especially at this affordable
price. Call today!!!