1979 Mercedes Benz 280SL



  • US$11,500
  • Body Type: Convertible , Sports
  • Vehicle Location: USA
  • Ref: M280SL
  • 77,000 Miles
  • Year Built: 1979
  • Engine Size: 2.8L
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Gas
  • Ext color: White

When first introduced in the 1971 the Mercedes-Benz R107 series was described by many as one of the best looking cars Mercedes-Benz produced to date.

The Mercedes 280SL (R107 E28) is widely regarded as a beautifully crafted sports tourer, the design of which is timeless. This two-seater is powered by an inline 6 cylinder 2778cc engine, that is modelled after the Racing Engine for the Mercedes-Benz 1979 Model Year, to ensure a smooth driving experience.

The R107 series evolved in many ways over the course of?its long life span; however, standard equipment on the 280SL was impressive for the time. Included were all round disc brakes, tachometer, 3 point safety harnesses, wood trim and a clock.

This Classic 1979 Roadster is straight from Germany and was imported into the US in 1988 by its current owner. It has undergone an engine and drivetrain rebuild and a new paint job. The Owner has always kept the vehicles garaged and regularly serviced. We have the name and contact details of the mechanic who does the regular maintenance.

A must see Import Classic and everything works well.


The Roadster’s exterior was repainted in the factory White in 2002 and the undercarriage has been coated and treated since new. The original chrome and stainless trim are in very good condition. Includes both Soft and Hard Tops in Silver-Blue colour which are in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. Minimal surface rust appears underneath the vehicle.

The Silver-Blue interior appears factory stock, highly original and in excellent condition with no rips or scratches. Normal wear for a vehicle of its age is apparent. All accessories are in proper working condition. The air-conditioning works and the original radio has been replaced with a Multi-CD player mounted in the boot.

The 2776cc inline 6 engine is not the original but was replaced in Germany with another from a Mercedes model with the exact same specifications prior to import into the US. When it arrived in the US it was fitted with the correct parts to meet US emissions regulations. It has the original 3 speed automatic transmission. Both engine and transmission were rebuilt to factory specifications at the same time the exterior was re-painted. The front and rear disc brakes, which were unusual for a vehicle at the time, are in good working order but showing usual wear. The tachometer requires a new cable.

Currently showing 77,050 Miles but the actual mileage is unknown since the rebuild on the engine. The engine is front mounted and water-cooled and has the factory internals. The injectors were recently cleaned & seals replaced.

The price listed is in US$ but I can provide you with an all-inclusive “as landed” cost to have this vehicle imported to Fremantle or any other Port in Australia or New Zealand.

This vehicle is located in the US and the price shown does not include any applicable GST or the costs of importing the vehicles into Australia. See our FAQ page for information relating to costs, taxes and regulation.


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