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Mercedes-Benz R107 280SL engine extensively overhauled Partially restored (1979)

Mercedes-Benz R107 280SL engine extensively overhauled Partially restored (1979)
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Manufacturer Model Year
Mercedes BenzR107 280 SL1979
Automatic185272.893 km
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DE🇩🇪 47626 Kevelaerred

Vehicle description

Model history:

When it comes to elegant roadsters, there is no way around Mercedes-Benz. Since the middle of the last century, the abbreviation "SL" has been synonymous with this type of vehicle: In 1954, the Stuttgart company founded this model series with the 300 SL, the legendary gullwing - also available as a roadster from 1857. The third generation of the SL (SL stands for "super light") was launched in 1971. Fluted taillights and the wide headlights were the hallmarks of the new design, which was soon to be found on other Mercedes models as well. In its long production period of 18 years, a total of almost 237,000 Mercedes-Benz Roadster of the 107 series were sold until the end of production in 1989.

General information about the vehicle:

The Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (R 107) offered in this auction with the chassis number 10704212006108, which was first registered for traffic in Germany in 1979, is a partially restored roadster, which to date has a total of 7 keepers after consultation with the seller. The so-called matching numbers are assumed for this Mercedes-Benz of the 107 series.


car is already in possession of an H-registration, this roadster has an MOT until March 2024. According to the seller, a checkbook for the vehicle can no longer be presented, but the mileage is approximately traceable.

Exterior color/paint/bodywork:

According to the seller, repainting on the red exterior cannot be ruled out - the current owner of the Mercedes-Benz 280 SL states a small rust spot on the trunk lid as a defect on the bodywork. On the whole, the exterior is apparently in a well-preserved condition, also all add-on parts seem to be in complete condition and modifications deviating from the original state are obviously not present.


is worth mentioning that the paint has been sealed with wax and the soft top of this R 107 is in crack-free condition.

Exterior Rims/Brakes/Chassis:

The further optical appearance of this Mercedes-Benz with first registration in 1979 is provided by original baroque aluminum rims on which tires are mounted with approx. 50-70% of their new condition

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seller certifies 70-90% of the condition assessment to


brake system of the Roadster, in the area of the chassis no inconsistencies are to be found according to him.


Well in the contrast to the outside color the largely in black color held leather interior gives itself


Besides the leather seats, a 4-spoke steering wheel, power steering, power windows, central locking and a Blaupunkt cassette radio are on board this 280 SL. Rough damages or even missing parts are not to be taken from the interior, altogether a maintained state of preservation shows up here. All equipment elements are in perfect working order and the top can be opened and closed without any problems. In order to get a detailed overview of the interior condition, we recommend to look through the meaningful series of pictures as well as the videos of the Mercedes-Benz.



round instruments are arranged centrally in the driver's field of vision - on the speedometer of the instrument cluster a mileage of 272,893 kilometers can be read. After consultation with the seller, the total mileage of the vehicle can be partially documented and all displays are fully functional.


The 185 hp 2.8-liter inline six-cylinder engine, which is coupled to a 4-speed automatic, underwent an extensive overhaul. As part of the engine overhaul, the cylinder head gasket was replaced and the fuel injection system was repaired. In October 2022 last service work took place, engine and transmission run according to statements of the salesman very well.


Only light flash rust and/or superficial corrosion can be made out on the underside of this 280 SL - according to the salesman data at the underside already welding work as well as a conservation were accomplished. A typical color combination of the time, the good state of preservation despite the advanced mileage and the performed engine overhaul speak for this classic roadster from Mercedes-Benz. Thus, the future owner can drive elegantly towards the next sunset best open.

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The description of this auction has been made to the best of the seller's knowledge. The condition of this vehicle is based on the opinion of the seller and may differ from your own opinion. The description and photos are for reference. Kickdown does not guarantee the accuracy of the listing and recommends a viewing. The seller decides whether a viewing can be made. Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of the description and make all necessary inquiries before placing a bid. For this purpose, please use the comments and questions section for additional information. Please read our terms and conditions for more details.

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