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Pedigree Motorcars is proud to offer this magnificent and very rare 1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL 5-speed. For detailed information contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601.

It is commonly known that when Mercedes-Benz imported the 107 body cars to the United States, they were only offered with V-8 engines and automatic transmissions. These cars came to the US market where the customer would only choose a color. They were fully equipped and very expensive.

In the European market however, things were a bit different. There were several different engine sizes to choose from, a wide array of options, and a choice between automatic and manual transmission. This White with Black Leather 280 SL, features a 2.8 L six-cylinder engine, and a five speed manual transmission.

It is an extremely well-equipped car with options such as:

Headlamp washers and wipers

Automatic climate control

Premium Becker radio

Heated front seats

Burled walnut veneer

Burled walnut shift knob

Rear seats

Alloy wheels

ABS Brakes

We learned of this car through a friend of ours that represented an estate. The owner had recently passed away and his collection was being sold. This European spec 280SL is one of three cars that we bought out of this collection. It is in beautiful condition and has absolutely no rust. The body is straight and free of any dents, dings, scratches or unsightly blemishes. There is no pitting whatsoever on any of the chrome and it only shows minor wear. The convertible top is in excellent condition. Although not new, it has many years of life left in it. The hardtop is in the same condition as the rest of the car, very impressive. Inside this car is truly remarkable. There are no cracks anywhere on the dash, door panels or leather. The burled walnut is in beautiful shape and the center armrest only shows minor wear.

Since this came from an estate, the sellers were not able to locate any books or records for this car. We did a thorough inspection before putting this car on the market for sale. This 280SL does have a US miles per hour speedometer and a US Mercedes-Benz Becker radio.

To prepare this car for sale we had performed:

Thorough general inspection

Oil and filter change

Replace interior Cowl lights

Replace right rear wheel bearing

Replace rear sway bar links

Brake fluid service

Replace instrument cluster bulbs

Replace reverse light bulbs and indicator bulbs

Replace and adjust all drive belts

Replace interior light switch, bulbs, door switch, and replaced various fuses

Repair drivers air conditioning vent

Adjust convertible top release cable

Evacuate and recharge AC system

Replace washer pump and nozzles

Replace valve stem caps

In preparing this car, we spared no expense to make sure everything is functioning, safe, and reliable. This car is now ready to be driven and enjoyed.

It comes with:

Two original keys

Convertible top tool


Bamboo floor mats

First aid kit

At Pedigree Motorcars we show cars by appointment only. Contact Ken Baker at 561-866-1601 two arrange your private showing of this beautiful 280SL.

Stock #P361
Engine2.8 Liter 6 Cylinder
Transmission5 SP
Exterior ColorWhite
Interior ColorBlack Leather
New/Used Used
Price SOLD
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Am/Fm Stereo
  • Cassette
  • Convertible
  • Fuel Injection
  • Leather
  • Manual Transmission
  • Power Door Locks
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
  • Trunk mat
Prices do not include title fee(s), tag fee(s), or taxes.