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1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (R107)

Strong points

  • Invoices for more than €20,000 worth of work available
  • Valuation by Gexa experts (Brussels) at €25,000
  • Engine replaced by a new block at 167,000 km
  • Complete restoration by classic car specialists
  • Registered in Belgium
  • Technical control valid for two years

The Plus

Considered one of the most iconic roadsters in history, the R107 is a classic that cannot be ignored. Its sporty performance, comfortable interior and distinctive German styling perfectly captured the spirit of the times. Timeless, elegantly appointed and solidly engineered, its impact and authority are undeniable.

This 1983 car has undergone extensive work, including a full body restoration and the installation of a new engine at 167,000 km, at a total cost of over €20,000. The car also comes with an expert appraisal, as well as its hardtop and softtop. This is an excellent example of this model, which is sure to attract plenty of attention.

History and Documents

  • First registration in December 1983
  • Invoices for over €20,000 of work available
  • Includes :
    • Expert valuation by Gexa at €25,000
    • Certificate of registration
    • Certificate of conformity
    • Technical inspection certificate
    • Purchase invoice
    • Auto-satisfaction club membership card
    • The engine has been replaced by a new unit at 167,000 km (with invoice)
    • Speedometer shows 350,021 km - but this does not include the engine replacement

The State

  • Elegantly appointed car in Astral Silver Metallic (paint code 735)
  • The bodywork has been completely restored by specialists
  • The paintwork was redone a few years ago; apart from a few small spots, it is in very good condition
  • The chrome is in good condition
  • All badges are present and correct
  • Mexican hat rims in good condition
  • Complete with hard top and soft top
  • Corrosion noted on underside when car was MOT'd
Many new parts including:
  • Rocker panels
  • Wooden steering wheel
  • Cables
  • Seat upholstery
  • Sun visors
  • Glove box
  • Radio
  • Tyres
  • Wooden steering wheel (formerly included in sale)

The interior

  • Shows some minor flaws, such as the lack of trim on the seat mechanism.
  • However, the seats themselves are in good condition
  • The wood trim is in good condition
  • All instruments are clear and legible
  • We understand that everything in the cabin works well

The mechanics

  • 2,800 cc in-line 6-cylinder engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • The seller says that the car starts very well with a stable idle.
  • The same applies to the brakes
  • The gearbox works well - the clutch system has been changed
  • All in all, this is a fine example of a much-loved retro roadster.
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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1983
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SL Class
  • Colour Grey
  • Odometer 350,021 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2800
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bruxelles
  • Location International
  • Country Belgium

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