This classic 1983 Mercedes 280SL has an awesome performance look, both tops, and more interesting upgrades. So it's impressive you can take home luxury and distinction for such an affordable price.
Yes, you read this right, it is a 280SL! This model designation of the R107 Mercedes-Benzes was never officially sold in the USA, so they are a rare sight on our side of the Atlantic. Aside from the ultra-cool factor that this car gets to officially share a badge designation with other classic SL cars (Pagoda anyone?), there are some distinctive touches on this import. It instantly announces its European style with the Euro-spec flush-mounted headlights. Of course, what you really love is the upgrade to the Zender-style body kit that gives you color-matched bumpers and a sleeker, road-hugging overall look. It's the kind of obvious upgrade that made you stop to check out this convertible, and other people will, too! Add in the metallic gray paint, full-length pinstripe, added third brake light, and upgraded 15-inch lattice alloys, and you have a very distinguished car, even in a Mercedes crowd.
The black folding convertible top looks good against the gray paint, and the included color-matched hardtop gives you the option of a coupe-like profile. Still we really know the way you'll enjoy this one the most is with no roof at all. The exterior pinstripe matches the tan interior to deliver a well-coordinated package inside and out that you expect from a well-done Benz. Nice bolstering on the seats, proper wood on the center console/dash, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input deliver a car that feels great for two.
Under the hood is a highly original presentation of what is believed to be the original motor. The 2.8-liter straight six for the 280SL was the only time they offered a dual overhead camshaft engine in the R107 series. Combined with fuel injection, this means you have an engine that is quite eager off the line with low-end power. That's nice for driving in-town. Plus, the four-speed automatic transmission has overdrive for the long distances. And features like the fully independent suspension, power steering, and four-wheel power disc brakes are great features for enjoying this premium droptop any time.
Complete with maintenance records and the owner's manual, this is an affordable convertible with a ton of distinction. So you know you need to get your hands on this sleek Benz right now.