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1984 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R107)

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  • Mileage~93,347 On Clock
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine2.8L
  • LocationSheffield


1984 Mercedes-Benz 280SL (R107)

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Tom Valle
Vehicle Consigner & Photographer

Beautiful lines and legendary build quality - a Mercedes thoroughbred.

Launched in 1971 and in production for 18 years the 280SL (R107) built on the legacy of the the iconic W113 Pagoda it replaced. Retaining much of the character of the earlier cars the 280SL offered an executive sports car with uncluttered good looks and exceptional Mercedes build quality.

This car is a 1984 2.8 litre, straight six, twin cam version with a specified 0 to 60 time of 10.4 seconds and a top speed of 121mph. Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a smooth 4 speed automatic gearbox. The car is a stunning bright red, arguably the best colour for these cars, and both the bodywork and the interior are in great condition.

The car also comes with both hard and soft tops - a classic tourer that is ready to use and enjoy for 2022.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Tom after meeting James the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I love the clean lines, comfort and practicality of these cars.

James is a classic car enthusiast and had always wanted a 280SL, so when a friend was selling one, in just the right colour, he jumped at the chance.

"It's a beautiful car and everything I expected - I just don't use it as much as I should and it really deserves to go to a new owner who can properly enjoy it".

James will be happy to answer any questions about the car in the comments section below.

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Simply stunning - red has to be one of the best colours for these cars

Wheels and Tyres

This car is equipped with the particularly attractive 14 inch alloy "Mexican Hat" wheels which are all in great shape with no apparent damage. The are shod with 195/70/R14 tyres which are showing some signs of age related wear.


Overall the bodywork is very good. The car stands straight and true, shut lines appear even and doors, bonnet and boot all open and close cleanly and precisely.

There are some marks on the rear valance and some small areas of corrosion on the base of the wings and the sills - the latter of which is identified as an advisory on the recent MOT.


Overall the paint is stunning and presents very well.

The bright red is polished to a deep shine and the finish is even and consistent.

The colour is set off beautifully by the chrome trim and the tan interior

Glass and Trim

Chromework and badging is in remarkably good condition with no significant pitting or flaws.

The window and mirror glass is clear with no apparent damage


Typically Mercedes - the "office" is clean, elegant and purposeful - hard to believe this car is 37 years old.

Seats and Carpets

The check cloth seats are in great condition with no rips or tears that we could see. The carpets are clean and protected on both the driver and passenger sides with matching floormats. The undersides of the doors are in great condition and the headlining is clean and unmarked. There are some shoe marks on the drivers door pocket.


Typically Mercedes, the dashboard is clear and uncluttered with dials and instruments clearly visible. Everything is in remarkably good condition with no obvious damage or fading.

James confirms all dials and switches work exactly as they should - no known issues.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The iconic Mercedes steering wheel is in great shape and the drive selector sits smartly it its wood finish surround. Both match the general high quality and great condition of the interior.


Effortless cruising and smooth acceleration from the 2.8 Litre, twin cam, six cylinder.

Engine and Gearbox

The engine starts easily and quickly settles down to a steady idle. As can be seen from cold start video, emissions are clear and there are no untoward knocks or rattles.

The automatic gearbox moves through the changes cleanly, quietly and precisely.

Suspension and Brakes

James confirms brakes and suspension work exactly as they should.

The car stops evenly and cleanly as can be seen from the On The Road video.

The Drive

Check out the On The Road video to see the short drive we joined James on.

The car is comfortable and smooth, seems to pull strongly and stops well. All that you would expect from a car of this quality

Electrics and Other

The car is equipped with a Goodmans radio and CD player. Switches and dials all appear okay, in good condition and James confirms all electrics work as they should.

The car is equipped with a fire extinguisher positioned under the front of the passenger seat.

History and Paperwork

A fantastic opportunity to enjoy 2022 in - not out of place at shows or cruising the continent and ready to use, cherish and enjoy.

This 280SL is a great example. It comes with original owners handbook, MOT certificates dating back to 2001 and various receipts for works. The car was newly MOT'd in October of this year and has some advisories which a new owner may wish to attend to.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
21.10.2021 MOT 93,343
07.05.2013 MOT 92,952
10.05.2012 MOT 92,804
09.05.2012 MOT 92,804
29.05.2007 MOT 92,791
16.05.2006 MOT 92,583
12.05.2006 MOT 92,574
17.01.2005 MOT 92,449
22.01.2004 MOT 91,615
21.10.2002 MOT 87,345
24.09.2001 MOT 87,299
Key Details
  • Model280SL
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Reg. Date17.08.1984 - B618 RDY
  • CC2,746
  • Mileage~93,347
  • HistoryPartial
  • ColourRed
  • Interior ColourCream
  • Interior TrimCloth
  • Chassis #1070422AO14490
  • Engine #11099022006596
  • RestoredNo
  • MOTYes Exp. 20.10.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers6
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned4 Months
  • Key FeatureValue for Money

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£5,000 bid by Terryb 24.01.2022 @ 13:32:09

Please may you advise on the condition and operation of the convertible roof?
Are there any photos available?

£3,200 bid by WA11 24.01.2022 @ 12:50:54
£2,950 bid by mickeyp0808 22.01.2022 @ 11:16:31
£2,500 bid by ebellamy 20.01.2022 @ 22:24:31
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