1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL


1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 280SL

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.


Engine Type
Engine Size
2.8 I6


Body Color
Body Style




Interior Color
Black Leather
Center Console
Engine Size
2.8 I6
Transmission Type
5 SP
Body Style
(561) 866-1601