1983 Mercedes Benz 280SL
This is a rare classic sports car
For sale by original owner. Presently located in Chatsworth CA.
Call 310-457-6400 (best) or e-mail doug937 AT gmail.com.
Full, UNMODIFIED, UNALTERED, NON-AMERICANIZED European specification.
6 cylinder mechanically fuel injected engine with 5 speed MANUAL transmission
Very fast and agile with great fuel economy. A dream to drive.
Black vinyl interior. Red exterior. Electric side mirror. 6 original factory aluminum wheels. Dash adjustable headlights. Fog lamps. Power steering. Power brakes,power master controlled door locks. All original except for new black original factory style convertible top, new radio & power antenna, new radiator, tires, brakes battery, heater motor and sub-frame bushings. Arizona registration.
This is a one-owner car with 137,000 km (about 82.000 miles), amazingly good condition for its age but not pristine and never wrecked. Includes original sales brochures, catalogs, owners manual, historical information, custom fitted cover and original tools.
This may be the only original, unaltered 1983-1985 280sl 5-speed european specification roadster in the u.s. And maybe the only one in the world that is in good condition.
I say that because I have been unable to find another one in the u.s. And I have had inquiries from europe stating that all such cars there are rusted out.
I have been told there is one here or there but when I check it out I discover that the car has been modified in one respect or another. Such cars are falsely advertised as European specification when the fact is that they were modified to be American specification and in some cases attempts were made to re modify the car back which never seems to work.
I took delivery of my car in Luxembourg in late 1982, drove around Europe for awhile, returned the car to the Mercedes factory for initial checkup & service, brought the car with me on a ship from Rotterdam to Montreal and then drove it to California.
No one but my mechanic and me has ever touched the car and then it was for minor repair or maintenance. This very unique history resulted in a one-of-a-kind car
Located in Chatsworth, CA
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