1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL (R107)

Lot: 115

Sold for (£): 11,655
Offered for sale is a 2.7L 1983 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL automatic that has been with the current owner for the last 29 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

29 years of current ownership and indicating 97,094 miles...


  • A lovely example of the, ever popular and appreciating, R107 SL
  • UK-supplied, right-hand drive, factory-finished in Sahara Yellow (Saharagelb 673)
  • Complete with body-coloured hard top and an additional set of wide-rim AMG wheels
  • Very smart interior with Black leatherette and Grey Check cloth inserts
  • Good history file. Last MOT issued with no advisories
  • With 'Pagoda' prices now out of reach, the equally stylish R107SL is a very attractive option

Lot Details

Registration: FLB 685Y RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1983 Engine size: 2.7L
Make: Mercedes-Benz Odometer reading (miles): 97094
Model: 280 SL MOT expiry: 2019-07-08
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: 10704222016487

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Complete with body-coloured hard top and an additional set of wide-rim AMG wheels. New Navy Blue mohair soft top fitted in 1996.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Top end of the engine was removed to replace valve stem seals in 2006 at 79,000 miles. Exposed bores revealed original cross-hatching marks on bores no noticeable wear.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Discs and pads in replaced 1990 together with new shock absorbers. Fitted stainless steel exhaust in 2005.


Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


Purchased in 1988 at which time it had covered 54,000 miles. MoTs since 3-years old. MOT till July. Currently on a SORN Certificate.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history