1980 Mercedes-Benz SL280 Cabrio
*Chassis: WDB 107042 1000 8567/01077
*Power: 170 HP
*Current State: Restored
The History of the 280SL
In 1974, following the oil crisis of that period, Mercedes Benz presented the 280 SL, equipped with the 2.8-liter M110 twin cam capable of 185 HP, while the gradual transition from mechanical to electronic injection was underway continued until the early 80s.
In February 1980, on the occasion of a very light restyling of the interiors, the range was further revised and the 280SL was equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, which combined with the use of aluminum engine covers, helped to reduce the weight of the cars and to save something in terms of consumption.
The new SL represents a masterpiece destined to remain in the books of the history of the automobile, above all for the genius of the slightly concave hardtop, which gives rise to the nickname of "Pagoda".
The lines of this spider are taut, dynamic and were apprecciated in the United States, where the Pagoda have always sold well, indeed, they were born precisely for that market.
The 280 follows the philosophy of the two previous versions: more than power (which reaches 170HP), the main objective is elasticity. The new 2.8-liter engine reaches 420Nm.
The 280 SL remained in production until March 1971 when a new generation of SL broke into the launch pad: the massive R107 which meets safety criteria much more restrictive than in the past, thus increasing size and tonnage.
The graceful 280 leaves the scene, but sets the production record: 23,885 units produced, of which 12,927 for the American market.
A “Pagoda” is a classic in demand all over the world, but between a well-preserved specimen and a professionally restored one, the price difference can be as high as 50%.
Our Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
The car is in excellent condition of bodywork and mechanics, after a recent overhaul which involved the replacement and restoration of some mechanical parts.
The engine has been overhauled and some parts replaced and today this car is able to deliver all its original power.
The shell has been repainted in its original Cypressus Green color and has no scratches or damage.
Original rims and new tires.
The brakes have also recently been overhauled.
The steering wheel and internal instrumentation are original and in perfect working order.
The cream-colored seats in leather and fabric show no signs of wear.
This 280SL is a classic par excellence and represents an investment destined to maintain its value over time.
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