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1979 Mercedes Benz 280SL European Version Both Tops!! For Sale



Year Make:1979 Mercedes-Benz


Sub-Model/Trim:European Version

Engine:2.8L Inline 6

Transmission:4 Speed Automatic

Exterior Color:Zephyr Blue Metallic

Interior Color:Blue

Mileage:117,023 ( undocumented )

Air Conditioning, AM/FM Radio, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts, Vinyl Interior

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1979 Mercedes-Benz 280SL European Version

Gateway Classic Cars of Louisville is proud to present this 1979 Mercedes-Benz 280SL European Version! Folks you won't see one of these very often. In the United States in the late 70s the Mercedes that was released was the 450SL. This particular Benz is a 280SL that is known as the European Version. The 280SL had noticeable differences from the 450SL, both mechanically and aesthetically. The 280SL had a much more fuel-efficient engine and didn't have the big bumpers so it provided a much cleaner and elegant look. Here is a 79 model, an R107 designation that also has a beautiful color. The Zephyr Blue Metallic paint is in good shape, as it should be for being repainted in 2019. The Blue Vinyl/Cloth interior is also in good condition. This 280SL has both tops, the hard-shell and soft top. Under the hood is a 2.8L Inline-6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. Current owner has had her for nearly 7 years, acquired from a private owner out of Columbia, South Carolina. The odometer does not work. Current owner has performed a lot of work during his ownership. All Fluids and filter replaced (engine, transmission, differential, fuel, air and power steering). Electrical replaced (fuel pump, coil, spark plugs, ignition wiring, alternator and battery). Brake system (front & rear rotors, calipers, and pads). Exhaust system (center muffler and pipe replaced. Drive belts replaced. All body work, paint, restoration performed by Dick Perry Body Shop out of Ekron, KY. Car comes with spec sheets, wiring diagrams, fuse definitions, and the certificate of manufacturing data card. The title is clean and clear. If you want to cruise in style in iconic German engineering, this rare 280SL has you covered in spades. Options on this 280SL are: AC, Power Steering, Power Brakes, Both Hard & Soft Tops, Vinyl/Cloth Interior, AM/FM Radio, and Seat Belts. This 1979 Mercedes-Benz 280SL European Version is offered by our Louisville Showroom and can be seen in greater detail including 100+ HD pictures and an HD video at For additional information please call our knowledgeable staff at (812) 294-1555 or email us at

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