MERCEDES-BENZ 280 SL R107 (1982) CHASSIS N. WDB10704212013669, ENGINE: IN LINE SIX, DOHC, DISPLACEMENT: 2746 cm³, POWER: 185 BHP, BODY: TWO SEAT CONVERTIBLE, GEARBOX: AUTOMATIC, DRIVE: LHD,THE SMALLEST MERCEDES R107
In the late fifties, Mercedes-Benz product planners decided to merge the small 190SL and the expensive 300SL lines, creating one single two-seat convertible which could accomodate different engines and different levels of trim. The W113 “Pagoda” was born and it had a great success with 2.3, 2.5 and 2.8 engines. When the time came to supersede this model, a more modern car was planned, able to host both six or eight cylinder engines. Codenamed R107, the new car -launched in 1971- was radically new. It was lauched with a 3500 cm3 V8, but it could also be ordered with a 2800 inline six with 185 bhp. Being lighter than the V8, and not much weaker in terms of power, it gave the car a better weight distribution and road behaviour. This car was originally registered in Germany, from where it has been imported in Italy in 1990. It has an automatic gearbox and power windows and it is in perfect conditions. It represents a very good opportunity of purchasing a very good R107 at a very appealing price level. The vehicle is in excellent mechanical condition but for safety reasons, we advise the purchaser to have it checked over and to replace the fluids, filters and perishable elements.