1985 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL
The R107 has been the successor of the famed and utterly gorgeous Paul Bracq designed W113 SL "Pagoda". One of the longest ever production motorcars, whose production started in 1971 and ended in 1989, the R107 was known as the Panzerwagen, due to its over-engineering, heavy weight and impressive reliability. An entirely new evolution to the outgoing model, this SL was by all means an accomplished project: like its predecessors there were little changes throughout the lifespan of the model. The design team led by Frederich Geiger was able to create an equilibrated and pleasant to look at automobile, establishing a design language which was later evolved by Bruno Sacco into the most distinguishable Mercedes image of the pre - 2000 years. Offered with a large variety of engines and options, the R107 was safe, reliable and perhaps one of the coolest cars of the 70ies and 80ies.
This specific example has been sold from new in Germany in 1985. Imported in italy, Turin, in 2005, was then sold to the actual owner in 2018. The vehicle is finished in rare Petrol green over black leather interior, it is fitted with many optionals from new, such as electrical mirror, electrical and heated seats, lights washer, ABS and hard top. Perfectly maintained, is ready to be driven.