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Manual 1977 280SL with body kit

The sun is out and here is another topless option.

This car has traveled 96,000 and what makes it more desirable than the plethora of other R107 SL models out there is the manual transmission. I can’t get a good look at this from the photos or the info to tell if this is a 4 speed or a 5 speed. The U.S. model cars, of which this one has U.S. headlights, but it is probably a grey market import, were stuck with an autobox. Euro SLs could be had with 4 or 5 speeds. I would guess this one has a 4 speed.

The parts on this car suggest that the body kit was added later in the car’s life. The white faced gauges aren’t seen on AMG cars this early and the trunk badge is a more modern AMG piece. I’m pretty certain the only thing AMG on this car is that badge, which is incorrect for the time period. The body kit looks to me to be a Zender kit, not AMG.

Car is up for $1,000 with the reserve not met. I wouldn’t expect this to bring a heck of a lot, but it looks like a solid daily driver. The seller doesn’t provide enough history or description to make me want to bid, but if things check out this might bring $8,000 on eBay. Probably more with better description or at a private seller.

Manual 1977 280SL with body kit on eBay



  1. Evan
    Evan April 1, 2012

    Ended at $4,400, but was then relisted.

  2. Chris
    Chris April 17, 2012

    I just bid $2550 for the 77 280sl…what should i look for after purchase? Also, what could insurance cost?

  3. Evan
    Evan April 18, 2012

    @Chris The 2.8 is super reliable. If you seem to be losing oil or power seems down then top end work is not uncommon post 100k to maintain optimum performance.

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