1994 Mercedes-Benz SL280 5-Speed

Hey there. This is something different. What we have today in a 1994 Mercedes-Benz SL280 up for sale in the heart of London. If the car being a 5-speed manual didn’t raise your eyebrows, how about I tell you it is actually left-hand drive as well? According to this dealer, the car was originally delivered to Monaco, which probably explains why it only has 35,000 miles. However, a quick check of the UK MOT shows consistent tests starting in 2005, so this one was booted from the beautiful ̶t̶a̶x̶ ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶n̶  vacation spot long ago, probably for being far too plebeian. Naturally, my gear were immediately turning seeing how this would be an ideal import to the US. However, once I saw the price, I threw in the towel rather quickly.

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1995 Mercedes-Benz SL280 5-Speed

Sometimes the grass is greener on the side. I’ll make that argument sometimes for car selection for certain European makes, but usually it’s for wild models with extra power or crazy options. Today’s car, a 1995 Mercedes-Benz SL280, is the opposite of those scenarios. It is about a basic as it comes. It’s got a rock solid M104 inline-6, manual climate control, and the real kicker? A five-speed manual transmission. How about we throw in some Monoblocks and finished it off in Almandine Red Metallic just to make it even better?

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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