Project Name: 1985 Red 280sl 5-speed http://www.mkngarage.com/items/0mb0cars/06_red1985_280sl/
Quick Description: This is one of my “keeper” cars, that my family doesn’t really want me to sell because they know it’s such a nice one, a collector, a keeper, a driver. It’s priced accordingly, but fairly.
Online Thread for the main vehicle: https://www.benzworld.org/threads/red-1985-280sl-5-speed-w-lorinser-kit.2304017/
Number of Cars Included: 1
Asking Price December 2020: $17,000
Odometer: ~75,000 miles
Title: Clean Delaware Title Registered and insured as a driver in my name
Model: 280sl 5-speed
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Great Features: Nice clean cream interior, only ~75,000 miles, classic becker radio, euro headlights and bumpers, 5-speed manual transmission, aftermarket jump seat currently installed, and original parcel shelf and first aid kit are included too.
Modifications: 560sl Air dam. Not original wheels. I swap back and forth between 5.5x14 alloy lightweight “steelie” wheels and 8x16 et11 Fondmetal wheels.
Recent Fixes: Stainless exhaust system recently welded, AC charged and working well, great running car requiring very little maintenance.
Issues List: minor rust on the passenger fender bottom and around the headlights, all of which has been treated with POR-15, and could be eliminated by replacing the fender(s). The hard top also has rust around the bottom back. Otherwise, there is no rust on the vehicle. The soft top has a small tear in it, but a replacement top is in the trunk ready to install, as is the hood pad.
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