Mercedes Benz 280SE 4.5

1973 Mercedes Benz 280SE 4.5 – SOLD 

VIN ID# 10806712020998

Exterior:  Pine Green Metallic (DB-862G)

Interior:  Palomino leather

Mileage:  33,100 showing (5 digit odometer) with deep documentation, believed to have turned once.

Same family ownership for 44 years

No rust on this vehicle, always garaged

Motor starts immediately, idles smooth and steady, highly responsive, excellent power, shifts evenly through the gears and drives straight and smooth.  Newer purchased and properly fitted white wall tires with good tread.  Original hubcaps in matching color scheme.

Recently serviced including fresh oil and filter change.  Records available of recent work completed.

Documented European Delivery purchase special order vehicle

Imported via Oakland, California

Original Becker radio

4.5L V8 powered with a 3 speed auto transmission (original motor)

Large operable power sunroof

Power windows and locks

Every original factory book, manual, data card, first ownership log, MB service booklet with service stamps/mileage,  documentation showing new purchase and delivery via European Delivery Program, original purchase invoice and an encyclopedia of saved paperwork that would make any collector/enthusiast delighted.

Spare tire, jack and tool roll along with 2 extra tires and wheels.  Comes with 3 keys.





1984 Mercedes Benz 500SEC (European Spec) SOLD

VIN ID # WDB1260441A102333

Exterior: Diamond Blue Metallic (DB-355)

Interior:  Blue leather original

Original Miles:  208,000

European headlamps and Euro bumpers (as fitted on this model new) were never federalized upon import and remain untouched on the vehicle.

We have the original purchase invoice from Exclusive Car Agency (Munich, Germany).  The invoice details cover the following:  Schuncks Shipping & Special Customs Invoice dated 10/8/84.  Full description of goods for a 1985 500SEC with an invoice price of $43,561.00.  The vehicle was sold as a 1985 model and titled in USA as a 1984 as is stated on the clean certificate of title.

In the same owners hands since new purchase via Third Century Corporation located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Vehicle was bought new in Munich, Germany and then shipped to USA via Long Beach, CA.  The vehicle was acquired from the original owner’s family.  A side note:  When the owner bought the vehicle new he also purchased the same model in Grey for his brother.

Always garaged.  Very nice original leather upholstery showing some patina age.  No rips, tears or issues to note.  Power seats with multi adjust.  Driver side airbag.  Equipped with ABS brakes.  Original Becker Grand Prix Cassette still working.

No rust can be found on this vehicle.

Motor is solid, shifts smooth through all gears.  Idles smooth, starts right up.  No leaks.  Engine bay is extremely clean and some parts still look new.

Nicely optioned including sunroof.

Original Mercedes Bundt style 14 inch alloy non-chrome wheels wrapped with 4 matching Michelin tires showing excellent tread.

Spare tire with matching rim.  Jack, emergency sign, tool set, 2 keys, all original books, manuals and new purchase invoice/importation included with sale.




1989 Mercedes Benz 560SL

VIN ID // WDBBA48D5KA093274

Coveted last model year of the 107 series

Miles:  92,000 original documented

Exterior:  Black Schwarz (DB-040)

Interior:  Palomino Leather

Newer installed black soft top

Rare seat heat option

Nice carpet and newer mats

Original dash in excellent shape

Clean Car fax available for review

15 inch chrome MB rims

All books, manuals, convertible tools, spare tire, jack and 2 keys come with the sale



1981 Mercedes Benz 500 SL – SOLD

Original European Delivery Vehicle (Non-USA)

VIN ID #WDB10704612000909

Early model 500SL from 2nd year of production where just 899 total units were produced

Title documentation shows 1st registration was  New Mexico 1981

Mileage:  189,000

Current title shows actual mileage documented at 126,000 when the previous owner purchased the vehicle in 2002.  Previous owner states he bought the vehicle from the original purchaser that imported the vehicle in 1981 but we have no documentation to support this.

We do have service records including:  Rebuilt transmission, master cylinder, used starter motor, timing chain, tensioner, fuel pump, distributer cap, rotor and more to list a few items addressed over the last 7 years.  Records available for review.

Mechanically the vehicle starts immediately, drives nice, shifts smooth, idles steady and has lots of power top to bottom being highly responsive.  Starts off the line in 1st gear with excellent torque.  Does not seem to have any leaks dripping and does not blow smoke out the rear.  Steering has play.

Exterior: Red

Previous owner states he did not paint the vehicle from its original delivery color of Manganese Brown (DB-480), it was done prior to his ownership.

Currently it shows clear coat fade/burn on the hood, trunk and roof.  Other areas of the paint show cracking.  There is no rust on this vehicle on the body or the undercarriage.  It lived in the southwestern region of the USA and it’s a dry climate.

Interior: Palomino Leather showing rips, tears, cracking, fading etc.  European delivered foldable dual rear seat with 2 seatbelts in decent shape.

Original dashboard showing a few cracks.

2 tops come with the vehicle.  A new black convertible top was installed by previous owner.  Convertible tools, spare tire, 2 keys, tool roll and limited books come with the vehicle.




1980 Mercedes Benz 450 SL – SOLD

VIN ID:  10704412064511

Production Date:  06/80 (Rare end of production for 450SL line)

-Delivered to first owner on 08/28/80 at Leo Payne Imports, INC

-2 owner vehicle in the same hands for last 13 years (used sparingly as pleasure vehicle)

-Exterior:  Petrol Blue-Green (DB-877) rare color

-Interior:  Palomino leather (shows no rips or tears)

-Mileage: 70,000

-2 tops: Soft Top is tan canvas in good condition / Hard top headliner shows nice original matching interior color

-Original dashboard shows excellent condition

-Always garaged

-Light documentation / West Coast car

-14 inch non chrome MB SL factory rims

-Nice quiet smooth drive quality

-Books, manuals, convertible keys, full tool roll, factory spare tire and keys all present


1986 Mercedes Benz 560 SL – SOLD

-1 owner vehicle for 30+ years in same family

Production Date:  07/86

-Exterior:  Arctic White (DB 147) original factory paint.  Depth and gloss show superb original finish

-Interior:  Blue original issue leather seats show excellent, well preserved condition with minor patina wear.

-Mileage: 109,300 original well documented

-Always garaged

-2 tops / convertible top is original issue poliglas in navy blue color showing time capsule-hardly used condition.  Hardtop headliner near perfect.

-Original dashboard in excellent condition

-Burl wood shows beautiful glossy finish on consul and AC panel with no cracks

-AC in proper working order blows cold air

-Clean Car Fax and Auto Check by Experian documentation no issues.  Documented services including Mercedes booklet with stamps and mileage increments

-100% California car with entire lifetime spent in Southern California.  First registration 10/86.

-Wears the original blue/yellow California 1986 issued license plates

-15 inch chrome MB SL rims

-4 matching newer Michelin tires showing minimal wear in road ready condition

-Drive quality is superb

-Just received full timing chain service with documentation

-All books, manuals, convertible wrenches, tool roll, spare tire and 4 factory Huff Keys

An excellent quality vehicle for the astute buyer


560 SL

1987 Mercedes Benz 560 SL – Sold

VIN ID # WDBBA48D6HA060597  //  Production Date:  11/86

Exterior: Signal Red (DB-568)  //  Interior: Palomino Leather

Mileage: 77,900 original miles (extensive documentation showing detailed work including mileage increments)

2 tops / Hard top headliner & black canvas soft top show excellent condition

Original dashboard is flawless

Palomino leather seats show nice patina supple leather original condition.  They were covered by high quality sheep skin covers and the skin covers are like new.  Beautiful carpet throughout cabin and trunk area.

Clean Car fax available

Service records include deep documentation – detailed work both extensive preventative and regular maintenance.  Impressive records kept by previous owner/classic car collector.  Nothing has been missed on this car.  Recent bumper to bumper inspection completed at Mercedes Benz authorized dealership showing clean bill of health and a fresh oil change

Original 15″ MB factory non-chrome wheels

AC and Heat functioning properly

Drive quality is exceptional

Undercarriage and engine bay spotless – always garaged and properly stored.

All key fobs, books, manuals, records, original spare tire, jack and tool roll are present.




1987 Porsche 944 – $20,500.00 – SOLD

Exterior Color:  Zermatt Silver Metallic (LACKNR./PAINT NO. LY7Y)

Interior:  Burgundy Leather (all factory original) showing incredible condition.  Dashboard is flawless with zero sun damage and carpet, trunk space and rear seats showing time capsule/highly preserved condition.

Mileage: 24,900 original

5 Speed Manual Transmission

Factory targa removable moon roof option

Clean Car Fax with services and mileage documentation.

Original owner’s manual and Porsche trunk kit.

18 Inch Hi-Performance Michelin Pilot tires.


450 SL


1979 Mercedes Benz 450SL SOLD

Excellent vehicle with hard to find low mileage original time capsule condition.

Purchased new in 1979 and in same hands for 36+ years

Exterior Color: Astral Silver (DB-735G) superb shine and paint depth thickness

Interior: Blue Leather original issue seats show only minimal use with beautiful patina and color

Mileage: 40,100 orig miles showing

Soft Top: Navy Blue (original factory issued Poliglas soft top) in top condition sparsely used

Perfect original dashboard free of cracks.  Top notch door panels and carpet

Interior wood finish is flawless

Original Mercedes service booklet from new showing dates and mileage documentation stamps.  Recent services with documentation since we’ve acquired the vehicle.

Drive quality is superb.  No rust anywhere.  Impressive high quality condition 450SL.  Find one to match it in comparable condition and price point.

Original handbooks, spare, jack, tool roll, convertible tools, and huff keys.

450 SLC

560-146-of-199 560-181-of-199 560-177-of-199 560-164-of-199 560-194-of-199 560-176-of-199 560-131-of-199 560-132-of-199 560-129-of-199

1976 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC – SOLD

Extremely rare low mileage “one of a kind” find!  A time capsule, always garaged and protected from the elements.

Exterior Color: Magnetite Blue (DB-931)

Interior Color: Blue Leather (original seats showing no rips or tears and nice patina)

Mileage: 21,000 Original Miles

Original dashboard in perfect condition.

Purchased new on 12/31/76 by the original owner (a cardio surgeon MD)

Absolutely no rust anywhere on this vehicle.

All original books, manuals and keys come with the car.

Rare color, low mileage, flawless condition and low production vs the 107SL.  Remember, they made 1 SLC for every 5 SL’s.