1983 280 SL

This is a rare classic convertible sports car. Full, UNMODIFIED, UNALTERED, NON-AMERICANIZED European specification. 6 cylinder mechanically fuel injected engine. 5 speed MANUAL transmission. Very fast and agile with great fuel economy. A dream to drive.

Black vinyl interior. Red exterior. Electric power side mirrors. 6 original factory aluminum wheels. Dash thumb wheel controlled up & down adjustable headlights. Fog lamps. Power steering. Power brakes. Power master controlled door locks. All original except for new black original factory style convertible top, new radio & power antenna, new radiator, tires, brakes, battery, heater motor and subframe bushings. High quality custom fitted outdoor car cover. Arizona registration.

This is a one-owner car with 137,000 km (about 82.000 miles), amazingly good condition for its age but not pristine and never wrecked. Includes original sales brochures, catalogs, owner’s manual, historical information and original tools. This is the only true original 1983/4 European specification 280SL known to exist in the U.S. No matter what others may claim about their 280SLs, they have all been modified to meet U.S. specifications in order to import them. Sometimes attempts are made to re-modify the cars back to European specifications but it never really works. This is a one-of-a-kind car that will probably increase in value. Age and poor vision are forcing me to sell the car I swore I would keep until I died.

For sale by original owner for $29,500. Presently in storage in Chatsworth CA.



2) Land Rover: 1988, model 1-10 Turbo Diesel 3 door with custom built camper conversion. $75,000.  Visit  for more information.

3) Bulldozer: Allis-Chalmers model HD11-EP, 6 cylinder turbo diesel engine, model HA 12' manual angle dozer blade with hydraulic tilt, model 11R oversize parallelogram rippers, Torrance model ACD-104 roll over protection canopy, power shift automatic transmission, brush rake blade attachment, roller rock guards, seat belts. hour meter, battery disconnect, 1"D x 40' heavy duty steel tow cable, many rebuilds & upgrades, custom reinforced frame, full set of manuals, records & information file and spare parts. This is an older machine with very little use by private ranch owner. It is a large tractor (28000 pounds) ideally suited for grading, brush clearing, road building and other heavy jobs. Allis-Chalmers tractors are particularly good on slopes because they have a low center of gravity. They are also particularly suited for private owners because they are easy to work on .   $27,500 (Malibu)    (0927 & 0926)


4) Bulldozer: Allis-Chalmers model HD-3, 4 cylinder diesel engine, 7' wide 6-way hydraulic power dozer blade, 4-speed manual transmission, shuttle clutch (automatic forward & reverse), roll over protection canopy, near new undercarriage, roller rock guards, custom reinforced sub frame, hour meter, battery disconnect, rear draw (tow) bar, blade mountable ball hitch bracket, seat belts, custom 1-piece hood cover (removed in picture), mostly completely rebuilt and upgraded, full set of manuals, records and information file and spare parts. This is a small tractor, about the size and weight of a car, and so can be transported by any carrier that can transport a car. Its size makes it very versatile. It is ideal for getting in and out of tight places, landscaping, small road repairs, pushing, lifting, towing, etc. Allis-Chalmers tractors are particularly good on slopes because they have a low center of gravity. They are also particularly suited for private owners because they are easy to work on. $24,500 (Malibu) (0977)






5) Dodge (propane only engine) Van: 1973. This is a rare original Dodge factory propane vehicle - not a conversion. Aluminum wheels, bad oversize tires, step bumper, 360 V-8 engine, automatic transmission, side and rear windows, no body damage, cargo style (no rear seats), sold as-is, engine runs but van is not drivable, needs work, no papers. $1750 OBO (Malibu) (0680)




6) Dodge (Mitsubishi) Ram 50 Mini Pickup, 1988. Engine does not run. No papers. Sold as-is. 4-Wheel Drive, 5-Speed Transmission, 2.6 Liter 4-Cylinder Gas Engine, Auto Hubs, Off-Road Lights, Fog Lights, Roll Bar, Twin Tube Rear Bumper, Folding Side Mirrors, Mud Flaps, Aluminum Wheels, Bench Seat. Good body. $750 (Malibu)image 1

7) Rockwell Dually Tag Axle: Includes leaf springs and four 6 lug 8.25" x 20" tires and wheels. Use to make heavy duty trailer or ?? $500  (Malibu) (0639)




8) Manual:1985 Colt (same as Mitsubishi Mirage) factory service manuals, 2 volumes, excellent condition.  $45  (Chatsworth) (0990)







10) Wheels: 15" x 8", 6 holes on 5-1/2" bolt circle, chrome plated steel. 3 for $100) (Malibu)

11) Rack:  Over cab style for pickup truck, 1" square steel tube, 96" overall length x 62" wide x 23" high x 75" bed length.  $65 (Malibu) (0934)

12) Transmission: From 2003 Dodge SLT Ram 1500 Hemi-Magnum 4-Door Pickup. Guaranteed good. $750 (Chatsworth)


13) Crossmember:  From 2003 Dodge SLT Ram 1500 Hemi-Magnum 4-Door Pickup at rear of transmission. $45. (Chatsworth)

14) Radiator Expansion Tank: From 2003 Dodge SLT Ram 1500 Hemi-Magnum 4-Door Pickup.  $45. (Chatsworth)

15) Radiator Fans Assembly: Electrict. From 2003 Dodge SLT Ram 1500 Hemi-Magnum 4-Door Pickup.   $175, (Chatsworth)

16) Windshield Washer Tank & Pump:  From 2003 Dodge SLT Ram 1500 Hemi-Magnum 4-Door Pickup. $75. (Chatsworth)

17) Trailer Hitch: 5,000 lb. rating, chassis mount, standard 2" receiver. $50

18) Step Bumper: 76" wide. Heavy Duty with hitch area. $50 (Chatsworth) (0933)

19) Wheel: 15" x 8", 6 holes on 5 ˝ bolt circle, 8 triangular slots, painted steel. $35 (Chatsworth)

20) Starter: 1977-1978 Ford, guaranteed good. $50 (Chatsworth) (2153)

21) Starter: 1980-1993 Ford, new rebuild, guaranteed good. $75 (Chatsworth)

22) Brake Pads: Fits BMW front. Axis Metal Master #088-0993M. New in original box and sealed wrapper. $35 (Chatsworth)

23) Tire: 35" x 12.5" R15LT M&S, B.F. Goodrich, “Radial/Mud-Terrain T/A”, at least 1/4" good even tread left. $25 (Malibu)

25) Honda Tail Lights: 1982 Civic, both sides, excellent condition. $45 (Chatsworth)

26) Honda Workshop Manual: 1976-1979 all models; Accord CVCC, hatchback & sedan; 1600cc & 1602cc, by Haynes, very good condition. $15 (Chatsworth)

 27) Black & Decker Start It Jump Starter/Inflator 12 Volt DC Power Cordless Rechargeable Instantly jump-starts without the need of another vehicle.  Air compressor for vehicle tires and sports equipment 12 volt DC accessory outlet to power and/or recharge DC electronics.  Keyless ON/OFF power safety switch and reverse hook-up warning alarm.
Built-in, ultra-bright LED light for emergency roadside assistance NEW IN BOX  $65. (Chatsworth)

Output - 12V DC, 450 Amps instant, 5 seconds, 300 Amps
Battery - 12V, 19 Amp hr, sealed lead-acid
Cables & Clamps - #5 AWG welding, heavy-duty copper
Accessory Outlet - 5 Amps, self-resetting breaker
12V DC charger
120V AC charger
Heavy-duty cables & clamps
                                         Adaptor nozzle set


28) Bead Lock Wheel: 15" x 8", 5 holes on 4-1/2" circle & 5 holes on 4-3/4" circle, steel wheel, aluminum lock ring, unused. $75  (Chatsworth)

29) Land Rover Parts: Series II & III.  Go to for more information.

30) Demolition Bumper (tm): Designed originally for Land Rovers, it features a sturdy box bumper that is also a 5 gallon oil/fuel tank, fender bush guards that double as tank vents for river fording, auxiliary light mounts, pulling fitting and attachments for a towing bar assembly. Used, excellent condition. Can be fitted with mounts for most any off-road truck. This bumper has been featured in several off-road magazines.  Go to for more information.$250 (Malibu)

 31) Truck Bed Liner: Protecta brand, from 5' wide x 6' long 1991 Isuzu pickup bed, excellent condition. $150

32) Inner Tube & Flap: 10.00" x 20", non-radial, excellent. $20

33) Air Tank: Portable tire filler, 10"D x 30"L (approximately 10 gallons), horizontal style, has carrying handle & feet. $15 (Malibu)


34) Manual:  1982 Honda Civic, original factory "Owner's Manual" and Haynes "1976-1979 Accord Owner's Workshop Manual", good condition.  $25  (Chatsworth) (0989)






35)  2007 Toyota Tacoma Owner's Manual.  5-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 421 pages.  Original factory manual in new condition.   $25



37) Isuzu Pickup Owners Manual: 1992 manual that came with the vehicle and then gets lost.  Worn but all there.  $20 (Chatsworth)