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Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis), 1972-89
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts


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Key Features:
  • Quality: Made to Mercedes specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Factory Material: German Sonnenland canvas. 
  • Window: The tops offered on this page are original replacements with three plastic windows.
  • Original Colors: Black, Blue, Brown and Tan. All colors have a tan backing. 
  • Alternate Materials:Sonnendeck Canvas, Haartz Stayfast Canvas and Lower Cost Sailcloth Vinyl.
  • Package Specials: The best value for all of your self installation needs with package specials, this includes the convertible top, the detailed installation manual, new cables and glue kit.
  • Shop with confidence: 5 year manufacturer warranty.

Can I Install a Mercedes Benz top myself?
We believe that the complexity of installation is approximately, or less, than that required to assemble a gas grille. Our step by step manual is profusely illustrated and quite detailed. There is no sewing, and only a couple of staples or tacks. The top installs with quite a few alignment and screw steps. Seals are pried and reinstalled.


Have a question? Talk to us!


1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Tops
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Description Color Price Buy!
A.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top and Rear Window Section.
    Plus:
  • 30 page installation manual, 8 1/2 x 11, over 100 photos. For the first time handy installer.
  • Plus Hold Down Cables
  • 2 8oz Cans of Glue
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
About Premium German Sonnenland Canvas/A5 German Sonnenland Canvas
Why Buy a Package Special?
Color


View Color
$539.95
B.) German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top and Rear Window Section.
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
About Premium German Sonnenland Canvas/A5 German Sonnenland Canvas
In Stock! Black tops ship within two business days!
Color
$519.95
C.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Sonnendeck Canvas Convertible Top Including Rear Window Section.
    Plus:
  • 30 page installation manual, 8 1/2 x 11, over 100 photos. For the first time handy installer.
  • Plus Hold Down Cables
  • 2 8oz Cans of Glue
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
About Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas
Why Buy a Package Special?
Color


View Color
$479.95
D.) Sonnendeck Canvas Convertible Top Including Rear Window Section.
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
About Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas
Color


View Color
$449.95
E.) A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top Including Rear Window Section.
    Plus:
  • 30 page installation manual, 8 1/2 x 11, over 100 photos. For the first time handy installer.
  • Plus Hold Down Cables
  • 2 8oz Cans of Glue
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
About Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Why Buy a Package Special?
Color


View Color
$429.95
F.) Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top Including Rear Window Section
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
About Haartz Stayfast Canvas
Color


View Color
$399.95
Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) convertible tops and parts in this category fit model years: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989


Hydraulics
Description Price Buy!
1985 Mercedes SL500, Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinder
$139.95
1985 Mercedes SL500, Convertible Top Hydraulic Cylinders,Pair
$269.95
We can now rebuild most convertible top hydraulic lift cylinders. It is a rebuild of your original cylinders. We will send you a shipping label once purchased, so you can ship them to us. Once we receive them it usually takes 5 days for the rebuild process. Price is for each cylinder.

The rebuild service comes with a 6 month warranty from time of purchase.

$124.95
Hydraulic System Guide: A well illustrated 10 page, 8 1/2 x 11 guide to the operation, diagnosis, and bleeding of the motor pump and to the motor/pump and cylinder removal and reassembly. Diagnosis includes electrical testing procedures.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pump Grommets
$7.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One.
With Pin and Bushings
1 5/8" Long, 3/8" Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder Mounting Bolt, One
With Pin and Bushings.
1 1/8" Long, 3/8" in Diameter.
$11.95
Top Cylinder White Nylon Bushing, Each
$2.95
Motor pump reservoir plug, black rubber
$1.95


Installation Supplies
Description Price Buy!
1972-89 Mercedes Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis), Convertible Top Installation Manual, 30 Pages 8.5 X 11, Over 100 Pictures for the first time handy installer.
$29.95
2 8oz Cans of Contact Cement,
$17.95
 
Bow Straps, Pair, Tan

Fits: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top

$54.95
Pair of Top Hold Down Cables. Thread into Side Hems; Hold Top to Frame.

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$34.95
Pair of Top Hold Down Cables. Thread into Side Hems; Hold Top to Frame.

American made in the USA (beware of inferior made imports)
   Details...

$34.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless Staples, 1/4", 300 Count

 

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples 3/8", 300 Count

$3.49
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 3/8", 1000 Count

$9.95
Arrow T-50 Stainless-Steel Staples, 1/4", 1000 Count
$9.49
Trimmer Contact Cement: 4-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$6.95
Trimmer Contact Cement: 8-Oz. Brush Top Can. Strong, Waterproof, Flexible Bond for Vinyl-coated and Vinyl-laminated Fabrics.
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$9.95
3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive, 5oz Tube
Build out or caulk under your rubber seals.
Repairs cracks in seals.
Insure against leakage.
   Details...

$13.95
Plastic pry tool set, 7-piece kit

Great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc.

$26.95


Cleaning & Protectant
Description Price Buy!
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$38.95
A PACKAGE SPECIAL:
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant.
    Plus:
  • Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit.
  • The Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush
    In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$34.95
Raggtopp Convertible Top Plastic Window Cleaner and Protectant Kit

Contains:

  • Bottle Window Cleaner
  • Bottle Window Protectant
  • Sponge, Applicator Pad
  • Microfiber Towel

About RAGGTOPP products
$30.95
Natural Horsehair Convertible Top Cleaning Brush

About Natural Horsehair Brush
In Stock! Ships within two business days!
$14.95


Weatherstripping
Description Price Buy!
Weatherstripping For Above Door Glass Only, Left and Right. 22.5" Long

Fits: 1972-1989 SL

Glues to top.

$69.95


Wind Deflector
Description Price Buy!
1972-89 Mercedes (107 Chassis) 380, 450, 560SL, Convertible Top Wind Deflector:

  • The simple goal is to help you enjoy your convertible even more with less wind blast and more fun. Our wind deflectors are designed specifically for your convertible, and are proven to decrease the back draft by up to 75%.
  • Below is the Time, Difficulty and Tools required for the first installation, after that the wind deflector goes in and out of your car in under One Minute.

  • Fast, easy and painless to install.
  • Drive Your Convertible with the top down more.
  • Enjoy Listening to the radio or have a conversation.
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.
  • 1 year warranty.

Wind Deflector Testimonials
$374.95


Top Switch, Relays, Etc.
Description Price Buy!
Top Switch
Activates Raising/Lowering.
Heavy Duty: Rated for 50 amps.
Mount in any under dash hole.
Use your original wiring, per included diagram.
$34.95




Important Information
Original Factory Color(s): Black, Blue, Brown and Tan

Three Window Tops:
The tops offered on this page are original replacements with three plastic windows.
These tops are for the "107" chassis Mercedes convertibles.

If you have a 1972 model with one rear window, please go to the earlier 1963-72 tops page.

Manufacturer:
These tops reproduce the originals in every detail and are made by Germanex.

Installation Manual:
This top requires no sewing or stapling or rivet work to install. The top is installed entirely with screws and with contact cement. No special tools are required. Pliers, Philips Head screw driver, 16 oz contact cement, an awl and our "bojo" tool for prying, pressing etc. are all the tools needed. A pint of lacquer thinner maybe useful for cleaning old glue. We believe that a patient and handy person can remove the old and install the new top.

Fabrics:
The original topping fabric was German Sonnenland Canvas, usually in black, brown or blue.
The backing was originally tan, but you may choose black instead.
If you have a backing color preference, please specify in the checkout message box.

Haartz Stayfast canvas is an American made near facsmile to the Sonnenland.
Because its inside layer is not woven in the manner of Sonnenland, the resulting topping has
an approximately 15% lower average wear rating. It is hard to distinguish the appearance difference
between Haartz and Sonnenland. Haartz Stayfast is only available with a black inside lining.

Sonnendeck is the American origin canvas that emulates the Sonnenland more closely
than the Haartz Stayfast, reproducing the inside layer weave. This topping is sometimes
referred to as "twillfast" canvas. Our experience is that it does not have quite the wear rating of Sonnenland.

Details:
These tops are made exactly like the original, with three plastic windows, top stitching,
piping and hand rolled bindings.

Vinyl tops:
Chrysler Sailcloth vinyl is featured on modern Sebrings, Mustangs and others. It is a vinyl
designed with a canvas appearance (its grain emulates that of canvas.) Vinyl tops
have only about 65% of the wear rating of Sonnenland canvas; but
it is handsome, available in many colors and significantly less expensive.

CONVERTIBLE TOP FABRICS
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.
We will be happy to quote you on a "true double texture vinyl" top. This is a pinpoint with a butyl rubber core, like our stayfast. Generally these tops are about 30 percent higher in price than the regular pinpoint version.
  • Sonnenland® (View) is a German-made 3-ply topping made up of an acrylic twill-weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a polyester "dobby backing." The dobby backing is a knit-like weave original to many high-end foreign cars. Customers who value originality over cost often pay top dollar for Sonnenland, just to have that authentic "dobby backing," seen only when you look up at the roof of your convertible top from inside your car. Sonnenland canvas is a top-of-the-line material original to various Audi, BMW, and Jaguar convertibles, among others. Sonnenland Canvas can vary in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance, but all Sonnenland Canvas promises elegance and long-lasting durability.
  • Twillfast® (View), also called Sonnendeck Canvas, is an American-made canvas - a cost-effective substitute for Sonnenland. Twillfast is usually a 3-ply topping (though some versions are 5-ply) with Polyester and/or Polyester/cotton backings. This material, original to certain Camaro, BMW, Mustang, and VW Beetle convertibles, among others, varies in terms of surface weave and/or weight for acoustic performance. Twillfast Canvas is identical to Sonnenland Canvas - elegant and durable - only it's less expensive. This is a top-notch convertible top material, one we often recommend to savvy customers who like a good buy and a quality product.
  • Stayfast Canvas (View) is an elegant, durable canvas original to cars like the Mazda Miata and the Nissan 370Z. Stayfast is commonly used in replacement convertible tops. Stayfast canvas has an acrylic square weave facing, a rubber inner-layer, and a cotton backing. As with other canvases, the rubber core gives the fabric long-lasting durability. Stayfast canvas is a sleek, beautiful canvas, usually less expensive than Twillfast, but it does not have the dobby backing offered in Sonnenland and Twillfast (Sonnendeck). Stayfast is a popular upgrade to vinyl convertible tops, and as with any canvas, is richer looking and has a higher wear rating than convertible tops made of vinyl.
  • Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl (View) is the most popular fabric. This vinyl design is original to most American cars from the fifties to the nineties. Pinpoint refers to the little dots or pips that you see if you look closely at the vinyl surface. European cars, such as the old Beetles and others also used pinpoint vinyl as the topping fabric.
  • Chrysler Sailcloth (View) is featured on many late LeBarons, Sebrings, certain Mustangs and other cars. It is structurally (wear quality) equivalent to the Haartz Pinpoint but has a different surface grain. The grain was designed to imitate the look of canvas. As you can see from the scan of this fabric, it is an exceptionally rich looking material. It is sometimes chosen for replacing convertible tops that originally featured pinpoint vinyl.
  • Cabrio Grain (View) is also structurally equivalent to the pinpoint. It has a pigskin outer grain vinyl as original to Volkswagen Cabriolets from 1984 onward and to Mazda Miatas and Mercury Capris.
  • A5S German Canvas (Robbins) The 100% Acrylic Twill Weave Surface Cloth receives a special flame singing treatment to remove the fabric knap; and is laminated to Black 100% Polyester Dobby backing.

    This is the original topping for Porsche Boxster and Cabrio convertible tops. 59 inches (150 cm) wide, made in Germany.
  • British Bison (also called Colonial Grain) (View) is the American made crush grain vinyl that imitates the much more expensive British Everflex vinyl original to many British convertibles. Color selection is limited. These are often referred to as 'crush grain' or 'leather grain' vinyls. They are structurally equivalent (wear rating) to the pinpoint, cabrio, and sailcloth vinyls.
  • British Everflex Vinyl (View) We are now pleased to offer British Everflex Vinyl for classic English tops. This is the original material used on British convertibles including Jaguar, Rolls Royce and many others. Imported from England, British Everflex vinyl is a supple vinyl with a rich appearance and is more durable than other vinyls. A good, less expensive alternative is Colonial grain vinyl. Colonial has the same texture but is less durable.
  • HV Denim (also called Twill Weave Vinyl) (View) is heavy duty sport material composed of a distinctive twill grain PVC outer layer and a polyester/cotton blend inside lining fabric.
  • Trilogy Acoustic Vinyl (View) A heavyweight vinyl that is often used on SUVs like Jeep, because the two-ply composite has the capacity to reduce noise by about 20 percent compared to standard vinyls like Sailcloth. The vinyl material is durable, promises long-lasting wear-and-tear, and resembles the sleek twill cloth commonly found on luxury convertible cars.
  • Haartz Twillfast RPC (View) This American-made canvas has a twill weave pattern and resembles German-made Sonnenland canvas. It is a great all-purpose canvas and, according to Haartz, is used on 99 percent of convertibles. It is stronger and more durable than Stayfast Canvas and offers more sound protection. Haartz rates Twillfast RPC as a mid-level acoustic product, compared to the low-level sound reduction offered on other top materials like Stayfast


Parts in this category (Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis)) fit cars for years: 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1989.

We a now pleased to offer hydraulic cylinders, hydraulic motor pumps, and hydraulic hose sets for many different convertibles, they will be listed on your cars page if available. Also, checkout our newly added roof rail weatherstripping seals, front header weatherstripping seals, door weatherstripping seals, trunk weatherstripping seals. Look for extra savings on weatherstripping seals kits.

We are continuing to grow our convertible related products: These include convertible top latches, tonneau covers, relays, switches, rear tacking rails (trimsticks), seat covers, car covers, and carpeting.


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