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

                                                                                           
 
Mercedes-Benz (R107 Chassis) Convertible Top Information
  • Quality: Made to original specs, 100% fit guarantee.
  • Original Configuration: Top is made with 3 plastic windows with piping around windows. Hand rolled binding. Robbins tops include the above door seals.
  • Original Factory Material: German A5 Sonnenland Canvas
  • Alternate Materials: Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas; Haartz Stayfast Canvas
  • About Fabrics:  The Sonnenland is original and is the highest quality/wear rating canvas. Twillfast is close. Haartz Stayfast has a plain inner lining (as opposed to the Sonnenland and Twillfast woven lining) giving it a slightly lower wear rating. All fabrics are very similar in appearance.
  • All seams are doubly electronically welded and sewn for added reinforcement. Convertible top fabrics are mildew & mold resistant, and UV treated for color fastness. Plastic windows are DOT rated heavy 40-gauge thick vinyl.
  • Installation: Professional installation is suggested.To locate a professional installer please enter "automobile upholstery shops near me" in your browser search bar. Do-It-Yourself installation is for the handy meticulous person. We supply a fully illustrated 30 page (8 1/2 x  11) installation manual, on request with top and included in our top packages.
  • Warranty: Tops are made by Robbins and carry 6 year factory warranty with 18 month labor allowance. Tops made by Kee include a 6 year factory warranty (without labor allowance.)

 

Convertible Tops and Packages

Convertible Tops and Packages

A.) Mercedes 1972-89 107 Chassis Convertible Top by Robbins
Hand rolled binding on top. Seals above door glass. Cables installed.
Plastic extrusions around windows.
Original German Sonnenland Canvas, Twillfast Canvas or Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Installation manual included if requested.

Made by Robbins       2040R
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$543.00
B.) Mercedes 1972-89 107 Chassis Convertible Top by Kee
Hand rolled binding on top. Seals and cables not included
Plastic extrusions around windows.
Original German Sonnenland Canvas, Twillfast Canvas or Haartz Stayfast Canvas

Installation manual included if requested.

Made by Kee Auto Tops       4145


 
Fabric & Color:

As low as:
$389.00
C.) Mercedes 107 Chassis German Sonnenland Canvas Convertible Top
(All fabrics with tan backing)
  • Plus:
  • Pair of side window to top seals
  • 30 page installation manual, 8 1/2 x 11, over 100 photos. For the first time handy installer.
  • Pair of side tension Cables
  • 2 8oz Cans of Trimmer Contact Cement
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
Color
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$549.95
D.) Mercedes 107 Chassis Convertible Top in Sonnendeck (Twillfast) Canvas
  • Plus:
  • Left & Right above the door glass Rubber seals.
  • 30 page installation manual, 8 1/2 x 11, over 100 photos. For the first time handy installer.
  • Pair of side tension Cables
  • 2 8oz Cans of Trimmer Contact Cement
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
Color
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$509.95
E.) Mercedes 107 Chassis Haartz Stayfast Canvas Convertible Top
  • Plus:
  • Left & Right above the door glass Rubber seals.
  • 30 page installation manual, 8 1/2 x 11, over 100 photos. For the first time handy installer.
  • Pair of side tension Cables
  • 2 8oz Cans of Trimmer Contact Cement
For: 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz 280SL, 350SL, 380SL, 450SL, 500SL & 560SL (107 Chassis) Convertible Top
Color
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$449.95
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


Installation Supplies

Installation Supplies

INCLUDED WITH TOP PACKAGES
WILL SEND WITH TOP ORDER IF REQUESTED

Installation Manual, 30 Pages 8.5 X 11,
Over 100 Pictures for the first time handy installer.
No Charge!
 
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
Plastic pry tool, great for prying fasteners and seals, pushing seals into retainers, loosening fabric etc
$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


Hydraulics

Hydraulics

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.
$14.95
Set of 4 New Pointed 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


Cleaning & Protectant

Cleaning & Protectant

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
$79.95
A Combination Pack of RAGGTOPP Brand Canvas Cleaner & Protectant

About RAGGTOPP products
$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
$79.95
A Combination Pack of the RAGGTOPP Brand Vinyl Cleaner and Protectant Together

About RAGGTOPP products
$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
$14.95


Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping

Weatherstripping For Above Door Glass Only, Left and Right. 22.5" Long

Fits: 1972-1989 SL

Glues to top.

$69.95


Wind Deflector

Wind Deflector

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


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.


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.