1983 Mercedes 380 SL–perfect! Price: $14,900
1983 Mercedes 380 SL–recent timing chain
The Ever-Popular Mercedes 380SL
Mercedes hit a home run with this model of its famous SL line, and our 380SL shows why:
- Great styling;
- Pagoda hard top;
- Unsurpassed comfort;
- Plenty of trunk room; and
- Grand touring performance.
A Great Grand Touring Sports Car
- Paint, Underside and Engine Compartment
The car is finished in the very attractive Champagne Metallic, and it sports both a matching Pagoda removable hardtop as well as a black canvas (as original) convertible top. The high-quality re-paint is virtually flawless.
The frame and underside of the car appear free of rust, other than some minimal surface rust.
The engine compartment is clean.
- Interior and Top
The Champagne leather-trimmed seat upholstery is all in very good condition without any splits or holes. The door panels and dash pad look as new. Unusual for these cars, the wood dash trim all looks extremely nice and the console has been refreshed.
The Pagoda removable hardtop is finished in the same color as the car and looks like new.
The black convertible top is canvas and in excellent condition without any rips or tears.
This car has the 3.8 liter V-8 engine made for the 380SL series. The engine starts right up and runs as it should—strong and fast!
The timing chain was replaced approximately three thousand miles ago.
- Transmission The automatic transmission shifts properly and smoothly enabling an enjoyable ride around town.
- Tires, Brakes, Luxury and Monitoring Systems
This SL has 4 Kelly 185/70R14 tires mounted on chromed wheels—that have been driven fewer than 500 miles—as well as a spare. In addition, the car will come with an extra set of 4 BBS wheels.
The power disc brakes on all four wheels bring the car to a rapid and safe stop.
The list of luxury/safety features includes:
- Air conditioning, with climate control (may need recharge)
- Updated AM/FM radio with power antenna
- Power steering
- Power brakes
- Cruise control (will need some attention)
- Power windows
- Soft and hard tops with garage-hoist for hardtop
There is nothing to match a Mercedes for Quality
When one sees and drives this 380 SL it becomes apparent why the R 107 series was a hit for 18 years. Solid, comfortable and reliable best describe this sports car. This series is set to become the next generation of SLs that experience value appreciation.
This 380SL cars represent not just a great driving experience but a sound investment as well. Apart from the investment value of this car, it is hard to put a price on the feeling of enjoyment when other drivers and pedestrians wave and give you a “thumbs up.”
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