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For Sale: 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

$16,500 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL is beautiful and it is in great condition, mechanically and cosmetically. The paint is exquisite! No rust with a clean undercarriage. It has been garage kept from day one and is always serviced at a dealership. This model comes with a removable hard-top and a retractable soft-top. An aluminum hard-top stand is included with the sale. This sale also includes four (4) AMG style wheels for the car that are in great condition.

Everything about this car is listed below. When you need more information please contact me directly by email. If you have real interest I can provide you with a phone number and we can discuss the SL in more detail. An in-person inspection can be scheduled at your convenience.

Paint: Diamond Blue Metallic
Interior: Silver
Soft-top: Dark Blue
VIN: WDBBA45C7FA017251
Mikes: 90,712 (as of July 17, 2017)


Annual “Spring” service specials have been performed every year
Garage kept


New exhaust pipe
New windshield locks and windscreen (windscreen provided by Bobby Rahal)
New driver side door clips
New distributor
New throttle body and switch
New shock absorbers
New gear box
New steering box

All service has been provided by:

Bobby Rahal Motorcar Company
Wexford, PA 15090

This car was originally purchased from Mervis Motors, Inc. All records from Mervis were transferred to Bobby Rahal. All service records are available, if necessary.

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster Specifications

USD $43,820 MSRP

Chassis/Body: Unit frame and body

Exterior Dimensions 380SL:

Total Length: 4380mm
Total Width: 1790mm

Height at Kerb Weight: 1300mm

Wheelbase: 2455mm

Front Track: 1452mm

Rear Track: 1440mm

Kerb Weight:

Roadster: 1540kg

Fuel Tank: 90 litres

Turning Circle: 10.74 metres

Transmission (Automatic, 4 Speed):

1st: 3.68:1
2nd: 2.41:1
3rd: 1.44:1
4th: 1.00:1

Rear Axle Ratio: 3.27:1

Maximum Speed:

Manual: 133.5 mph (215 km/h)
Automatic: 127 mph (205 km/h)


0-100 km/h: 9.0 seconds (approx)
After 1981: 9.8 seconds (approx)

Engine: 8 Cylinder M 116

Capacity: 3818cc / 233ci
Type: Conventional, watercooled four stroke, reciprocating piston type with 8 cylinders in Vee configuration
Configuration: Front mounted, longitudinal, inline
Head: Pushrod and rocker actuated ohv, overhead camshaft
Fuel System: Bosch mechanical with air-flow sensor
Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 71.8mm (3.62 x 2.83 inch)
Power: 218 hp (DIN) @ 5500rpm
Torque: 31 mkg @ 4000rpm (224.3 ft/lb)
Compression Ratio: 9.0:1

Ignition and Electrical:

12 volt
Coil and alternator

Exhaust: Single tail-pipe

Suspension: Independent front and rear, double wishbones, diagnol-pivot swing axle

Steering: Recirculating ball, servo assisted, ratio: 15.9:1 (3.0 turns)


Front: Vented Disc, 278mm (10.9 inch)
Rear: Solid Disc, 279mm (11.0 inch)

Wheels: 14" Alloy

Tyres: 205/70 VR 14

Date of Introduction: February, 1980
Years of Manufacture: 1980 – 1985
Number Built: 53,200

Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster Production Schedule

1980: 3,347
1981: 9,470
1982: 9,926
1983: 11,198
1984: 11,115
1985: 8,144

Total: 53,200

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1007216
  • Price:$16,500 (OBO)
  • Location:Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:380SL
  • Exterior Color:DiamondBlue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Silver
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:90712
  • Restoration History:Unrestored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Locks:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes
  • Engine History:Original
  • Engine Condition:Running