Good records, highly original, and expertly maintained - this 1985
Mercedes-Benz 380SL is the low-mileage luxury classic that has
everything you've been looking for.
Mercedes built these R107 SLs correct from day one, so if you find a well-preserved example like this, age is barely a factor. Super straight sheet metal, complete trim, and German-engineered precision in the panel fit tell you that you're looking at a proper classic Mercedes. The silver paint looks terrific when the sunlight hits it - exactly what you want in a luxury drop top. Plus, the iconic factory wheels coordinate nicely with this color. That gives this a timeless elegance, and that's important in a classic Mercedes. After all, when you show up to the country club, they will be too impressed to bother asking how much you paid.
One of the best complements to the exterior paint is the interior color. Whether people see you on sunny days with the optional blue leather, or even when the blue fabric top is up, both of these highlight the kind of coordinating colors that are still being utilized by the finest car makers today. Beyond just the perfect hues, this Mercedes is desirable because there's plenty of evidence of a pampered life. There is little sign of use on the seats, carpets, and door panels. Of course, it also helps that this one has averaged less than 1,200 miles annually. But what also makes this car so desirable is it retains all the features that makes it a true luxury machine. This includes conveniences such as power windows, power locks, cruise control, and the correct Becker AM/FM/cassette stereo. The air conditioning was even converted to R134a to make sure you can comfortably cruise with the top down for years to come.
The 3.8-liter SOHC fuel-injected V8 is the original motor to this low-mileage car. Plus, we have service records that include a major service within the last 5,000 miles. So not only does the engine bay appear like a well-maintained classic, we have the paperwork that tells you it runs as good as it looks. That gives you the confidence to enjoy this classic European machine to its fullest. The fully independent suspension knows how to offer the perfect balance between a supple ride and tight-handling back roads fun. The same goes for the four-speed automatic that has precision shifts and highway-friendly overdrive. Add in features like power steering and four-wheel disc brakes, and this is a true grand touring machine.
Besides the aforementioned service record file, the sale also comes with the owner's manual and service manuals. This proves that you're looking at a cut-above classic for quite a nice price. Call now!
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