Timeless colors, a robust design, and the overall quality of a
Mercedes - that's what attracts you to this 1983 Mercedes-Benz
380SL even before you check out the desirable features (like both
tops) and the value price.
The long hood, bright chrome bumpers, and iconic baroque alloy
wheels give this convertible a bit more substance than the average
drop-top. It's why the R107 Mercedes SL is often more desirable
than even some classics that cost more. These were also built to
have a little extra sophistication. That's why they not only came
with one of the best snug-fitting soft tops of its day, but also
some lucky people opted for a color matched hardtop like this one.
German cars always look good in gray, but this has something more
to it. The factory-correct Anthracite Gray Metallic has a bit of a
gold undertone. This may even be the original application. So it's
not perfect but it does show some of the resilience that you get in
a quality-built Mercedes. Plus, that hint of gold coordinates
nicely with the tan pinstripe and tan interior.
While we like the look of either roof option, we all know a
convertible like this was meant to be open to the world. That's why
the golden-like tan goes so well with the golden undertones of the
exterior paint. And as true Mercedes, it comes with all the
features you want. This includes power windows, wood trimmed
console, contoured high-back bucket seats, and original R12 air
conditioning (will need servicing and converted to R-134a to blow
cold again.) And the AM/FM/CD stereo means you have upgraded
driving music for you top-down road trips.
The 3.8-liter fuel-injected V8 under the hood is believed to be
original to the car. It has that ideal stock look, right down to
the decals. Don't forget the 4 speed automatic with overdrive.
There are even the right signs of good investments along the way,
including what appears newer exhaust. The fully independent
suspension understands a nice balance between luxury and
performance that's entertaining on a twisty country road. So this
is the perfect weekend getaway car. In fact, the miles are
effortless thanks to features like power steering and four-wheel
power disc brakes.
Complete with owner's manual packet, this is a classic Mercedes
convertible with a style that never gets old. So don't miss this
deal, call today!
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