1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
Vintage Mercedes, like this used 380SL, are the perfect combination
of old world luxury and universal appeal. Fast, luxurious, stylish
and built like a Panzer tank, they're first the choice of many
classic car collectors who like to both show and drive their
For consignment, a nice example of 1980's German engineering and
design. It is the beneficiary of a complete door off restoration 3
years ago, at which time it was restored and repainted. It has been
inside storage covered since that time. It has also had the dash
recovered, and new dual timing chains for the engine. It comes with
a convertible top and has the hard top to go along with it, so it
can be driven year round.
Bathed in silver which is a classic color for a Mercedes, straight
heavy steel is used to fabricate this "Sport Light" convertible.
Blue canvas provides the top, and a clear rear plastic window is
within the top. Also, an optional body matching fiberglass hardtop
is along with this consignment. A "Pagoda Style" car due to its
roofline, all chrome and trimming exterior wise are looking great!
The rear taillights are ribbed for self-cleaning, did you know?
Standard MB wheels are on all 4 corners. It appears as the front
fenders and hood are slightly lighter than the remainder of the
panels on this car.
Steel gray leather makes up the front bucket "chairs" and these are
looking slightly used and all good surfaces. In the center is a
zebra wood accented gray plastic and carpet console. Here the shift
lever is housed, along with power mirror toggle and power window
switches. Moving upward in the center we note climate control
buttons and an aftermarket BBE AM/FM/Single CD player within more
wood burl. The dash has a new dark gray padded top, and gray molded
vinyl front and shows in all original configuration. Throughout the
cabin gray carpet abounds and is mostly clean. Round gauges are
under the eyebrow dash and a trio of eyeball vents are to drivers
right in the dash top. Door panels are tight and gray leather, and
a small tight back bench is seen on this car.
Under the hood plenty of patina is showing on the original 3.8
Liter V8 complete with Bosch Jetronic EFI. A 4-speed automatic
transmission is on back as well as a 2.47 rear axle. This engine
bay is unrestored and overall, there is some corrosion on aluminum
parts throughout the engine bay.
No rust, nice aging, and little road dirt show underneath.
Independent suspension all around, as are power disc brakes on all
4 corners. Plenty of steel panels cover the floor pans.
Top down, and a luxury German Sports car and what else do you need?
It goes fast, handles like it's on rails and all functions were
working Ausgezeichnet...god bless you!
German engineering, German build, German 3.8 Liter V8 and the
quality goes on and on for these practically indestructible cars.
Mercedes Benz quality and innovation is second to none, and this
early SL shows the way for things to come but retains its classic
B-Sindelfingen, GE Assy Plant
020240-Sequential Unit Number
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interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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