Timeless colors, a robust design, and the overall quality of a
Mercedes - that's what attracts you to this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380
SL even before you check out the desirable features, like both tops
and the low mileage.
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.
Good seals, nice rubber on the bumpers, and clean body lines are
all part of this car's look of proper care. So we believed the
odometer reflects the full actual mileage because this has the look
of a car used for seldom and responsible pleasure driving. The
factory-correct Signal Red paint has a bright style and is smooth
to the touch. In total, it makes for a finish on a classic that's
also ready to hit the road on a whim. After all, you don't even
need a sunny day when you have both a soft top and a color-matched
hardtop on this coupe.
The gold pinstripe has the look of premium on the red paint, and it
also coordinates nicely with the golden tan interior. It makes for
a nice total package, especially when you're open to the world. As
a true premium Mercedes, it comes with all the features you want.
This includes power windows, a wood-trimmed console, contoured
high-back bucket seats, and provisions for factory air conditioning
(it has been converted to R134a but it likely needs a recharge to
blow cold again.) There are even nice details, like the working
courtesy lights, the first aid kit, and the Becker factory radio is
still there for display.
The correct 3.8-liter fuel-injected V8 under the hood has that
ideal stock look, right down to the decals. It has the clean look
of a well-maintained powerhouse, and that's why it continues to
fire up eagerly and encourage you to hit the road. 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 a four-speed automatic
transmission with overdrive, cruise control, power steering, and
four-wheel power disc brakes.
A great-looking color combo, V8 cruising power, and sturdy vintage
style all come together on this 380 SL. So don't miss this deal,