For Sale: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

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 metal.

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.

Exterior
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.

Interior
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.

Drivetrain
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.

Undercarriage
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.

Drive-Ability
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 looks. Schnell!

VIN DECODE
WDBBA45A9DB020240
WDB-Daimler Benz
B-SL
A-Roadster
45-380SL
A-Check Digit
D-1983
B-Sindelfingen, GE Assy Plant
020240-Sequential Unit Number

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special 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 www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380
  • Listing ID: CC-1639065
  • Price: $13,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1983
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:380
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:124372
  • Stock Number:3601
  • VIN:WDBBA45A9DB020240
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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