This is my dad’s convertible 1984 380SL which has a great balance of performance, style, price, and preservation, and for open-air motoring the SL is still pretty tough to beat. The bright red finish gives the SL a big car look despite its rather diminutive size, and in a Mercedes, elegance is never an option but mandatory. The bright color also emphasizes how straight and clean this car is, thanks to a lifetime in a warm climate and only 140,312 original miles (that is not many at all on a 30-year-old Mercedes-Benz). The upholstery’s condition is excellent all around, particularly for a convertible, and the contrasting black dash is not only attractive but practical as it reduces reflections in the windshield. A brand new black canvas convertible top stows neatly under the hard boot in back and looks like all SLs; it includes a removable hardtop with stand. The car has a 560SL badge on it but it is really a 380SL. I have the 380SL and can replace with it if you want. Owner prior to my dad also added a rear brake light on the trunk. Overall this Mercedes is very dependable and fun to drive. No expense has been spared and this car has been very well maintained by all three owners. Just put a brand new set of tires on.
Here’s a car to consider when the talk turns to future classics, those vintage vehicles that are relatively unloved and inexpensive today but have a lot of possible upside in the future.
It took 17 years, but Christine is back in the garage
Car finished sixth at Monaco in 1932 and later was owned by each of the racing Trintignant brothers
This is the 23rd in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Las Vegas collector car auction
DBZ Centenary Collection will be limited to 19 pairs of cars; customers get one for the road and one for the track
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee John Oates of Hall and Oates will help match cars with guitars for display
The Pick of the Day is the four-cylinder version of the ‘long-hood’ 911, with the same classic styling and interior
Such a well-organized event will only get bigger as the years go on