This classic 1984 Mercedes 380SL comes with the perfect original color combination, V8 power, and exceptional maintenance...and yet you don't have to pay over $15k to take vintage luxury home.
The design of the R107 series Mercedes SL was regal from day one, and now it has matured into a true symbol of an upper-crust classic. It only gets better when you see one like this that has always been treated with the respect it deserves. The paint has that great look of originality that still shines up nicely when you take the car cover off and wax it on a Saturday morning. Of course it also doesn't hurt that the body is exceptionally straight thanks to the Teutonic tightness of these legendary overbuilt cars. No other convertible from this era has the build quality you experience every time the solid door makes its reassuring 'thunk'. The unique baroque alloy wheels complete the package you expect from an iconic 1980s Mercedes.
The blue pinstripe running down the side is a nice introduction to this car's second color. Whether people see you on sunny days, with the optional blue leather, or even when the blue fabric top is up, the color adds a real sophisticated attitude to the white exterior. Beyond just the perfect hues, this Mercedes is desirable because there's plenty of evidence it has lived a pampered life. The seats, carpets, dashboard, wood grain and center console are quite original and have the kind of condition that lets you know this was never left out in the sun. There are plenty more great luxury features, including power windows, cruise control, an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo with aux input, and provisions for R134a air conditioning for better comfort in the warm months. But when the weather turns cooler, or you just like a little extra style, the matching hard top also comes with this Benz.
The 3.8-liter SOHC V8 under the hood has a bubbly, energetic idle, and it pulls the roadster around with real authority. The engine bay looks like it has been the poster child for regular maintenance, and we have the records to prove it. And when you know the reputation of a well-kept Mercedes, then you are confident that this SL can drive to the moon and back. The pampering of this car is so thorough, you can even tell just by looking at the tidy undercarriage. On the road, the four-speed automatic clicks through the gears in a businesslike fashion. The fully independent suspension soaks up bumps with a well-dampered feeling that somehow never isolates the sporting nature that's entertaining on a twisty country road. This is the perfect weekend getaway car as the miles are effortless thanks to features like power steering, four-wheel disc brakes, and the modern grip of Pirelli touring tires.
It's easy to understand why these SLs remain so popular. It's an affordable and reliable classic that provides enjoyable top-down motoring. And this one has been perfectly pampered right down to its included original owner's manual. Call today!!!