WELL MAINTAINED, 3.8L V8, AUTO, LOADED, 2 TOPS, PWR WIN/LOCKS/STEER/4 WHL DISCS
Here's a classic Mercedes that has the perfect pedigree at a value price. This 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is a one-owner car on its original V8 drivetrain, and it has all signs that it has been babied for the last 30 years.
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 like new every time you 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.
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 basically show no signs of sun damage – a near impossible find in a classic droptop. The original air conditioning is even still blowing ice cold, so you can keep the top down and get a good cool breeze deep into the summertime. But when the weather turns cold, or you just like a little extra style, the matching hard top also comes with this Benz. One nice upgrade has an iPod connection now feeding the stereo, allowing you to listen to modern tunes while still keeping the classic Becker radio appearance.
The 3.8 liter SOHC V8 under the hood has a bubbly, energetic idle, and it pulls the roadster around with real authority. This is the original motor with the car, and the engine bay looks like it has been the poster child for regular maintenance – when you know the reputation of a Mercedes, then that last part will make you 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-damped 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, cruise control, and four-wheel disc brakes.
It's easy to understand why these SLs remain so popular. It's an affordable and reliable classic that provides enjoyable top-down motoring, while being relatively inexpensive to own and maintain. And this one has been perfectly pampered right down to its included original owner's manual. Call today!!
Defrost, Numbers Matching, AM/FM Radio, iPod Compatible, Removable Hard Top, Cruise Control, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Seatbelts, Manual Convertible Top, Power Brakes
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 3.8L V8
- Transmission Type
- 4 Speed Automatic
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 92,359 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months