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1983 Mercedes-Benz

380 SL Convertible


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Engine Size
3.8L V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic

1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible

1983 Mercedes Benz 380SL Convertible

Vintage Mercedes 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. With no collision or major body damage this rock-solid Benz is a keeper.

The consigner stated 76,551 miles are showing on this used SL. An all original car that shows the passage of time, and use, with patina, blemishes, and a few dents and dings. Mechanically sound, and beautiful interior which is very clean. An undercarriage that looks rust free, this is the perfect car if you're one of those Daimler diehard who's looking for the ultimate in 'old school', it's a nice find!

Bathed in Light Ivory, straight heavy steel is used to fabricate this “Sport Light” convertible. Brown canvas provides the topper, and a clear rear plastic window is within the top. A slight fault on the stitching for the lower plastic window in the back is seen but remains mostly unremarkable. 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! Rear taillights are ribbed for self cleaning, did you know? Standard MB wheels are on all 4 corners.

Chocolate brown leather makes up the front bucket “chairs” and these are looking slightly used and all good surfaces. In the center is a burl covered console, which has the shift lever, power top toggle and power window switches. Moving upward in the center we note climate control buttons and an aftermarket Drive-S AM/FM/single CD player within more wood burl. Dash is brown molded vinyl and all original configuration. Throughout the cabin gold accenting carpet (possibly faded brown?) works with some chocolate brown to form contrast for the lower surfaces inside.

Under the hood plenty of patina is showing on the original 3.8 Liter V8 complete with Bosch Jetronic EFI. An automatic transmission is on back as well as a 2.47 rear axle.

No rust, nice aging, and little road dirt show underneath. Independent suspension all around, as are power disc brakes on all 4 corners.

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!

WDB-Daimler Benz
9-Check Digit
B-Sindelfingen, GE Assy Plant
023140-Sequential Unit Number

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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.