Here's a classic Mercedes that has upper-crust pedigree at a value price. This 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL lets neighborhood think you've hit it big, while you enjoy the virtues an enduring and appealing example of German engineering.
Mercedes built these R107 SLs correct from day one, so if you find a well-preserved example like this, age is barely a factor. Super straight sheetmetal, complete trim, and German-engineered precision in the panel fit tell you that you're looking at a proper classic Mercedes. The silver gray paint is suspected to be the original application, and it has a superior look to many others that have passed the three-decade threshold. It's a testament to both the quality Mercedes builds and the respect this example has received over its life so far. The paint has a metallic element that looks terrific when the sunlight hits it – exactly what you want in a luxury droptop. After all, when you show up to the country club, they will be too impressed to bother asking how much you paid.
While the black folding roof looks nice against the deep silver/gray exterior, what looks even better is the full gray interior. It provides a nice coordination with the exterior, and you also get to show off all the luxury inside. These SLs are a road trip favorite with comfortable bucket seats, adjustable armrest, and plenty of trunk space. The tri-pod gauges are still handsome, and today's designers could take a note from the clean, elegant design that conveys information without being excessively complex. The whole interior looks quite good in this classic, and all the wood accent adds to the premium atmosphere. This one has all the nice original luxury touches such as power windows, provisions for air conditioning, power antenna, and the Becker AM/FM/cassette stereo.
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 has the tidy look of good regular maintenance, and this is even believed to be the original motor to the car. On the road, the four-speed automatic clicks through the gears in a business-like 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 and four-wheel disc brakes.
This Mercedes is smooth and original, which is a telltale sign that it has been owned by people who love the brand... just like you. So if you want a well-respected upper-class classic, don't miss this deal. Call today!!!