The 80s were a wonderful time to be alive for petrolheads. Auto manufacturers were in full swing trying to differentiate themselves and get their best cars on the market. The German auto industry saw some greats come out during this era with prices heading sky-high these days for anything German and built during this period. During the early 80s Mercedes-Benz was looking to revamp its classy Sporty luxury convertible Lineup and the result of this was the introduction of the 380SL. The 380SL was a further development to the existing R107 chassis and with its iconic body lines, classy looks, and impressive performance it was an instant success in the US market. With the SL quickly becoming a desirable classic this is your chance to grab a lovely 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster that we have in inventory. With just 55,900 miles and located in Illinois this car has loads of personality and dual purposes, in that it can be an enjoyable weekend driver, as well as a smart investment.
Classic cars are most desirable when they are as original as possible. This 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster fits the bill, being a numbers-matching car and the current owner having purchased it from its original owner. The original bill of sale is available, as are the original hardtop, hardtop tools and hardtop cart with movable wheels. Two keys and two wallet keys are included in the sale as well. The car sports a Midnight Blue paintwork which goes hand-in-hand with its original American-spec bumpers and original wheels cap off the outlook. The amazing condition of this example extends to its grey leather interior that has all the funky 80s tech, as well as a functioning Blaupunkt radio/cassette, climate control, power windows and power antenna that can be extended or retracted via buttons in the dash. This boulevard cruiser is for two, with a padded area for some light luggage behind the front seats, augmenting the boot.
The R107 generation SL came with a variety of engines ranging from 2.8L to 5.6L, and this 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster is powered by a 3.8L V8 that put out 155hp and 196 lb ft when new. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. This car has been well looked after and is reported to have been regularly serviced too.
-Car Location: Illinois
-2 keys + 2 wallet keys
-Reported to be matching numbers
-Grey leather interior
-Current owner bought from the original owner
-Hard top is included in the sale
-Hard top cart w/ movable wheels included in sale
-Original bill of sale is available
-Radio and cassette deck functioning
-2 Hard Top tool included in sale
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