1981 Mercedes Benz 380 SL
California car 380 SL model
Resided with the same family for 25 years! (1991) in Gold River, CA
Desirable Astro Silver with Black MB-Tex
M116 3.8 liter 155hp V8 engine
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Power assisted steering and brakes
Included with matching Astro Silver hardtop and black softop
MotoeXotica Classic Cars is pleased to present this statuesque and rarely seen 1981 380SL.This true European classic is one of the most iconic sports cars in history, with very little design changes throughout its history. One of a select few cars that has retained essential design and engineering philosophy while setting new standards of performance and esthetics in the process. This example lovingly cared for by the same California family for 25 years!
TheMercedes-Benz SL Roadster(formerly known as theSL Roadster) is a grand touring roadstermanufactured by Mercedessince 1954. The designationSLderives from the GermanSportlich-Leicht,(Sport Lightweight) and was first applied to the 300SL.The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster(R107) with standard soft top and optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench.
Finished in a brilliant Astro Silver Metallic, this coupe shows extremely well with only minor scratches on the roof and door dings only visible upon close inspection. All the trim is present, complete and displays normal wear. The front and rear bumpers (including over-riders) fit is extremely tight and finish is very good with minor scratches. The front driving lights are bumper mounted, free of chips and cracks and operated as designed. The hardtop has a nice fit and matching exterior finish. The black soft top has the same excellent fit with the rear window showing little or no scratching or hazing. The weather-stripping is pliable, with only a few signs of drying, tearing or shrinkage. The original 14-inch wheels represent well with only slight signs of marring or curb rash.
Inside, the rich black MB-Tex front bucket seats and rear seats appear normal with only slight wear spots on the drivers seat outside bolster visible. The matching black door panels, carpet and dashboard (including dash cover) are an excellent contrast to the striking silver exterior of the car and look fantastic. All gauges are ergonomically placed, have correct appearance and function as originally designed. Air conditioning inoperable. The originally equipped leather steering wheel is in excellent condition and functions as designed. The heater, power windows and JVC stereo upgrade function as designed. Included is the original Mercedes Benz owners manual.
This nicely represented Mercedes features a SOHC M116 3.8 liter eight-cylinder engine, Bosch Jetronic injection, 4-speed automatic transmission, power assisted four-wheel disc brakes, four-wheel independent suspension. The wheels are chrome 14 inch original Mercedes rims with radial tires.
The SL "R107" is easily one of the most recognizable and desirable Mercedes ever produced. Touring the way its suppose to be...luxurious exterior with the heart of German motorsports. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
Current mileage on the odometer shows 98 miles and is believed to be 100,108 miles.
The car is being sold as is on a clean & clear mileage exempt California title
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