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 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Ad Number: 699361 | Printer Version  
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Dusty Old Cars  (15)
80 North High Street
Derry, NH 03038 US
603-818-8511
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 Vehicle Specifics
Year: 1981 Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz Other
Mileage: 143020 Title Status: Clear
Engine: 8 cyl. Transmission: -- Exterior Color: Black
Doors: 2 Interior Color: Blue
 
 Vehicle Description
In 1981 if you owned one of these Mercedes, you were part of the success crowd and were part of a fantastic piece of history! These cars were selling for $80,000 and were sought after as a show of wealth, power, and success. These cars are one of the most solid platforms we have seen, with that strong Mercedes structural rigidity matched to a very powerful and economical 3.8L V8 that has tons of torque and power. You can daily drive this car right now and we have a whole folder full of records. As the market is aware, the late 1980-83 were built with single row timing chains which were defective and recalled by the factory. Some models were not recalled and it was left with the owner to spend $3,000 at the dealer to fix the problem. This particular 380sl had this work completed for a cost of $3,400, a double row timing chain was added and the car runs terriifc. This car has a brand new soft top, already installed, and a nice hardtop as well! This car runs like a top, starts right up, shifts nicely, brakes grab well, and the interior is still in decent shape. The body is also very good. Is the car perfect? No, but you can get in this car and drive it to Florida today if you would like. Jump in, shift it nicely into gear, it idles smoothly and shifts nicely. Give the throttle a nudge, your reward is that enjoyable flow of power to the rear wheels and the feel of a great chassis for cruising. The undercarriage is very good to excellent condition and looks like it is ready for another 100,000 miles. The paint is decent but not perfect and there is no rust or rot on the car. These are nits and nats, the car is in good shape and ready to roll. The paint is not original but it looks good and will take a decent wax job. Yes, there are some minor blemishes that come with a car being driven (see the pictures), but these are not in directly noticeable areas and you can turn your attention to these at some future point or we can work with you to fix them now. Bid, Buy, Drive, work on her in your spare time. Enjoy her now! These cars are a find and are super cool! If you want to know the reserve or Buy it now please CALL US at (603) 818-8511. For more information please ask for Alex or Marshall. After business hours the line is always forwarded to one of our personal phones. CALL US (603) 818-8511 If you would like to see the car in person, please call 24 hours in advance to schedule an appointment. (603) 818-8511 We can email and Skype too! Our Skype is DustyOldCars2012; for email please contact mdsutherland@dustyoldcars.com. Thanks! International Bidders from ANY country are welcome to bid and make offers. *** THIS CAR IS LOCATED IN DERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE *** We are happy to pick you up at the Manchester, NH or Boston, MA Airport or any other Bus or Train Station in the local area. Come see us and drive your cool ride home! Call us with any questions at any time at (603) 818-8511.
 
   
 
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