1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL $15,995
This 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL has an awesome color combo, fuel-injected V8 power, and both roofs. And there's just something magical about being able to confidently cruise in a well-kept classic Benz with the top down and the A/C adding extra cool to the breeze.
We like the first impression of the factory-correct Surf Blue. After all, we love these in red or silver, but this blue looks both rare and regal. It was given a respray later in life to remain glossy and attractive, but the full aim of this car is to be a good cruiser. And driver-quality paint means always having a driver-ready car. You also get the choice of a color-matched hard top or a darker blue soft top for a very European kind of style. It's unknown if the odometer reflects the full actual mileage, but the fit and finish of the body panels remind us of low-mileage quality care. Of course, the exceptional Mercedes build quality is also why these stay in demand.
Even on a car with two tops, we bet your favorite way to enjoy this Mercedes is with no roof at all. After all, you get the great look of deep tan against the dark blue exterior. It even coordinates with the exterior pinstripe. These R107 SLs are all about the grand touring experience. So you get comfortable MB-Tex seats, plenty of interior space for two, and ample luggage space for more than just your weekend bags. And the right Mercedes SL gives that ideal driver's car feeling. It's not an all-out sports car, but rather a mix of supple and confidence. It's in the steering wheel's grip, the gauges' crispness, and the long list of desirable features. This one includes power windows, mirrors, a factory tool kit, wood-like trim, and cold-blowing air conditioning.
The 3.8-liter fuel-injected V8 under the hood has a very stock look and is exceptionally clean. In fact, we're told this one has spent the last few years as just a pleasant day pleasure driver. That's the kind of car you take extra time on to give it good care. Out the road, the four-speed automatic shifts with smooth authority all the way into overdrive comfort. The fully independent suspension understands a nice balance between luxury and performance that's entertaining on a twisty country road. So this is the ideal weekend getaway car. The miles can feel effortless thanks to features like power steering and four-wheel power disc brakes.
You may select areas to improve, like the radio, tires, dash pad, or soft top. Your overall impression will be that you have an impressive car from day one with a quality feel from proper care, and the value price allows room in your budget to get the fresher components you can choose. So if you're looking for an icon you can drive with pride, this SL is an ideal classic. Call now!