1985 Mercedes 380SL, 111,000 Miles
Clean, original, unmolested car: I purchased this car from what was believed to be the 3rd owner, a business executive from Florida. From the records that came with the car, it has been a southern car its entire life. I was given a large binder of repair history that starts out with a copy of the original window sticker and maintenance receipts form NEW forward to the present. Looking through the receipts it is easy to see that money spent on the car was no object to the owners. The car has always been looked after by professional Mercedes mechanics, and appears to have been garaged and well cared for its entire life. Some of the latest investment in the car are its new professionally installed German soft top. All Fluids have been changed (brake, antifreeze, transmission, and differential). Idles smooth, accelerates without hesitation, shifting automatically with ease through every gear. It has 4 new tires, new battery, brakes and rotors on all 4 corners. This 380SL came from the factory with the duel row timing chain that the earlier 380sl’s did not have. This beautiful 380SL has current NJ historic registration and clean NJ title.
The paint and body show very well shiny and clean; however, the paint is beginning to show its age. It looks great, but in some sections the clear cost is beginning to fade and blemish (lifting on the top of the DS fender an a section by the tonneau cover for example) as shown in the pictures. Which i was told can be corrected. There is no rust or dents on the car, no signs of previous body damage. The exterior color is Signal Red with a light Palomino/Saddle interior. The interior is in great shape (NO rips or stains), as is all the trim, wood and carpets. The Heat and A/C work very well, as do all the mechanicals on the car. The sound system is the original Becker radio and it works perfectly as it was rebuilt by Becker in 2018, but the digital display is flakey.