1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996
Lot 279
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop
Registration no. C230 FUS Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996
Sold for £ 9,775 (US$ 13,649) inc. premium

Lot Details
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop  Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996
1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible with Hardtop
Registration no. C230 FUS
Chassis no. WDB1070452A033996

Footnotes

  • Launched in 1980, the 380 SL convertible and 380 SLC coupé retained the Type 107 bodyshell first introduced in 1971/72 in virtually unchanged form apart from the addition of a front spoiler. These luxuriously equipped newcomers supplanted the outgoing '350' models and were produced alongside the outwardly similar 280 and 500 SL/SLCs. Their power unit was an enlarged (to 3,818cc) and improved version of the existing 3.5-litre overhead-cam V8. The running gear followed Mercedes-Benz's established pattern, comprising all-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes, while a new four-speed automatic transmission was standard equipment. Top speed was in excess of 130mph. After little more than a year the 380 SL was re-engined with a longer-stroke, 3,839cc V8 in the interests of better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Production of the model in this improved form continued until 1985.

    Finished in blue/green metallic with black/beige chequered upholstery, this 380 SL convertible has had six former keepers and currently displays a total of circa 130,000 miles on the odometer. Restored cosmetically in 2012 (bills available) and unused since, the car has recently been fitted with new spark plugs but would benefit from a 'tune up'. Currently MoT'd and offered with a V5C document, it will be driven to the sale. A wonderful opportunity for the discerning collector.
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