<b>1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL</b>

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Lot 11
1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL

Sold for US$ 33,000 inc. premium
1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL

VIN. WDBBA45C4FA026795

3,839cc SOHC V8 Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
218bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Extremely well-kept and original example
*Just over 7,800 miles from new and one owner for nearly three decades
*Offered with the original owner's and service manuals
*High-quality Mercedes-Benz 'Young-timer'



THE MERCEDES-BENZ R107

When Mercedes redesigned its famed SL in 1971, there was a lot of equity behind it. After all, when the incomparable 300SL Coupe and Roadster were built only just 20 years before, they set the world on fire. The result was a luxurious V8 Convertible that ended up being the longest passenger car series ever produced by Mercedes to date. Despite its age, the final iteration, the 560SL, remained a prized automotive status symbol and an iconic part of the brand's lineup until it was finally replaced by the all-new fourth-generation SL in 1990. Launched in 1980, the 380SL convertible and 380SLC Coupe retained the Type 107 bodyshell first introduced in 1971 in virtually unchanged form apart from the addition of a front spoiler.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Completed at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant in February of 1985, this exceptional 380SL was delivered new to Danbury, CT resident Mr. Richard W. Knapp through Danbury Autohaus, a local Mercedes-Benz agency. The new Mercedes-Benz looked just as it does today: finished in silver metallic over a blue interior and generously optioned and equipped with both the car's soft and hardtop. The car was believed to have been a birthday present to Mrs. Knapp. Clearly very fond of the car, the Knapps would keep the car for nearly three decades until it was purchased by the consignor.

As is commonly known, these cars were finished at Mercedes-Benz as 'worldwide chassis', meaning that many have a different prefix in the stamped VIN than the one that the car is identified under. This car was given the worldwide VIN of WDB1070451A026795, as stamped on its chassis, but was then assigned the US-market specific VIN of WDBBA45C4FA026795 once it was eventually slated for the US market.

Today, this fine Mercedes-Benz presents in extraordinarily original condition throughout. With just over 7,800 documented miles from new, the car appears to be just a few years old, with original finishes throughout and a comprehensive history file containing the original books, tools and spare key. Overall this is an extremely original, high quality Mercedes-Benz ideally suited to open top touring, with nearly all the power amenities of a modern car, yet with the elegance and style of the classic Mercedes-Benz SL.

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