Classics, passion for the past

1983 Mercedes-Benz 380-SL W107

NZ$ 13850

Body Convertible
Odometer 256879
Fuel type Petrol
Engine 3800 cc
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Blue metallic
Interior Color Grey
Upholstery Leather
Steering Lhd
A Mercedes Benz is engineered like no other car in the world. Its safe to state that about the only thing as valuable as today's Mercedes Benz is yesterday's Mercedes Benz and what do you get when you blend a Mercedes Benz with a sports car?¦That's right¦the incomparable 380SL. Engineers not stylists are the heroes of Mercedes Benz and their aim to build safe, comfortable, high performance cars with as few imperfections as possible has certainly paid off and history has proved that.


Three owners in New Zealand
Imported in New Zealand from the USA – first registered in New Zealand in 1992
Well presented vehicle in very nice condition throughout
Upholstery & Interior in beautiful order
Structurally sound, Good body, nice paint.
Mechanically sound – nice V8 to drive.
1983 models had recalibrated engines and transmission for improved performance and fuel economy. The 380 was a replacement for the 450SL and apart from the reduction in engine capacity, the smaller V8 was all-alloy instead of cast-iron and much lighter as a result. This had benefits in performance and fuel economy. It also gained a four-speed automatic transmission – a much better thing all round.
The entire car has a solid feel despite its age and displays minimal scuttle (windscreen frame) shake which is testament to the chassis strength.
It has a manually retractable vinyl roof and a hefty hard top is also available, complete with a pagoda style roof.
Hard top & Soft Top – both are in very good condition
The interior features a massive steering wheel and compact "cockpit" style dash, woodgrain console and chrome.
Good tyres, Good battery
A beautiful car to drive.
And for those of you who think this car has high mileage, Mercedes-Benz first introduced the High Mileage Award in the 1960s to recognize the many Mercedes-Benz vehicles that routinely travel hundreds of thousands of miles – some even eclipsing the million-mile mark! The current Mercedes-Benz High Mileage champ is Gregorios Sachinidis, a Greek taxi driver who holds the known record of more than 2.8 million miles in his 1976 Mercedes-Benz 240D.
The Mercedes Benz philosophy in the 80's precluded annual styling changes and the mass production of inexpensive cars. As a result, even a young Mercedes Benz saloon of the time, for example, commanded over 70% of its original price. And the older they get, Mercedes SL's get even more expensive. These cars are great investment value and its no wonder that they are considered an appreciating asset. TRANSPORT / SHIPPING CAN BE ORGANISED ON THIS VEHICLE ON BUYER'S BEHALF AT BUYERS COST. Will be sold WOF'd and Registered if sold in New Zealand. Viewing is STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT only!