1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL

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Champagne Metallic | Roadster | 4 Speed Automatic | 3.8 litre | 105,888 kms | SOLD

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In the rich history of Mercedes-Benz, the SL range - starting with the legendary Gullwing of 1954 through to the current R231 range of two-seaters today has always been the most glamorous, overtly sporting model to leave Stuttgart.

SL denotes Sport-Leicht, and the W107 SL range introduced in 1972 is one of the most solidly-engineered and exquisitely built cars ever designed- capable of crossing continents at high speed and in great comfort.

Truly versatile, the W107 came with a quality hardtop capable of transforming the car from open roadster to coupe in inclement weather as well as the soft top.

Under the skin the 380 SL variant was powered by a 3.8 litre V8 engine developing 218 hp mated to a new four-speed automatic transmission with torque converter in place of a previous fluid coupling making gear shifting feel near seamless.
Offered here is an Australian delivered 380 SL, sold new by Yorkstar Motors, Sydney in February of 1981 and optioned in beautifully maintained Champagne Metallic paintwork over Cream MB Tex.

In excellent condition, this example has travelled just 105,888 kms from new, benefitting from a complete service history with the last service completed in Mid-2016 replacing all fluids and filters, as well as the coolant thermostat.

Overall, all tell-tale signs show just how well this 380 SL has been cared for. The interior switch gear often brittle from the ravages of time is pristine, the Becker stereo is still present and the feel of the original seats and plush-pile carpets is fresh.

The drive is also superb, arguably the most agile W107 variant, this 380SL corners with pinpoint accuracy and acceleration is smooth with the right amount of punch when you need it.

Accompanying this car are the original owners manuals with delivery and service information, the factory data card, the roof removal tools and both Mercedes-Benz keys bound within the plastic stamped wallet as well as both the soft and hard-tops.

The 380 SL represents unrivalled value for money offering an all-round classic motoring package with reliability, performance and style from an era of top shelf automotive design never to be repeated.

This very original Mercedes-Benz 380 SL presents in a meticulously maintained condition we rarely see. Excellently prepared, this classic is ready for your next weekend adventure and would make the perfect addition to any garage.

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