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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, in great comfort and in style.
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 bonnet 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 the place of a previous fluid coupling making gear shifting feel near seamless.
Offered by CTS is this unique Australian delivered 380 SL by Silver Star Motors in Doncaster. Finished in Mercedes’ deep dark Pajett Red, this gorgeous spec has spent all of its life in Melbourne until one of our great customers acquired the classic 2 years ago.
Adding to the provenance is the thick wallet filled with all the original books like owners manual, warranty card and even the operating manual for the soft and hard top. Flicking through the service book confirms and shows how well cared for the car has been with every service interval completed and stamped by Mercedes.
The exterior paint presents excellently with only a couple of minor marks which is expected. The interior is original and is in amazing condition. Both, the soft and the original hard-tops are pristine with roof removal tools and both Mercedes-Benz keys included.
The 380 SL represents unrivalled value for money offering an all-rounder classic motoring package with reliability, performance and style in a never to be repeated build-quality package. As a guaranteed future classic Benz, investing in a good Australian delivered W107 will bring great success.
This very original 1985 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 collection.