1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL (R107) #2059

  • Stock Number: 2059
  • Make / Model: MERCEDES-BENZ / 380SL (R107)
  • Mileage: 112000
  • Paint Colour: Light Ivory
  • Interior Colour: Java light beige Leather
  • Year: 1985
  • Price: £33,995

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About This Car

2059

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL (R107)

112,000 miles

Light Ivory (623) with Palomino Leather (274) and Dark Brown Fabric Soft Top (8023)

A superb and hard to find ‘late model early car’ from 1985. The timeless combination of Ivory coachwork with Palamino Leather gives this car an incredibly luxurious look.

The lazy-but-potent 3.8 litre V8 engine coupled with Ivory coachwork and early style interior gives this car the feel of an early 1970s American muscle car, a distinguished and different feel to the later R107s.

Finding an early V8 car in this sort of condition is getting extremely hard.

Subject to a very high quality restoration some years ago, this car wants for nothing. We have recently given this car a service including a new timing belt.

This car wears the factory correct ‘Mexican Hat’ alloy wheels, a choice that suits these early cars perfectly.

For touring purposes, there is also the presence of Rear Seats and Air Conditioning, both of which were expensive non-standard options back in 1985. The premium Becker stereo and Cruise Control would also increase the original purchase price, making this a superbly well equipped car for it’s day.

The dateless plate XUG27 has now been removed from the car and is saved on retention. B575VTR is currently with the car, however the former keeper is happy to discuss the dateless plate staying with the vehicle.

A delightful opportunity to acquire an SL that is absolutely ‘of it’s era’.

Additional Notes:

This lovely early car has been absolutely cherished by the former keepers, who purchased it in 2009.

Bought as a second car for trips and tours, this Ivory SL has toured Ireland numerous times, visited Jersey, Northern France and Scotland – as can be evidenced by the photographs on our ClubHouse article (click here)

As part of the key role of ‘holiday transport’, this SL has always been maintained to the highest standard. Any suspect noises, vibrations, hums or whirrs that have arisen during the last 10 years have been resolved correctly, with the owner always ensuring the car was ready to go at a moments notice.

The next owner of this car will benefit from the time and dedication shown over the last 10 years.

Prospective buyers should not be deterred by the mileage on this car – it really is a wonderful example.

The engine fires at the first turn of the key, the car feels responsive and ready. This SL is longing for a new owner to take the wheel and aim for the horizon, a new owner with which to share many more miles of happy touring.

Specification

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL (R107)

Factory Specification:

Model 380 SL

Order Number 0 4 537 36914

Order Location GREAT BRITAIN

Interior LEATHER – PALOMINO (274)

Paint 1 LIGHT IVORY – UNI-COLOR (623O)

Paint 2 LIGHT IVORY – UNI-COLOR (623O)

Approx. Build Date 1984-09

251 BECKER RADIO MEXICO CASSETTE, FULL STEREO, ELECTRONIC

256 REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL

440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)

461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND

505 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE (R.H.D.)

531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA

565 REAR SEATS USED ON SL MODELS

585 BEHR AIR CONDITIONER AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)

592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER

603 HEADLAMP WIPER UNIT AND OIL FOR REAR AXLE WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, IN CANISTERS AND CONTAINERS

613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC

682 FIRE EXTINGUISHER

746 FOLDING TOP FABRIC 8023, DARK BROWN

Why Choose SLSHOP?

Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.

A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.

Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?

Bulkhead Corrosion

Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour - the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.

All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.

SLSHOP Unique 2 & 3 year warranty

At the SLSHOP, not only do we know what an SL is capable of but we believe in the cars we sell.

We want our customers to have the confidence to get out and use these iconic classics, to enjoy them for trips at home and abroad.

That’s why we offer a 2 year ‘no quibble’ mechanical warranty with each car sold, as well as a 3 year bulkhead warranty.

Next Steps: Experience

We believe in the capabilities of these classic cars, and want our customers to get out and use them. Welcome to Experience from The SLSHOP, aimed at helping you get more out of your classic Mercedes-Benz. We offer a number of trips, tours and events in the UK and abroad. See you there!

Next Steps: 24hr Test Drive

Tempted by an R107 SL but not sure if it’s for you? Fancy trying a weekend at the wheel before you dive in? We offer a 24hr test drive through our hire business. Hire a classic Mercedes-Benz for a day or longer, and if you subsequently buy a car from our showroom, we will refund the entire hire fee. What are you waiting for?

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