$15,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1985

option code description
12 Automatic Transmission
045 380SL
240 Outside Temperature Indicator
440 Cruise Control
461 Instruments with English Lettering
470 Anti-lock braking system
491 U.S. Specification
504 Rear view mirror, right, electrically adjustable
519 Becker radio Grand Prix electronic cassette
531 Automatic Antenna
570 Folding Armrest
587 Auto climate control and electric windows
592 Heat Insulated Glass, Heated Rear Window
640 Aluminum wheels with radial tires

  
exterior color code
568 Signal Red (Signalrot)
interior color code
274 Light Brown Palomino
soft-top color code
740 Black Fabric Soft-top

Make:   Mercedes-Benz
Model:   380SL
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   74,975 (Actual)
Engine:   3.8 Liter V8
VIN:   WDBBA45C1FA019321
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us. We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468

 

 

 

 

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this low mileage 1985 Mercedes Benz 380SL in excellent condition. It looks nice, runs great, and is an awesome driver. The car has amazing service history and comes with $11,000 in receipts from maintenance over the years. The market on the 560SL is absolutely red hot right now and this example is priced to sell. Very low mileage and original examples of the R107 Mercedes SL are exceptionally difficult to find and draw a huge premium in the current market. There is copy of the Autocheck report on this car pictured below. It is totally clean, shows no accident history, and verifies the low mileage. The low original mileage is also verified not only by the condition of the car, but also by the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual."

This Mercedes is verified as "numbers matching" meaning the engine in the car is the correct and original unit that was installed in the factory new. Very importantly this 560SL has the "vehicle data card" from the Mercedes factory, which is pictured below. It shows the original engine number to be "116962 12 033281." We have checked the engine and confirmed that same engine number stamped on the left side of the engine block. All of the paint and trim codes are also correct and match the vehicle data card and the data tag by the radiator.

I have personally put over 140 miles on this Mercedes over the past month. During that time the car was flawlessly reliable with absolutely no issues and a pleasure to drive. This 560SL comes with both the soft-top and auxiliary hardtop. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Mercedes that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. This Mercedes is finished in the beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Signal Red (568) over Palomino Light Brown interior (274) with a Black soft-top (740). This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the data tag by the radiator and vehicle data card both pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of clean and nice this 560SL really is.

The car comes with a massive amount of receipts from service and maintenance. Also included with the car are the original owners manual, metal plate with the original owners name and car information, books, tool kit, convertible top wrench, spare tire and rim, jack, maintenance booklet, Becker radio card, cruise control card, warranty booklet, climate control card, and miscellaneous other items from when the car was sold new, which are all pictured below. The previous owner purchased the car in 2004 from Germain Lexus in Naples, FL. There is also an odometer statement from that sale showing that the car had 41,215 miles at the time.

As a side note, this Mercedes is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the 560SL, just give us a call.

   

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Signal Red exterior is in excellent driver condition condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely; it has that solid Mercedes touch and feels like a vault door closing. The convertible soft top is in fantastic shape with no holes or rips. The rear windows are clean and not yellowed or foggy. The wheels are in great shape with a nice finish and no curb rash. The tires are correctly sized 205/70 and have about 90% tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some blemishes around the car that are too small to show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. As one can seen in the many photos of the underside, this 380SL is very clean underneath. We have also included specific photos of the rockers, lower front and rear quarter panels, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how nice it looks.

The car looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.

 

Interior

The Palomino Light Brown interior of the 560SL looks fantastic. The seats look literally brand new and show no wear at all. The seat is not worn in the typical area on the driver's bolster where the driver gets in and out. The carpet looks great with no rips or holes. There is small spot or wear under the parking brake pedal, which is visible in the photos. All of the gauges faces are crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash is in good condition with no fading or sun damage. The original door panels look good overall with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The wood trim looks nice overall with no fading; there are some very fine hairline cracks in the wood by the window switch, and one very small crack in the dash that was too small to show up in the photos. The trunk is very clean and nicely detailed with the original spare tire and rim, jack, and tool kit with the correct Mercedes wrenches.

The excellent condition of this interior, along with the extensive service history, is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this Mercedes has received throughout its life.

The interior looks just as good in person as it does in the photos.


Mechanical

This 380SL appears to be in very nice mechanical condition. As stated above this car has over $10,900 in receipts for service and maintenance so it should be very well sorted mechanically. I have personally put over 140 miles on the car with absolutely no issues. The engine starts right away every time and runs well. It is an exceptional driver that feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it runs great, there are no strange noises or vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. The steering feels tight and there is a receipt for $2,219 from August of 2015 for a new steering box and front end reconditioning. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does not overheat. Also, the engine bay is clean, nicely detailed, and correct as one can see from the photos.

Please note in the video that the warning lights work properly. They light up when the key is first turned on and then go off when the engine is started. There are no "check engine" or other warning lights that stay on. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, wipers, and fan. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The a/c works and blows cold. This Mercedes is smooth and quick with the V8 engine. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.

The car runs and drives as well as it looks.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1985 380SL is in excellent condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. The market on for the R107 body style SL Mercedes is very strong right now, particularly for low mileage examples in excellent condition like this car. This Mercedes is a great value and will only appreciate over time. Someone could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

autocheck






vehicle video

 


For a eleven minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/Ulp48aR3SBM .

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote. While we are more than happy to assist with shipping of the car, we are not responsible for the shipping of the extra engine block.

 

 



 




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