1985 Mercedes Benz EURO 380 SEL - All Original EXT & INT 142K ORIG Miles

Price: US $1,000.00 Item location: Clawson, Michigan, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • SubModel: 380 SEL
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: 380 SEL
  • Year: 1985
  • Mileage: 142,000
  • VIN: WDB1260331A168088
  • Color: Gray
  • Engine size: V8 - 3.80 Litre
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: GAS
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Gray
  • Options: Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1985 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 380 SEL

Up for auction is my 1985 “European” Mercedes Benz W126 380SEL (badged as 560SEL) – 142,000.00 miles. I am selling this vehicle due to a recent health issue – I’m not able to do the routine maintenance on the vehicle anymore.

I purchased this vehicle during the Summer of 2013 from a gentleman in Ohio who restored vintage Mercedes vehicles professionally.He was selling it for his elderly father who used it as his “daily driver”. He purchased it for his father from a Mercedes dealer in Columbus, OH – it probably was a “trade-in”. I believe I am the 3rd owner of this vehicle.

The vehicle is “solid”, please see the photos, and runs & drives well. There was some minor body work done previously on the LH rear door that is showing some “cracking” – it was probably a dent that was repaired at the dealer. I have the maintenance records that I received from the guy I bought the vehicle from dating back to 05/2001 as well as the records from all the maintenance that I have had professionally done, which has been extensive. I was planning to keep this car for a long time prior to my accident and did not scrimp on the maintenance when it was required.

This is the “Euro” version of the Mercedes 380 SEL – it has a bigger engine and much better front end “styling” (in my opinion) than the US version. It has the “dual” timing chain (replaced in 08/14, along with cam, rails, etc., while they were doing the engine work - please see photos of receipt).

There are a few minor issues with the vehicle – please see below.

  • Windshield (original) is cracked at the bottom due to blasting it too much with the heater during the “deep-freeze” of 2014.

  • Dash pad is cracked

  • RH Front Door window is not working – motor runs, the glass must be off the track. I checked into it a piece of the regulator has a tendency to break due to age – it’s an easy fix.

  • The windshield washer motor does not work.

  • AC does not work – need Freon and/or conversion. Compressor works – it was replaced and I have the documentation.

  • I have done extensive maintenance and repairs to this vehicle and have all the receipts – some are listed below.
  • New Tires (5): Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring

  • New Cap & Rotor

  • Spark Plugs 7 Wires

  • Radiator “Flush & Fill” & Hoses

  • New heater blower motor – not “used”.

  • Included in the sale are 5 BBS 14” inch rims (see photos), original Mercedes Manuals: V-8 Engine M116.96 (3.8) & M117.96 (5.0) and Service Manual, Chassis and Body - Series 126, Volume 1 as well as a couple other manuals I purchased from mercedessource.com.

    This is an excellent vehicle that would be a great “daily driver” or restore project.

    NOTE: Vehicle is listed for sale locally - Auction/Listing will end if sold.