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.