1983 380SL Mercedes Benz 2-door coupe roadster

Price: - Item location: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 300-Series
  • Year: 1983
  • Mileage: 209,985
  • VIN: WDBBA45A8DB022366
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1983 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series

See video on youtube and more photos on photobucket.com, if you have problems with Photobucket (try typing in my user name of Saltzchuck) let me know I can email some photos to you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRUdqWxcoK4In this video the car was just washed so the wet spot of the ground is water, not any oil etc because this car does not leak any fluids.


Funny story - I bought the car so my son and his fiance could drive it away on their wedding day July 1, 2017. They did that, got some outstanding movies and photos that included the car - it was a great day! Couple photos are from the wedding. These cars are well designed, the bride and groom flew down the freeway with the top down at 70 miles per hour for about 20 miles and the brides hair did not get messed up because of the great air diversion trait that these cars have.

Benz has been in Oregon it's whole life. Very original. Some minor dings and scratches.

Engine had the dual overhead cam upgrade sometime during the original ownership. Runs out very well, smooth, no smoke, starts right up even after sitting for a month. Shifts smooth but needs some adjustment, I have a written Mercedes shop evaluation that was done about 600 miles ago that describes this and a few other recommendations. Automatic transmission. Brakes work well. Has a clean Oregon title good until 2018. Original hardtop that was not used much, very nice condition. The soft top has some wear and a small hole in each side window, see photos. The hard top (very heavy) has the original pulley system with small block and tackle for one person lifting the top while in the garage, then you tie if off to the cleat.

Floor panels solid. The only rust is the small bubble on the right rear of the trunk lid, see photo. Chrome wheels have the typical corrosion from years of age. Spare wheel is not chrome. Tires matching and in good shape. Lights all work except for a couple interior. Glass is in great shape. Some of the window rubber shows very minimal ageing. Carpets are in great shape. Release mechanism for the hood works well. Doors open and close properly. Door windows, electric, roll up and down properly. Electric mirror on passenger side does not function. After market radio/CD works somewhat. Glove box is nice. Front right turn signal lens is broken. Has original owner's manual, Chilton shop manual (not the best but does have some useful info), original tool bag and most tools (see photos). Driver's door pouch is off the car but I still have it, drivers visor same. Has original jack. Engine compartment is clean and looks to have all OEM components. Misc other parts and pieces. The finish on some of the console wood is cracked from age.

There are photos of a professional inspection at 209,389 miles, about 600 miles ago. You can see what they found, some of which have been adjusted, lubricated or repaired.

You could drive this home and save shipping costs, I would.

Nada website lists the Low Retail Value at $13,400 with High Retail Value at $29,800.
Low Retail Value description on this website = "This vehicle would be in mechanically functional condition, needing only minor reconditioning. The exterior paint, trim and interior would show normal wear, needing only minor reconditioning. May also be a deteriorated restoration or a very poor amateur restoration. Most usable ‘as-is'. This column does not represent a ‘parts car' or a non-running vehicle. Note: Some of the vehicles in this publication could be considered ‘Daily Drivers' and are not valued as a classic vehicle. When determining a value for a daily driver, it is recommended that the subscriber use the low retail value."

Buyer is responsible for shipping or pick up. $500 non-refundable deposit due within 48 hours of close of auction via PayPal or cash. The balance is due within 7 days of the close of the auction via bank transfer or check prior to pick up. 1 to 2 weeks is required to confirm transfer or check has cleared. Or cash upon pick up. Local pickup only. I can store the car under cover for up to three weeks after the close of the auction as long as the payment schedule is met. Title will be signed over and either given to you or your pick-up person or can be priority mailed to you. Thank you