1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible Black on Palomino- 45K Original Miles
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: SL-Class
- Type: Convertible
- Trim: Convertible
- Year: 1985
- Mileage: 45,300
- VIN: WDBBA45CXFA016417
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 3.8L V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Palomino
- Options: Cassette Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible
For sale is my 1985 Mercedes 380SL- Black on Palomino leather with 45,000 original miles. I bought the car from the original owner’s daughter with 37,000. The car came with the European front end which is very rare to find. Car was purchased here locally in Fort Worth at Mercedes store- The original delivery inspection is included from the dealer.
The car does have 1 key (sure a 2nd one isn’t hard to get) and all the original books and manuals. Includes Top adjustment tool, antenna lube, extra fuses, radio removal tool, extra front plate bracket.
The car for the age looks fantastic- the car does need an exterior detail which will get done for sure. Everything I mention- I will take some pictures of to share the extent of it: The paint is all original 100%- but there are some slight chips in driver’s door along edge, and on the edge of the hardtop where the top sits on the car toward the back- nothing major. The soft top was used about 6 times total and was stored away most of the cars life- I have cleaned it well. The hard top is in fantastic shape- the rear glass has had some heat build-up along the edges and has some colored tint to it. The light surface scratches I see on the paint can be buffed out. The car will need new some weather-stripping on the door edges as some of it is worn and aged- it is usable though as some had been replaced. The pinstripe has a few spots where it is peeling. The bumper ends have been refinished but are the original that came on the car. All lights function- the third tail light housing does have a crack along the side of the plastic- very subtle with the black. Antenna works great- I installed the shorter antenna rather than the original tall one- the radio works fantastic. The spare is in new shape and all original tools are back there in the package. Car had new padding installed under the hood. All interior and exterior lights work. The housings for blinkers and fog lights have been replaced. The leather is in fantastic shape has some age wear on the outside of the driver’s seats and on the armrest in the center as pictured. The carpet does have places where it is fading (please see pics)- but that’s just part of having a car in the Texas heat as there were times my garage was full, but for the most part, the car was inside. The original mats are in the car- there are a few minor stains in the carpet as the pictures show. The door sills on both sides have a light crack on the plastic. Car has new (within 6 months) Brakes and rotors, Brake fluid, windshield washer pump and reservoir cap, air filters, oil and filter as recommended from manual, transmission gasket kit and transmission fluid. All hoses and belts are in fantastic shape as well. The car had a fresh charge of R12 over the summer and blows ice cold- for the first time- I did notice a minor leak in the garage from the compressor- car does still blow cold. I do still have 1 can of R12 I will include as well. The air still blows strong and cool. The windshield wipers are new- I did put Bosch ones on- I kept the original as well for new owner. All power accessories work. Michelin tires are at about 80% tread, and wheels were refinished about a year ago so they look brand new. Suspension is in fantastic condition and rides like a dream for age. Battery is about 3 years old- I keep it charged at times on a cycle when I am not driving it.
I do not drive it enough and have kid number 2 on the way- part of the reason I am selling it is the wife says it is time for it to be gone. This car is timeless, beautiful and means so much to me. Willing work with shippers etc.
I kept this car under my father’s dealership name- I have owned it for about 7 years now. I can sign the title over to buyer once paid for. A car cover is included as well as the top holder which will need to be shipped as it does not fit in the car and is pictured.
I have 100% feedback on eBay and am looking to find a good home for this car. I love to share everything I know about it. I will be more than happy to talk over the phone as much as I need to and answer the questions I can about this car. My name is Milaad and contact information is 214-551-4714- feel free to text/call me, or message me here.