Wed, 16th Mar 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

  Lot 3

1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL
No Reserve

Sold for £6,750

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: A36 WMK
Chassis No: 1070452A005059
MOT: May 2022

  • Finished in Black matched to a Beige leather interior
  • 153,000 recorded miles
  • Offered with service history
  • Hardtop and collection of invoices

The R107-series SL was the result of an extremely thorough design process and in an attempt to avoid falling foul of threatened American safety legislation, Stuttgart produced an open car whose structural rigidity surpassed that of some contemporary saloons! Successor to the initial European 350SL and American 450SL models, the 380SL was introduced in March 1980. Utilising the same two-door monocoque bodyshell equipped with all-round coil-sprung independent suspension (wishbone front / semi-trailing arm rear), power assisted recirculating ball steering and four-wheel disc brakes as its predecessors, the newcomer boasted an enlarged 3839cc SOHC V8 engine and improved four-speed automatic transmission. Credited with some 204bhp and 232lbft of torque, European specification cars were reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 9.1 seconds and 127mph.

Finished in Black with Cream leather this right-hand-drive SL, with hardtop, has covered some 153,000 miles and is offered with a current MoT up to 22nd May 2022. Said to require some improvement and renovation, it is offered at 'no reserve'. The car is accompanied by a stamped service history up to 120,591 miles with some invoices for work carried out afterwards. The bodywork, paint, 3.8-litre engine, automatic gearbox, electrics and interior are described by the vendor as “average”.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
01428 607899


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