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Vehicle: 1983 380 SEC, 1987 560 SEC, 1988 560 SEC
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I've had several Merecedes Benzes and it always seems easy to do a search and come up with a ton of information on them, but this 85 380SEC I have seems to be an exception. Even NADA blue book doesn't list the 85 as an option for a current value search. They have the 83 as the last year listed to give current stated value and apparently it's because there aren't enough of them around to give an average regarding them owned or sold recently, etc. I'm wondering if any of the many very knowledgeable people on here can give some helpful and needed information on the 85 Euro 380SEC I have. I bought this car as part of an estate sale about 5 years ago. Apparently it was owned by a local car dealer who used dealer plates after having it shipped here from Germany in 1987. I've been getting offers on the car, but I can't sell something without knowing its value. The car has 50k original miles and is in near perfect condition. Everything is original including the paint, but the paint is showing small crackles throughout just from sitting. It runs and drives like new and I was even thinking about registering the car, but the Massachusetts RMV says it has yet to be titled in the U.S. so it has to be titled in a no title state like neighboring RI. Anyway, I'd like to find out as much info as possible on the car if anyone can point me in the right direction. At this point I may just sell it as I've been getting some decent offers, but as I said I can't find any value reports. I did find out that there were only 1877 of these made in 85 and it was not meant for the U.S. market. It's as powerful as my 88 560SEC and my 87 AMG as the Euro's were not afraid of having a bit more horsepower that the U.S. marketed vehicles. In any event I'd like to get some info on this vehicle so I can make a better decision on what to do with it and respond to some offers I've gotten and answer questions if I do decide to sell it. So any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Chris
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