I'm selling my tank!! So, here is the ad I have online, but, as you all are Mercedes fans you don't need much explanation on this model.
This car was a gift from my aunt to me... I don't use it and it's too big for me, I'm a single guy so this is not a car for me.
I don't know how much I should ask for it (I was thinking of #3,800 OBO), so if anyone is interested please let me know!
The car runs great, 90k original miles, belonged to an elderly man who took really really good care of it... Has a couple of issues but nothing major that would affect everyday driving... It runs great, pulls strong, it's a great car, but NOT FOR ME!
It's located in New Jersey but I have a New York title.
So here is my ad!!
1983 Mercedes Benz 380 SEL
W126 chassis, Mercedes' most successful model, in production for more than 12 years.
This car is from the time when cars where real cars, engineered with quality and top materials, not like today's cars which are disposable...
Badged as a 500SEL, but it really is a 380SEL
Excellent condition inside and out, as well as mechanically
90k original miles!!
This car belonged to an elderly man who took really good care of it...
It's in great shape inside and out.
Flagship Mercedes model in 1983.
Featured in "Car and Driver's" top 10 cars of 1983.
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Original sticker price of $47,870!
Strong V8 3.8 liter engine, lots of torque, nice to drive
Power sunroof, etc
Leather seats in mint condition
Just changed oil 800 miles ago
New spark plugs
Tires have 90% or more tread remaining
Brakes are great as well with a lot of life left (recently changed by past owner)
Cooling system has been flushed
Transmission shifts quickly and flawlessly throught all gears
V8 engine pulls hard, very hard! with instant response as soon as you touch the gas
I took it to my mechanic to inspect it recently and he said it's in great shape, so basically it needs nothing, just a new owner...
This car is a classic, don't confuse it with an old car... This car is for someone who knows about it, it's not your regular commuter car!
I'm letting this car go because it's just not for me... I don't need anything this big and I certainly don't need 2 cars, can't keep up with insurance...
It does have some minor issues as you would expect from a 1983 car, it's not a 2003...
The right front windows doesn't come down, I haven't bothered fixing it because I hardly use the car
The battery drains every 2 days, but as long as you use the car constantly, every day or two, you won't have any problems
My mechanic said it's something minor that's causing a small short, shouldn't be expensive or difficult to fix
My rear windshield is cracked, a branch fell during one of those days with strong winds
but it doesn't affect performance or anything, and it doesn't bother at all...
Dashboard is cracked, I assume this is because it's a Florida car originally...
I can't think of anything else that's wrong... It's a great car...
Asking price is $3,800 and it's negotiable, no lowballers please!!!
Please call or email with any questions, my number is 347-493-6087