FS: 1983 Mercedes 380 SEL W126, light blue, excellent condition - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-17-2010, 09:19 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Post FS: 1983 Mercedes 380 SEL W126, light blue, excellent condition

Hi everyone!

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!!

For sale!

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...

Very reliable!
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.
<a href="http://www.caranddriver.com/features/archive/1983_10best_cars-10best_cars/1983_mercedes-benz_380sel_page_7" rel="nofollow">http://www.caranddriver.com/features/archive/1983_10best_cars-10best_cars/1983_mercedes-benz_380sel_page_7</a>

Original sticker price of $47,870!

Strong V8 3.8 liter engine, lots of torque, nice to drive

Power windows
Power seats
Central locking
Power sunroof, etc
Leather seats in mint condition
NO rust!!

Just changed oil 800 miles ago
New spark plugs
New battery
New thermostat
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
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	4431362469_bc250c0d3e_o.jpg
Views:	997
Size:	76.7 KB
ID:	296907   Click image for larger version

Name:	4431362531_0de0b375be_o.jpg
Views:	3101
Size:	79.7 KB
ID:	296908   Click image for larger version

Name:	4431362645_986de1ff27_o.jpg
Views:	1607
Size:	87.2 KB
ID:	296909   Click image for larger version

Name:	4432133152_77a1ecaf99_o.jpg
Views:	575
Size:	84.0 KB
ID:	296910   Click image for larger version

Name:	4432133188_1fb53de66d_o.jpg
Views:	3414
Size:	90.4 KB
ID:	296911  

ajborja is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-18-2010, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
ok, i've decided to lower the price to $3,000

any offers?? thank you!
ajborja is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Mercedes Sedan Rear Footrests w126 280 300 380 420 500 560 SEL SE SD on CL 48hp W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 14 05-12-2009 09:50 AM
    1983 Mercedes-Benz 300-Series 380 SEL RJMBurgess W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 0 04-19-2009 08:23 PM
    MERCEDES-BENZ 380 SEL W126 1984 DARK-BLUE ryde vic miki_com_au W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 1 04-09-2006 11:00 PM
    560 SEL for sale - 1986 excellent condition gtwillis For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 0 03-27-2006 07:32 PM
    1983 W126 380 SEL FOR SALE Benzonline W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 2 10-21-2004 08:20 AM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome