1985 Mercedes Benz 380SL w/Rear Seats 114K - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 09-08-2012, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Veteran
Date registered: Sep 2002
Vehicle: Previous: 1989 190E 2.6, 1997 E420, 1985 380SL, 1975 450SLC
Location: Martinez, CA
Posts: 744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
1985 Mercedes Benz 380SL w/Rear Seats 114K

* * SOLD * * 114K miles, midnight blue exterior, gray leather interior. JJ Products rear seats with safety belts. Blue canvas soft top in excellent+ condition. Matching hard top and dolly. Non-metallic (Dunkelblau 904) paint has no fading and receives constant compliments.

This lovely R107 is an unmolested example of the last and best of the 380SL's. Its 3.8L SOHC FI engine runs on regular gas and has the desirable double-row timing chain, unlike the 1981-1983 cars. Its automatic transmission is a 4spd OD that operates as it should. Its overdrive means you'll see 23MPG at highway speeds while the motor turns a lazy 2100 RPM. This car even has ABS brakes (which work) .. the only year 380 SL that came with them standard.

This car has been a reliable daily driver for me for the past 18 months. It's now well sorted and has benefitted from lots of recent work: New tires (5), new Bilstein shocks (4), new brake rotors (4), new brake hoses (4), new brake pads (F+R), new ICU, new fuel accumulator and nearby hoses (fixes common hot-start issue), new fuel filter, new fan belts, new radiator hoses, new odometer gears (fixes common failure). This car's idle is a rock-solid 700RPM and its vacuum gauge behaves as it should.. both important indicators of a healthy SL.

VIN: WDBBA45C6FA016382. Carfax report from March 2011 available here or feel free to run your own. My documentation shows this to be a 100% California car going back to the original purchase from Stead Motors of Walnut Creek in 1984. Clean CA title in-hand (not salvaged). Passed CA smog on Sept 5, 2012 and the smog certificate will be provided to the buyer. Original manuals, MBZ maintenance book, and recent service records also included. * * SOLD * *
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0621-001.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	54.4 KB
ID:	467005   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0626-001.jpg
Views:	334
Size:	36.5 KB
ID:	467006  

Last edited by nathanso; 09-15-2012 at 12:42 PM.
nathanso 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:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

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

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