1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL - offered at No Reserve   Registrat...





1985 MERCEDES-BENZ 380SL - offered at No Reserve
Registration: C510 CUU                              
Chassis Number: 11696222038218
Recorded Mileage: c.92,000 miles

- Offered with No Reserve on behalf of the current owner
- Fitted with factory hardtop

The SLs of this era (the 107 chassis) really established themselves as an icon of quality and success on the Continent as well as the Americas. Unlike the previous SL range, these cars were rugged and durable and could accumulate high mileage and still remain reliable with just the most basic of care.  The first of the generation was the 350SL, a car that is now beginning to occupy a strong place in the hearts of Mercedes-Benz collectors, it was the original pure design with no emissions equipment to speak of, small plated bumpers and manual windows.

Being lighter and unrestricted from an emissions standpoint meant the cars were lively performers as well as quiet and comfortable touring cars. Following the discontinuation of the SLC in September 1981, the 107 series continued initially as the 280, 380 and 500 SL. At this time, the V8 engines were re-tuned for greater efficiency.

Finished in Cabernet Red with a contrasting Tan interior, this 1985 example, last used on the road in 2018, has been stored in recent times and is being sold by our current owner due to ill health. The 380SL is complete with a history file and original hard top, with a little attention we are sure this timeless classic will make a fine companion over the coming summer.

Auction Date: 11th Mar 2023 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
11th Mar 2023 2pm (Lots 1 to 42)