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1983 Mercedes 380 SL


DAY TWO: Saturday 3rd October 2020 - Lots 101 Onwards. (TWO DAY SALE)

  • 03-10-2020
  • Memorabilia Start Time: 00:00
  • Vehicles Start Time: 09:00

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1983 Mercedes 380 SL

The vendor has kindly supplied the following:

Introduced early in 1971, this impressive two-seater sports car replaced the 280 SL. The body and chassis of the 3rd generation SL were considerably heavier and longer than its predecessor but still shows a slight resemblance to them. The front and rear axles were similar to those of the 200-250 models, with independent wheel suspension using double wishbones and anti-dive control at the front and a diagonal swing axle at the rear; four speed automatic transmission was available as an option. The 3.5 litre, V8 engine underwent slight modifications to those being used on other models and the gear shift lever was placed on the floor in the centre of the car. The standard transmission provided a top speed of 130mph and a very respectable 0-62mph in 8.8seconds,. As with the previous generation SLs, the vehicle came as an open roadster with removable hard-top roof (please note this vehicle is not supplied with a hard top). The R107 body shape went on to become one of the longest running styles from Mercedes-Benz, remaining in production until 1989 with some 13 variants during that period.

First registered on 16 August 1983, this car was restored over the last two years and is finished in white with a light grey interior. Having covered only 20,000 miles in the last 18 years, it was with the previous keeper since 15 November 2015 until July 2017 and the current keeper since then and comes with an MOT certificate valid until July 2021.

Staiths Mercedes Specialist of Gateshead have recently fully serviced the car including new brakes all round, new window seals, window and wiper motors have been reconditioned along with the heater motor. New period tyres have been fitted to all corners along with a new convertible hood. The front seats have been reconditioned in August by The Furniture Clinic. Supplied with service history during the 1990s, a 1980s icon which is becoming regarded as a true classic car.

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork.

On display at our Pickering site - Unit 10 Enterprise Way, Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering YO18 7NA - viewings welcome, please call us on 01751 477555. Thank you.


  • Lot Number: 333
  • Year: 1983
  • Make: Mercedes
  • Model: 380 SL
  • Registration: A78 TPO
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Engine Size: 3839
  • Current Milometer Reading: 136,000
  • MOT Expiry Date: 22-07-2021
  • Estimate: £13,000>>>