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1985 Mercedes 380 SL - $17,500 (Oak Grove)

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Cedar Dr NW near 221st

1985 1985 Mercedes 380SL

condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 70000
odometer broken
paint color: silver
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: coupe

I purchased this car over 4 years ago as a surprise for my wife. When we were married almost 40 years ago she used to joke that if I loved her I’d buy her a Mercedes. I finally bought her one, and she likes it, but would much rather drive her Camry. As you might have guessed, she’s not a car person (I am), so the car has probably been driven only about 2,000 miles in the time that we’ve owned it. We’re in agreement that we may as well sell the car before it accidentally gets damaged just sitting in the garage.
This is a beautiful car in excellent condition; not perfect, but close. It looks like it has never been driven in the winter and has always been stored inside.
The exterior of the car is in close to new condition, down to the Mercedes valve stem caps. The interior is beautiful as well, with the only sign of age being some surface cracking of the wood accents on the dash/console and a small crack on the dash pad.
The convertible top (under the removable hardtop) is in great shape, and the car has the aftermarket addition of a rear seat package that matches the rest of the upholstery.
The engine/transmission/brakes all operate very well. The radio, power antenna, cruise control, electric windows, wipers, etc… all work just as they should. The car has a brand new battery.
The odometer reads a little over 70K, but does not currently work. The air conditioning has been converted to the newer refrigerant, but does not currently work. The heat and vent functions work fine, but the AC does not blow cold. Also, while the brakes work just fine, the ABS light is on, and I haven’t taken the time to try to figure out either the ABS or the AC. I may get a chance to try adding Freon in the next couple of days, but that may not be the issue.
Overall this is a beautiful car. The feel of the latches (glove box, doors, trunk, etc …) is amazing and a testimony to the overall build quality of the older Mercedes. The car runs well and is a pleasure to drive. People seem to love seeing the car go down the road. This car originally sold for over $40,000 when it came on the market 37 years ago, and it still feels like the high quality automobile that justified its purchase by a discriminating buyer at that time.

Asking $17,500 or BO.

Please email any questions and/or send your phone number and I’ll call you.

Do not call or email with offers to “help” me sell the car.
  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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