The Mercedes-Benz SL series started out as the top of the line sports luxury tourer that offered both performance and comfort. The third generation SL was called the R107 chassis and is one of the most recognizable Mercedes of all time. Produced from 1971 all the way to 1989, the R107 lived a long and cherished life. The United States was an extremely popular market for the personal luxury coupe and almost ⅔ of all SL's were sold here. While not as quick or pretty as their European cousins, the US market SL's still represented the cream of the personal luxury car crop. The 380SL was a mid range model that offered an excellent blend of both efficiency and V8 performance.
GR Auto Gallery is pleased to offer this nice low mileage 1981 380SL for your consideration. Finished in a classic shade of Papyrus White. The paint is very nice overall, with great gloss and just a few small stone chips. The body is very straight and in excellent shape. Chrome and rubber trim is in good shape. US market lights and bumpers are fitted and are in great shape as well. The factory hard top fits well and the soft top is very nice. The factory 14in “Bundt” alloy wheels are very nice and have BF Goodrich tires fitted. A full size spare is in the trunk. The interior features excellent leather seats that have a little wear on them The wood interior trim is excellent, with no major clear coat loss like usual. An aftermarket JVC radio is fitted, as is power windows, power locks, power mirrors, and factory rubber floor mats. The doors close with a reassuring thunk and the dashboard is very nice and fully functioning.
The car is fitted with the smooth 3.8L V8 that is a solid runner and is mated to a unobtrusive automatic transmission. The car glides down the road like you'd expect a classic Mercedes would and the choice of tops, large trunk, and comfortable seats mean that this is one flexible cruiser. The current owners have enjoyed this car for the last 15 years and have loved every minute of it! We are sure you will too!
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