Don't let looks deceive you, because beneath the German luxury exterior lies a powerful American heart. So while this 1983 Mercedes Benz 380SL might look stunning on the outside, the true stunner is the 350 Chevy small block under the hood.
We'll get more into the interesting V8 power in a moment, but what really needs to be appreciated first is just how stealthy this Benz really is. It does a great job of disguising the powerplant upgrade behind a great-looking R107 Mercedes. This SL retains its elegant lines, and that's only heightened by the professional application of the Charcoal Gray metallic paint. There was plenty invested just so this sunshine-friendly droptop truly looks great on every sunny day. And great paint deserves a great canvas. The body has the quality panels, precision gaps, and confidence-inspiring door 'thunk' that you expect from every luxury Mercedes. In fact, the only hint that this isn't a full factory car are the wire wheels – an international symbol of a sporty upgrade.
The tan pinstripe running down the exterior profile is a nice introduction to this car's leather interior color. Beyond just the perfect hues, this car is desirable because inside is pure Mercedes luxury. The seats, carpets, dashboard, wood grain and center console are quite correct and have the kind of condition that lets you know this was never left out in the sun. There are plenty more great luxury features, including power windows, power locks, power steering, and the desirable Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/cassette stereo. And you'll be especially glad to know that on a droptop like this, the air conditioning is a modern R134a unit that's blowing cold. And for those days when you don't what to share the experience with the world, this Mercedes comes with both the folding soft top and removable hardtop.
But the real decision-maker on this car is in the engine bay. Just imagine pulling up to the car shows and popping the hood... the reactions from people are worth the asking price alone! But this upgrade to a Chevy 350 cubic-inch V8 is more than just about showing off. The motor is built with upgrades such as a four-barrel carburetor and Weiand intake to give you a true extra wallop of power. And the exhaust was crafted so that all people see is the standard left side exhaust. This is the right mix of Chevy and Mercedes parts, because the V8 is mated to a trusty TH350 three-speed automatic transmission, but you also still retain the precision driving of the fully-independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes.
This is the best of everything in a very affordable package. But something so unique and complete doesn't come around very often, so you need to hurry if you want to make this Benz/Chevy yours. Call today!!!