1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

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Stunning Lapis Blue Metallic ... Blue leather ... Hard top ... Like new Soft top ... Low mileage ... Iconic roadster ...








3.8 Liter V-8


4-Speed Automatic




Classic Car Facts

One of the most distinctive convertibles of the 1970s and 1980s was Mercedes-Benz’s celebrated SL roadster.  Testament to its popularity among the discerning was its long production run; it appeared virtually unchanged over an impressive 18 year span.  Unlike its American contemporaries with their yearly trim shuffles and regular redesigns, the SL seemed to beg the question, “Why change, when you’ve gotten it right the first time?”

Sporty and elegant, this 1981 Mercedes Benz 380SL is finished in stunning Lapis Blue Metallic with a matching hard top and a Navy Blue soft top that is in like new condition.  Benefiting from one professional repaint, this car’s finish is laser straight and lustrous.  Lending further distinction to this car’s exterior is its chrome and brightwork which are in excellent condition, and its original alloy wheels.

Finished in Navy Blue leather, the original interior is elegant and refined.  Genuine wood accents on the dashboard and center console lend an air of richness.  The door panels, center console, seating areas, carpeting, and dash board are all in excellent condition—a testament to the level of care this car has received through the years.  You’ll also appreciate this roadster’s many comfort and convenience items, including the following:

  • Power windows
  • Power antenna
  • Power steering
  • Power four-wheel disc brakes
  • Central locking system
  • Cruise control
  • Electrically heated rear window (hardtop)
  • Automatic antenna
  • Quartz chromometer
  • Becker Grand Prix Electronic AM/FM stereo with cassette
  • Fog lamps
  • Climate control

All power options work as they should with the exception of the stereo and climate control.

Powered by a fuel injected 3.8 liter V-8 engine and four-speed automatic transmission, this grand tourer has power and smoothness that contribute to a very satisfying driving experience—long hallmarks of Mercedes-Benz’s engineering heritage.  Having just 96,800 original miles, this car runs and drives as well as it looks.

Minor imperfections in the finish and brightwork do not detract from the overall appearance of this car.

If an iconic roadster in an absolutely stunning color combination is what you desire, this 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL is the one for you!