This next car is offered by the seller as a “project” but it is much nicer than 99% of the projects offered for sale…it passes smog and has a manual gearbox swapped behind the 3.8 liter V8. Sure, it needs some cosmetic work on the interior and needs new rear glass, but the real kicker is that these R107 Mercedes-Benz coupes are so under-priced in the market compared to anything else with two seats and German build quality. Buy one. Buy another. Get a barn. Make the news in 30 years. Find this 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL offered for $5500 in Concord, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
1981 mercedes benz 380sl
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: silver
title status: clean
1981 380SL. Converted to 5-speed manual. Some projects completed (e.g., new rear half-shafts), others I wanted to do but are not possible for me any more. I have a new convertible top (in box) to be installed. Excellent smog test resu8lts (tuned by professional MB mechanic). Good project car for someone interested in classic cars.
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