Future Classic: 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL W107

I was watching a classic Doris Day & Rock Hudson movie the other day (Pillow Talk, 1959) and one of the antagonists tries to give Doris Day’s character a 1957 Mercedes SL Roadster (to which she declines the offer as “immodest” or something). Anyway, aside from being stupefied by the glory of a SL Roadster I was also struck by the fact that there was a time (late 60s, early 70s) when you could have picked up an original SL Roadster for what is considered pocket-change today. Which brings me to this next car…which is the natural successor to the SL and a surprising good deal, but it might not always be the case. Find this 1984 Mercedes-Benz 380SL W107 offered for $9,400 buy-it-now or make-offer from Houston, TX.

From the seller:

Item specifics
Condition: Used
Seller Notes: “Very nice and clean low mileage, tons of new parts, everything works.”
Year: 1984 VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): WDBBA45A6EA001894
Mileage: 115685 Engine: —
Number of Cylinders: 8 Model:
Transmission: Automatic Interior Color: Brown
Fuel Type: Gasoline For Sale By: Private Seller
Exterior Color: Gold Make: Mercedes-Benz
Vehicle Title: Clean Drive Type: 2dr Coupe 380SL
Body Type: Convertible Options: –, Convertible, Leather Seats
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty Power Options: –, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows

This vehicle belong to a friend whom has moved to Europe since 2006. He is back to the state and I am helping him to sell the vehicle. this vehicle has been driven only 5000 miles since 2002. In the year 2002 he ran over a wheel with tire which was left on the road. The entire exhaust system was damaged. All the damaged parts was replaced with original equipment parts which mainly was the entire exhaust system and still looks like new. This is garage kept vehicle, no sun damage or damage of any kind.
I recently flush the fuel tank, installed a new fuel pump and filter and service the vehicle to be driven again. As you see in the photos the soft top is in very good condition but the seal around it is dried out.
Please contact me for any question you might have, I will be more than happy to answer them. I also suggest you to have the car inspected before purchase to make sure this is what you really want.
Thank you and best regards.

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