The 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380SL on offer at Classic Park is a rare AMG version. The car was factory-equipped with the AMG Aero styling-pack, including AMG rims and an AMG odometer. Because of the vast purchase price for the AMG options, you rarely see a R107 fitted with these extra’s. It’s an early styling-design of the then independent AMG, now part of Mercedes-Benz. The car’s history is known and besides the paint, the car is original. In 2015 and 2016 the Mercedes underwent extensive maintenance for a total amount of € 6750, the invoices are present, as is the maintenance booklet.
An original Dutch R107 is rare, a documented car from its third owner even rarer and a R107 with an original AMG Aero styling-pack is truly unique. A car that is interesting now, and will only become more interesting!
The Mercedes-Benz 380 SL AMG was a model from the R107 series which was built from 1971 to 1989. R107 series followed the W113 (the "Pagoda") and was with its 18 years of production, one of the longest-running series of Mercedes-Benz.
With the H4 headlights, ribbed taillights and the more aerodynamic wedge shape, the R107 was the most recognizable Mercedes-Benz of the 70s and 80s. The in 1972 introduced S-Class (W116), had many details of the R107 series too.
The 380SL AMG was built from May 1980 to October 1985 and was a two-seat roadster (two small extra seats were optional), equipped with a V8 engine (3839 cc) with an output of 155 hp at 4750 rpm. The top speed was around 130 mph (210 km / h). The roadster was equipped with an easily folding roof. The standard hardtop, recommended for winter, gave the car a coupe look.
The R107 series set a new standard in terms of passive safety. The previously, by Béla Barényi, developed safety concept with front and rear crumple zones and a reinforced cabin was carried through.
Because the SL was an open car without Targa roll bar, the A-pillar and windshield had to provide more security in case of a rollover. Both were completely re-designed and the windshield was glued in the frame, which resulted in a 50% rigidity increase.
In total, more than 53,200 Mercedes-Benz R107 380SL were made from 1980 to 1985.
Unique 1985 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL AMG.
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