1985 Mercedes 380SL


1985 Mercedes Benz 380SL – VIN WDBBA45C2FA017223

Smokey Silver with blue interior. Both hard and soft top. Purchased in 1992 from Ash Tisdelle, Inc., Orange Park, Florida.

The car is approaching 200,000 miles and still runs like new. Very little has been required, other than routine maintenance (proof of maintenance is with the car), to keep the car reliable. In 1998 the blue soft top was replaced.

In 2005 the car was involved in an accident with a deer. A headlight was replaced and the car required a front end repaint in the original Smokey Silver by GT Motorcars, Gainesville, Florida. Later in 2005 the car was run into from behind, so the rear half of the car was repainted by GT Motorcars. The result was a complete repaint of the car in 2005.

In 2009 the dash pad was repaired and dyed to the original blue.

In 2013 the air conditioning system was rebuilt including a new compressor.