1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC

There is something really satisfyingly to me about about a car finished in a great shade of green. It is easily my favorite color if I have the choice, so when a great classic Mercedes-Benz shows up in a unique shade, you take a closer look. This 1983 380SEC is finished in Cypress Green Metallic over a very period-correct Brazil Beige cloth interior. It shows just 65,000 miles and thankfully looks every bit the part. However, this one comes with price tag more fit for a 560SEC.

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Year: 1983
Model: 380SEC
VIN: WDBCA43A5DB000407
Engine: 3.8 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 64,740 mi
Location: Plainview, New York
Price: $22,800 Buy It Now

Here is a very special 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC. Finished with a rare Cypress Green Metallic exterior and Brazil Beige velour interior. Driven just 64,740 careful miles since new. This was a one owner Mercedes-Benz until September of 2020. Options include an automatic transmission, power sunroof, Bundt wheels and much more.

This 380SEC just underwent a complete service within the last 100 miles and it drives even better than it looks. The 8 cylinder engine is strong and powerful and the automatic transmission shifts properly through all of the gears. The steering is tight and precise and the brakes feel just great. All of the electronics work properly and the air conditioning is ice cold. This really is a fantastic Mercedes-Benz to drive.

The interior is stunning. The ultra rare Brazil velour seats are in remarkable condition (see pictures) thanks to the Sheepskin seat covers that were on the front seats since new. The dashboard is like new and even the carpets don’t look or feel like they have been stepped on thanks to the Mercedes-Benz floor mats that have been protecting them.

The exterior is what really sets this particular 1983 380SEC apart from the rest. The Cypress Green Metallic paint is in fantastic condition (see pictures) with no major dents or scrapes anywhere at all. The paint is bright and shiny with plenty of luster. Add the original Bundt wheels mounted on great tires and this Mercedes-Benz really does look special.

The 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEC really is the ultimate 80’s grand touring car. It has fantastic looks, great performance, plenty of interior and trunk space along with all of Mercedes-Benz legendary safety, luxury and reliability. I have owned a lot of collectable Mercedes-Benz cars, but this one happens to really stand out. The only real “apologies” to this 380SEC are a few typical light scratches (see pictures) and a bit of common headliner interior peel (see pictures). Please feel free to call me (Matt 516-658-4048) with any additional questions you may have.

If you threw some European-spec headlights on this, I think this one is a homerun. Everything about it is very sublime, and as odd that that interior is, I love it. Perhaps it is a little disappointing that it is only the 3.8 liter, but it isn’t the end of the world.

The asking price of $23,000 is premium to say the least in my opinion. I’ve yet to see a 380SEC trade for this price unless it has almost no miles, but with 65,000 on the clock this one is far from a time capsule. If it was a 500SEC I could maybe see it selling for that amount, but it seems unlikely for the 3.8. I think somewhere under $20,000 is probably a better spot, but what are you going to do? It isn’t like there is an identical one out there for sale.

– Andrew

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4 Comments

  1. This is almost identical to my ’84 500SE! Cypress Green is such a nice color. Especially out in the sunlight. Interesting to have the two-tone velour. I don’t think I’ve seen that before.

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    Nice Merc.

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