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Mercedes-Benz 380 SLC '81

€ 36.950

Reference ch1785
Make Mercedes-Benz
Model 380 SLC '81
Type coupe
Construction year 1981
KM 73810 km
Cilinder displacement 3818
Gears automatic
Steering left hand drive
Price € 36.950

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  • Delivered new in Switzerland
  • Has the maintenance history, photographs of its early years, about ten invoices, and a 2013 valuation report; uttermost transparent!
  • Comes straight from a Belgian car collection
  • Low and original mileage, also original paint!
  • Naturally aspirated, German V8 power in an amazing whole
  • Quite rare as well: only 3,789 made of the W107 380 SLC


The Mercedes-Benz W107 was released in 1971. It was a true status symbol that extrudes performance and prestige. Its price, its specifications, and its performance show that this a a car only the lucky few can afford. The W107 also had the difficult task of succeeding the famous Pagoda, which still shared a strong resemblance to its predecessor, the Gullwing. With the W107, Mercedes-Benz took a leap into the unknown future, without leaving behind its trademarking luxury. Except the G-class, this is the Mercedes-Benz’s car that has been in production for the longest period, the production just stopped in 1989.

The W107 came in two finishes. There was convertible R107 - or SL - with a soft-top, optional hard-top, and optional two-seat rear bench. Also, there was a C107 - or SLC - which was a two-door hard-top coupe with four seats. Both cars were available with a range of engines that all were impressive in their own right. Over the years, fewer engines were available, though each engine was made to perform. In 1981, the successor to the C107 was introduced, and production of it ended. The R107 continued to be sold in large numbers with three different engines until 1989. The total production number is estimated to be around 237,000 unique units.

The aerodynamic and less rounded design was contemporary, compared to its predecessors. Though it was not Mercedes typical at the time, the curves were replaced, in order to fit its decade. The long hood and short rear emphasize class and exude sportiness, while the Mercedes’ star in the grille adds charisma and prestige. The interior is very recognizable as Mercedes, very luxurious, with a classic finish in leather and wood tones. For the US, a number of aesthetic adjustments were made based on their regulations. The square headlights were replaced with round ones, and the bumpers protruded to absorb a collision at five kilometres per hour without damage, as required by US law.

Mercedes-Benz W107 380 SL(C)

The Mercedes-Benz W107 380 SL(C) was released in 1980 in two versions: the roadster SL and the fixed-head coupe SLC. Both were equipped with a naturally aspirated and very powerful V8 engine under the hood that displaced 3.8 litres and produced 215 horsepower, making it an a fantastic ride.

The SLC was manufactured from 1980 to 1981, while the SL continued in production until 1985. A total of 3,789 SLCs and 53,200 SLs were built.

Like its counterparts in the W107 series, the W107 380 SL(C) is a fantastic classic car, an immortal cruiser car and given its low production numbers, it will show to be a rewarding investment as well.

Technical information:

Body work

  • Length (cm): 475 (187 inch)
  • Width (cm): 179 (70 inch)
  • Height (cm): 133 (52 inch)
  • Wheelbase (cm): 281 (111 inch)
  • Weight (kg): 1560 (3439 lbs)


  • Engine: 3818 cc V8 front-engine
  • Valve gear: 16
  • Fuel system: Bosch K-Jetronic
  • Gear box: 4-speed automatic
  • Transmission: RWD
  • Left-steered
  • power: 215 hp (160 kW) at 5500 t/m
  • torque: 299 Nm at 5500 t/m
  • Top speed: 215 km/h (134 mph)

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