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1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series Roadster / WDBBA25A9BB002161 Vehicle Information

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series photograph

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series photograph

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series
Sold for $47,600 at 2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
This 1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SLC is one of 3,789 built worldwide during a 16-month production run and one of 1,991 built for 1981. It was delivered on March 27th of 1981 to its first owner via tourist delivery and was the most expensive model offered by Mercedes-Benz at the time. It is finished in black over a European-only grey velour interior, which it currently wears today. Options include a sliding roof, Becker radio, fog lamps, and air-conditioning with climate control. He would retain the SLC for over 25 years.

On December 16th of 2019, the car received a CA$4,500 servicing that included new fluids, filters, and spark plugs. Currently, it has 57,019 kilometers on its odometer.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2020


2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $40,000-USD $45,000 
Sale Price :
USD $47,600

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1981 sales)
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL
Sold for USD$10,000
  2020 GAA : November 2020
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
Sold for USD$8,800
  2020 Mecum : Indy
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SLC
Chassis#: WDBBA25A9BB002161
Sold for USD$47,600
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series image  1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series image  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
Sold for USD$8,800
  2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster
Sold for USD$12,100
  2019 Mecum Portland
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
Sold for USD$9,900
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
Sold for USD$11,550
  2018 Mecum : Dallas
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SLC
Chassis#: WDB10702522000728
Sold for USD$11,685
  2018 H&H - Pavilion Gardens Motor Car
 
1981 Mercedes R107 380 SL Auto
Chassis#: 10704522000609
Sold for USD$11,519
  2018 Anglia Car Auctions : June 2018
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL
Sold for USD$2,500
  2018 Carlisle Auction : Spring
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL
Sold for USD$24,200
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL
Sold for USD$3,000
  2017 Mecum : Chicago
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL
Sold for USD$4,750
  2017 Mecum : Chicago
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SLC
Chassis#: WDB10702522000856
Sold for USD$17,780
  2017 Silverstone - Classic
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SLC
Sold for USD$1,250
  2017 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
Sold for USD$14,500
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL
Sold for USD$10,000
  2017 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
Sold for USD$5,250
  2016 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible
Sold for USD$13,000
  2016 Mecum : Dallas
 
1981 Mercedes Benz 380 Sl Convertible
Sold for USD$6,875
  2016 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 Series's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Roadster 2019 Historics at Brooklands Motor Museum $14,000$14,000
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible 2019 Mecum : Indianpolis$5,000  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SLCWDB107025220003642018 H & H Auctions Duxford Motor Car Auction $11,500$13,500
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Fall Carlisle   
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$12,500  
1981 Mercedes Benz 380 SL 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1981 Mercedes Benz 380 SL 2015 Silver Auction Little Creek Casino Auction$5,500  
1981 MERCEDES 380SL 2015 McCormick's Palm Springs # 58$7,500  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SLC107025220013792014 H & H Auctions Pavilion Gardens   
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SLWDBBA45A3BB0073662013 Mecum Auction Anaheim 2013$10,000  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SLC 2012 Mecum St Charles, Il$4,000  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SLC 2012 Auctions America Fall Carlisle$8,900  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible 2012 Leake Auctions Tulsa$6,500  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Convertible107045220092952012 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction$22,000$16,000$22,000
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible 2012 Mecum Auctions Kissimmee Florida$5,600  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Roadster 2010 Leake Auctions San Antonio Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center$2,700  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 2009 RM Auctions Classic Car Auction of Toronto Fall$18,500  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible 2009 Boca Raton, FL Kruse   
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible 2009 Boca Raton, FL Kruse$4,750  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380SL/560S Convertible 2008 Mecum Muscle Cars & More Live TV Episode 4$4,200  
1981 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Convertible 2005 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction$7,500  
1981 MERCEDES-BENZ 380 SL ROADSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$9,400  
1981 MERCEDES-BENZ 380 SL ROADSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$5,700  

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