I'm tring to find information about the Mercedes, SL 380 roadester for the 1981 model.

Asked by May 18, 2013 at 08:29 AM about the 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Looking at purchasing a 1981 SL380 convertable and what to know information about the car. Also things to look for while reviewing the car.

2 Answers

98,085

Ask the owners on these forums. --- http://www.benzworld.org/forums/ --- http://mbworld.org/forums/ --- http://mercedesforum.com/forum/

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
105

This model originally had a plastic gear sprocket which drove the timing chain.Of course over time these got brittle and broke.The problem is well known and most owners had their plastic gear replaced with a steel gear and double metal chain drive like the older SL450... I prefer the 1980 or 81 SL450 to the Sl380s...... ask this question before buying.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Questions

Mercedes-Benz 300-Class Experts

#1 James Ramond
James Ramond
Reputation 240
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 210
#3 COMETGUY61
COMETGUY61
Reputation 190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
943 Great Deals out of 30,262 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
45 Great Deals out of 2,814 listings starting at $4,530
Used BMW 5 Series
469 Great Deals out of 15,437 listings starting at $500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.