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a unique model for sale

Under this fully customized convertible hides a Mercedes 380 SL, which once belonged to Wayne Newton: it is now up for auction.

On the occasion of its next auction to be held in Las Vegas, the Barrett-Jackson house will put up for sale a Mercedes-Benz 380 SL from 1981 a little peculiar, which belonged to the American actor and singer Wayne Newton. Its body was entirely customized by American coachbuilder Niko Sokol, with many touches of bling-bling.

Mercedes-Benz 380 SL (1981): a completely rebuilt model

The original 380 SL is unrecognizable: we find especially on the outside of the inserts en or massive: on the 16-inch BBS rims, the side strips that embed the door handles, or even on the gigantic Mercedes logo integrated into the grille. The front end has been modified, the turn signals have been moved and the two enormous rectangular headlights have been moved closer inwards.

The rear is also unique, and the trunk flap has a spare wheel, while concealing a retractable hardtop, which replaces the original canvas top. The interior is dressed in a classic black leather trim, but the whole is surrounded by real wood inserts.

Under the hood, we find the original engine of the 380 SL: a 3.8-liter V8 displacement, associated with a four-speed automatic transmission. This model displays a little less than 3,200 kilometers on the clock: indeed, after taking possession of it, Wayne Newton quickly exhibited it in his museum, located in Nevada.

This unique Mercedes-Benz 380 SL will be auctioned without reservation June 17-19, 2021 in Las Vegas by Barrett-Jackson, who did not provide an estimate of its price.

Source : Barrett-Jackson

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