1982 Mercedes Benz 380 SL Convertible With Removable Hardtop 38k Miles CLEAN CAR FAX All Original G - Southwest RV and Marine Boats for Sale in Austin, Texas
1982 Mercedes Benz 380 SL Convertible With Removable Hardtop 38k Miles CLEAN CAR FAX All Original G

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1982 Mercedes Benz 380 SL Convertible With Removable Hardtop 38k Miles CLEAN CAR FAX All Original G

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In 1980, Mercedes-Benz revamped its SL lineup of sporting luxury convertibles with the introduction of the 380SL. The 380 was a further development of the R107 chassis, which was first used in 1972 by the 350SL, and then later by the 450SL. Like its forebears the 380SL was a heady mix of V-8 power, refined luxury, and sporty underpinnings, and it was as a very popular model during its run in the U.S.

The 380SL, so-named for its 3.8-liter V-8, had a smaller engine than the 450SL and was consequently 120 pounds lighter. The new engine was designed with emissions controls in mind while the 450SLâ€(TM)s mill was not, which meant that the two engines were relatively equal in terms of power (155 hp in the 380SL vs. 160 hp in the 450SL) despite the difference in their displacements. Performance was similar for the two cars, as was fuel economy.

1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL Info
Body Styles
2dr Roadster
Engine Types
8-cyl. 3839cc/155hp FI
Additional Info
Curb Weight: 3638 lbs.
Vehicle Length: 182.3 in.
Wheel Base: 96.9 in.

Current Values January 2018
#1 Concours$24,500
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."
#2 Excellent$16,100
#3 Good$9,000
#4 Fair$5,000

Ever wish you could buy something and bury it away somewhere and years and years later sell it for 10x what you bought it for ... imagine being able to do that and take it for a drive every Sunday... Or that grandkid who by no fault of his own ended up far away but made you really proud "and to my grandchild i leave my 1982 Mercedes Benz Convertible please sell it and buy the shelby cobra i always wanted cuz i  got stuck with your grandmas Mercedes that she made me swear id never sell" Jump Back A Generation and price the mid 1960 SL's - you'll start to understand the 1982 380SL if kept low mileage excellent could very easily be worth $100k one day.

The SL class Mercedes is an incredible car I've owned 5 incl 2002 SL 500 2005 SL 500 1998 450 SL 1997 SL 600 AMG and this 1982 380 SL Premium Gas went to almost $4 a gal when I drove the 600 100 Miles Round Trip Every Day. I love power but the 380 SL what rednecks like me call a small block is not too fast not too slow and it has the same class and timeless styling OK I'll admit I want another 600 SL just to keep miles off the 380 because at 200mph a chipped 600 sl will def cost me my license. I drove the 82 380 in Houston Traffic and loved it. The ride home to the TX Hill Country was even more exhilarating and stayed within the speed limit the entire time.

When I bought the car it was missing outside trim on the hardtop. I bought another hard top but have yet to find some skilled in swapping out the trim. A caliper seems to be sticky and I was told it needed a catalytic converter - car runs and drives perfectly if anything it needs to be driven more - with 15 classics every Sunday turns into seasonal. I'm thinking $8,000,00 you get both tops and i'll replace or rebuild the caliper and let me research the Catalytic talk to Mercedes and my muffler guy. In my younger days Mercedes would call and ask you if they could spend time with your car and there were things that were "due". At xxx miles new rotors didn't matter if you expert in light braking and the rotors had plenty of life - it was the coveted dealer stamp in your maintenance manual and you dreamed of one day having the 500,000 mile medallion on your grille - my 04 Lincoln 96" Limo has 550,000 Miles Rebuilt Motor Rebuilt Transmission I work on it in a friends backyard. I change cars faster than most people change underwear and the last time I was at an authorized dealer it was Ferrari when I asked why ya'll want $5,000.00 for a scheduled service ? There ain't nuthin wrong with them belts and why you guys wear white and no grease on you anywhere??? Trust Me Stick With German Because Hell is a place where the mechanics are Italian and you better marry one if you buy Italian and plan on driving it more than 100 miles a month. 

With a little effort the 82 380 SL could be rated as excellent ($16,100) I'm not greedy and there's car I want to buy when I find it.  $8,500.00 for a 38k mile luxury sport convertible that will immediately be worth lot more than you paid for it. It now appreciates - I think I paid $56k for my 1985 500 SL new and the 82 380 will one day be worth that - we get too soon old and too late smart .... appreciation is money heaven depreciation is money hell. Yeah I'll finance at full bang Excellent value with $5k down - do yourself a favor spend $8500 cash its my good car karma for the year. 

Here's what I know Car Fax picks this car up in 2003 no accidents no floods no odometer discrepancies 3 Owners Shown - I'll swing by MB store this week and see if I can get records 


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