15,963 ORIGINAL MILES
Sporty and elegant, this stunning 1982 Mercedes Benz 380 SL has traveled only 15,963 miles since leaving the showroom in 1982. Finished in Manila Beige with a matching hard top and its original Dark Tobacco Brown soft top, this car’s finish is lustrous and shows as new. Likewise, the chrome and bright work are in excellent condition. Its original light alloy wheels add an additional note of distinction, and are devoid of imperfection.
Finished in Dark Tobacco Brown leather, the original interior is elegant and refined. Genuine wood accents on the dashboard and center console lend an air of richness and appear as new. The door panels, center console, seating areas, carpeting, and dash board are all in excellent condition—a testament to the level of care this car has received through the years. Its original Becker Grand Prix Electronic AM/FM stereo with cassette player will also add to your driving pleasure.
Other optional features and power and convenience items of this US spec car include the following:
• Power windows
• Power antenna
• Central locking system
• Cruise control
• Hardtop rear window defroster
• Green heat-insulating glass
• Fog lamps
• Front & rear bumper guards
• Orthopedic multiple contour backrest driver’s seat
• Climate control
All power and convenience items work as they should, including this car’s ice cold air conditioning.
Powered by a fuel injected 3.8 liter V-8 engine and four speed automatic transmission, this grand tourer has power and smoothness that contribute to a very satisfying driving experience. Having just 15,963 original miles, this car runs and drives as well as it looks.
This 380 SL benefits from the following more recent updates and maintenance:
• Replacement of dual double roller timing chain
• 5 new tires
• New brakes, rotors, & line flush
• New Fuel pump and fuel system service
• New battery
Regularly maintained and driven only on nice days by its second owner since 2005, this car is ready to enjoy. All service records will be provided to the new owner of this car.
Collectors will also appreciate several additional items that are original to the car that will be included with sale, including the following:
• Sales brochure
• Owner’s manuals
• Shop manuals
• First aid kit
• Tool kit
• Becker demo cassette
• Antenna cleaning cloth
Other items that will be provided to the next owner are several NOS spare parts, including a spare climate control unit, spark plugs, and various filters and gaskets, among other items. A stand for the hardtop will also be included with sale, as will covers for both the car and hardtop. You’ll also appreciate several SL-related collector books and magazines.
If you’re looking for one of the lowest mileage SL Roadsters available in the market today, this is it.
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