1982 380 SL, only 26.000 mi., Super Clean, Dual Chain, Concour Condition

Price: US $6,889.00 Item location: Naples, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Year: 1982
  • Mileage: 26,360
  • VIN: WDBBA45A6CB010375
  • Color: manila-beige
  • Engine size: 3.8 L 8-Cyl.
  • Interior color: palomino
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1982 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

1982 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL

>> only 26.360 mi. <<

Offering for sale is a beautiful Mercedes-Benz 380 SL in its all original condition with only 26.000 original miles. The car is super clean inside, around and underneath like you havn't seen before. The car had three owners who pampered the car like a baby. It was always garage kept and never driven in rain. It has the beautiful color combinationmanila-beige with palomino interior along with the like new original hardtop in golden-brown. This unique color combination was choosen by the first ownerwho run the "House of Ice Cream" in Lemoyne, PA. The car came to Florida in 2001. The third owner bought the car in 2007 with only 6.500 miles. He immediately had the front wrapped in 3M clear front protection film for protection against any stone chips and scratches. He also had the double-row timing chain installed in 2011 by Mercedes-Benz of Gainesville at 17.000 miles with an invoice of more than $9.000 in parts and labor. The car is smoke and pet free and the interiour is extraordinary clean. Because of the showroom condition and the low mileage the car was photographed for the "Mercedes-Benz SL Series Recognition and Fact Guide" by Peter C. Sessler in 2011. The book comes with the caralong with a clean carfax, the original sales contract, the US-Import document, the original booklet andsome invoices. The cardrives like new, has no mechanical issues at all and is stunning all over. The car is a percet candidate for a Mercedes-Benz showroom, a private collector or any enthusiast who is looking for astunning low mileage example of an impaccableMercedes-Benz SL.

Body / Paint

The body is in its original state and completely rust free. The vehicle has the original paint in manila-beige. A collission damage or carried out repair work can not bee seen - all body seams are original. All gaps at doors and hoods and transitions of the body are correct -no scratches, dents, stone chips or abrasions. The front of the vehicle was also equipped to date with a 3m stone guard film. Thus the front and bonnet is completely stone chip and scratch-free. The lid of the soft top has a scratch near the closing tap and on the driver's door and above the rear right trim are two hardly to seen very small dents (see photos). All critical areas such as sills, A-pillar posts, lower side panels, wheel arches and wheel wells are without blemish. The front and rear end aprons and the underbody are undamaged. The wheel wells and the entire sub-floor are super clean and absolutely without any contamination. The bumpers are undamaged, the stainless steel, rubber and plastic partsin perfect condition. All trims, aluminum parts and chrome parts around the car are in perfect condition. After 34 years the paint and body is in an exceptional good condition.


The entire interior is meticulously clean. The carpet and the original floor mats are clean and without delamination or damage. Carpet coverings, door panels and the dashboard have no fading from the sun. The real leather seats are slightly faded from the sun and there is a small difference in color with the rest of the interior to see. The dashboard is spotless, without deformation, damages or cracks. This has been protected to date with a dashboard cover carpet. The door panels and door pockets are spotless and without any signs of wear. The seat adjustment and seat tracks are smooth. The folding center armrest is spotless. The real burl wood elements are in perfect condition, undeformed and absolutely no cracks inwood or clear coat. All buttons, controlsand lever are undamaged and work properly. The power windows and the window guides work without noise. All chrome and stainless steel parts are spotless and free of scratches. The automatic air conditioning system is freshly refilled and is running flawlessly - the blower runs in all stages without noise. The shift lever of the automatic transmission is smooth. The aftermarket remote controlled bluetooth radio (FM / CD / MP3 / USB) from Pioneer (DEH-P700BT) in conjunction with the automatic antenna works perfectly. In the rear shelf JL speaker are installed.

Engine / Transmission

The motor runs confidently at any speed - strong in the lower speed range and powerful at the top. The engineruns almost silently during normal driving and sounds typical soundwith a sporty driving style. The engine is all around very clean,there are no oil-contaminated sites downstream of the engine orin the engine compartment. All lines are properly connected, the hoses are without any cracks. The 4-speed automatic transmission is original and absolutly dry. The transmission oil incl. filter has been newly replaced. Thetransmission shifts cleanly without power loss and almost imperceptiblyin all gears. By displacement strenghtof the motoris shifts onearly high so that a confidend driving is possible even at low speeds. The kickdownis operating properly and immediate switches to a sporty drive style. The drivetrain is free of play, the drive shafts with no wear or play. The axle boots are in almost new condition without signs of cracking. The engine has just received a complete service, incl. new V-belts and valve cover gaskets. The original exhaust system including catalyst is all solid and in a very good condition. The original thermal and acoustic insulation in complete and without any damage or rust. The silencer is still original and in perfect condition.

Suspension / Brakes

The shock absorbers are powerful - the upper rubber mountings are without play.The rubber bearings of the front and rear axles showing no signs of wear. The front upper and lower arm ball joints are in perfect condition. The steering box is free of play, the steering linkage and tie rod ends are in perfect condition. The car drives confidently and the suspention shows no weaknesses at quick changes of direction. Even at higher speeds the vehicle remains stable and on track. There is no sign of an uncomfortable driving behavior of the vehicle. Even at higher speeds the vehicle is sovereign and easy to drive. The front and rear brake rotors (galvanized) incl. brake pads are new. The braking system has been flushed and the brake fluid (DOT3) has been changed. The braking performance is powerful and the brakes are working properly. All brake cylinders are "dry". The car remains in heavy braking on the track and there is no one-sided braking behavior. The parking brake engages after 4 teeth and the release works without a problem.

Wheels / Tires

The front and rear tires are in good conditon with app. 60% tread left. The spare tire is new. The type designation is "Kuhmo Solus KR21". The original tire size is 205/70-14. The rims are original Mercedes-Benz and all around in perfect condition without any scratches or curb damages. The wheels are equipped with new "KleenWheels" dust shields which protects the rims against agressive brake dust.


The underbody is completely clean without any damage and guaranteed free of any signs of rust. There are no dents or abrasions in the entire floor area. The underbody coating is all original and immaculate. The spare wheel well shows no dents or abrasions. The axle mounts are all clean. All sills and floor panels are in their original condition, undamaged and absolutely solid. There are no damages of the improper use of a jack in the complete underbody area.

Softtop / Hardtop The high-quality canvas convertible top in dark brown and the rear window are in perfect condition without any sign of wear and tear and without any damage on the canvas. It is tight nice and fits tightly to the body. It is easy to open and closes with a slight counter-pressure. The car comes with the original hard top ingold-brown and is in almost new condition. The hard top comes with a new rolling storage stand and a dust cover.


Mercedes-Benz 380 SL features

Standard features

- Halogen fog lamps

- Power steering

- 4-wheel disc brakes

- Central locking system

- Automatic antenna

- Electric windows

- Tinted glass

- Intermitted wipers

- Front center folding arm rest

- 3-way catalytic converter

- Light alloy wheels

- Hardtop

Optional equipment

- Leather seats

- Climate control (automatic)

- Cruise control

-CD / FM / MP3 / Bluetooth-Radio

Special features

- 100% original car

- Accident free with original paint

- Very low mileage

- Double row timing chain

- Florida vehicle since 2001

- Allways garage kept

- Showroom condition

- Smoke and pet free car

- New brakes

- Freshly serviced


Make / Model

Mercedes-Benz 380 SL (R107)

Body type

Cabriolet / Roadster



Actual mileage

26.360 mi



Engine Typ / No.


Transmission Typ / No.



3839 cc. (233.9 cui)


157 hp (SAE net) @ 4750 rpm


266 Nm (196 lb-ft) @ 2750 rpm

Top speed

115 mph


0-60 mph in 10,7 sec.

Fuel type

Gasoline unleaded (min.91 oct)

Emission control

3-way catalytic converter

Engine type

8 cylinder V-type SOHC

Compression ratio


Fuel system

Indirect injection (Bosch K-Jetronic)

Gear box

4-speed automatic

Tire size



Manila beige (681)


1981-1985 (43.333US only)

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Sales tax:
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Naples, Florida