1982 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2d Roadster
1982 MERCEDES BENZ 380 SL MINT CONDITION
1982 MERCEDES BENZ 380 SL MINT CONDITION Welcome to my auction. 36,420 Original Miles!
HAS HAD 2OWNERS(HUSBAND & WIFE)
Welcome to my1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 2d Roadster auction!This 32-year-old beautyremains in the same almost showroom conditionin which it was purchased!The exterior is painted a lavishgold matching excellentlywith the rich brown leather interior. The chrome on this car shines like a mirror!This380SL has a removable hardtop matching the exterior gold color, s well as a soft top matching the interior brown color; both of which,are in mint condition. From the door jams to the storage compartments, his car is clean! Under the hood you will find the numbers matching, riginal 3.8L V8 engine and automatic 4-spd transmission. The engine starts right up and runs beautifully.t does not smoke or leak and runs through all of the gears smoothly and without any hesitation. The transmission shifts into gear with ease and shifts smoothly through the gears without any hesitation. The steering and suspension is smooth and free from any issues or noises. The brakes have an excellent feel to them and do not grind or fade. All of the electrical equipment appears to be operating as designed including all of the interior lights, xterior lights, ash lights, ower antenna, riginal Becker radio, C, eater, indows, ocks and cruise control. The car is completely rust free and has a beautiful straight bodyThe car has just 36,420ORIGINAL MILES. IT ALSOHAS HAD DUAL TIMING BELT UPGRADE ( $10,000.00 work ) just to keep the car updated not because of problems with the vehicle. While in the owner's possesion the car has always been stored in an garage unit WITH AC. It's also free of secondhand smoke as owners were not smokers! ALL PARTS ORIGINAL EXCEPT FOR: TIRES, ALIBERS AND BREAKS WHICH WERE REPLACED JUST TO UPDATE.
Features and options include: AC, M/FM radio, assette, anual convertible top, ruise control, ower brakes, ower steering, ower windows, eat belts, eather interior, adial tires, nd aluminum/alloy wheels. The car also comes with a hard top carrier for easy moving.
If you are looking for a asthetically pleasingMercedesto cruise this season, r looking to make a solid investment in a car who's value goes up day by dayplease considerlooking further into this one!
Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have! Thank you!
Here Is a little history of 380 series
In 1980, ercedes-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, hich was first used in 1972 by the 350SL, nd then later by the 450SL. Like its forebears the 380SL was a heady mix of V-8 power, efined luxury, nd sporty underpinnings, nd it was as a very popular model during its run in the U.S.
The 380SL, o-named for its 3.8-liter V-8, ad a smaller engine than the 450SL and was consequently 120 pounds lighter. The new engine was designed with emissions controls in mind while the 450SL’s mill was not, hich 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, s was fuel economy.
Outside of the engine, he 380SL also received a new four-speed automatic transmission, hich further enhanced distance driving. Suspension, eanwhile, ontinued to be the same fully independent setup as in the earlier cars, nd four-wheel disc braking remained standard. The 380SL ended production in 1985, t which point it was replaced by the 560SL. Today the car’s values typically lag the earlier 450SL and the later 560SL, ainly because the 3.8-liter engine is slightly less powerful and had some early cam chain issues. The reality, owever, s that most models have had their chain issues addressed, nd the power difference between the 450SL and 380SL aren’t as dramatic as the price discrepancy would suggest. As such, he Mercedes-Benz 380SL is a fine choice as a collectible 1980s convertible. Here is a little history of engine 3.8-LITER V-8!
The V8 SL (1972-1989)
With V8 engines increasingly common aboard full-size Mercedes sedans during the late '60s, t was inevitable that a V8-powered SL would appear. But in 1972, ew would have expected that the new SL (code-named "R107" inside Mercedes) would define personal luxury cars for almost two decades, nd over that time, e powered by eight different engines. The story is that while it was under development at Mercedes, he R107 was referred to as "der Panzerwagen" because it weighed more than 3,400 pounds — that's 300 or so more than the Pagoda, ut still slightly short of a battle tank. Compared to the Pagoda SL, he R107's wheelbase was 2.5 inches longer, nd it was about a quarter-inch wider and a quarter-inch lower. However, he styling, ith horizontal headlights (paired round ones in North America, ingle squarish units in the rest of the world) and fluted rear taillights, ade the new car appear much wider. Some criticized the car for being "Americanized." Americanized or not, t sold better than ever. Under the more mature skin, he R107 still had a double-wishbone front suspension and a new, astly improved trailing arm rear suspension with either the Pagoda's familiar 2.8-liter straight six or the then-new S-Class sedan's fuel-injected 3.5-liter, OHC V8 rated at 230 horsepower. Well, t least the rest of the world had that choice. In North America, he only version available was powered by a 4.5-liter version of the same V8, lso rated at 230 horsepower and paired with a three-speed automatic transmission. Yet during the 1972 model year (the R107's first over here), t would still be called the 350SL. Introduced alongside the R107 two-seat roadster was a stretched (14-inch longer wheelbase) 350SLC fixed roof coupe. The coupe, hich had seats for four, ould stay in production with the SL throughout the R107's life, arrying equipment almost identical to the roadster's. For 1973, ercedes acknowledged the obvious and changed the names of America's R107 to 450SL and 450SLC, ut carried them over otherwise virtually unchanged. However a change to SAE "net" horsepower ratings meant the 4.5-liter V8 carried a 190-horsepower rating. Like all cars sold on the American market that year, he 1974 450SL got a set of big bumpers to meet new government regulations and an ignition interlock system that meant the car couldn't be started until the driver's seatbelt was fastened. Emissions regulations strangled another 10 horsepower out of the 1975 450SL and the ignition interlock was gone, ut otherwise the car carried over very much intact from '74. In fact the car barely changed all the way through the 1979 model year. But 1980 brought Mercedes' new antilock braking system to the SL — the first electronic ABS offered in America. Then for 1981, he 4.5-liter engine was dropped in favor of a new all-aluminum 3.8-liter V8 rated at just 155 horsepower, nd the names changed to 380SL and 380SLC. But over in Europe, 5.0-liter, 40-horsepower version of that engine was presented in a 500SL and a few of those trickled into the United States in a developing "gray market." In 1982, driver-side front airbag debuted, ut the car would otherwise remain virtually unchanged through the 1985 model year. Mercedes finally did something about the SL's lagging performance for the 1986 model year by shoehorning in a new 5.6-liter version of the all-aluminum V8 pumping out 238 horsepower and a healthy 287 pound-feet of peak torque. Beyond that, he new power was routed through a new, ilken four-speed automatic transmission, nd the 560SL was quickly recognized as the fastest R107 yet. Too bad it had that ugly blister on the deck lid that contained the federally mandated third brake light. That blister would soon move to the lid's edge and shrink in size. In the early '80s, he R107 was already looking and feeling old. By the late '80s, t was absolutely archaic. Terms of Sale: I have the car for local sale,I reserve the right to end this listing at any time;should the vehicle no longer be available for sale. The following terms of sale apply: Payment Terms: Due to people that would bid, hen not pay if they won; please contact me via ebay, f you have less than 10 positive feedback otherwise I’ll cancel your bid. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please, f you do not intend to pay, o not bid. Payment Methods: The buyer will submit a $1000.00 NON-REFUNDABLE payment deposit with PAYPAL within 24 hours of the close of the auction to secure the vehicle. Buyer agrees to pay remaining balance due (plus applicable fees and taxes) within 7 days of the close of the auction. All financial transactions must be completed before delivery of the vehicle. The balance will be due by wire transfer, ertified bank check, r cash at the time you take delivery of the car.
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