1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

$32,900

Body Color
Silver Blue
Stock
21GKM259
Vin
WDBBA45A8CB017876
Miles
44,138
Engine Size
3.8L V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
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Body Color
Silver Blue
Stock
21GKM259
Vin
WDBBA45A8CB017876
Miles
44,138
Engine Size
3.8L V8
Transmission Type
Automatic
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. Get Quote
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44k Original Miles

Silver Blue
Blue
3.8L V8
Automatic

1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL

- 44k Original Miles
- Silver Blue Paint
- Both Tops
- 3.8L V8
- All Original

(Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SL on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 145 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to the Mercedes' accident-and-damage-free, low-mileage Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.)

"When it comes to real-world affordable cars, none are better engineered than a Seventies or Eighties Mercedes.” ClassicCars4Sale.com

Hagerty media describes the 380SL model this way: “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 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 450SL'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.”

Offered here in silver-blue exterior paint over blue leather is an all-original, very-low-mileage, perfectly understated luxury Mercedes (R107) two-seater. The condition of the car's cosmetics and mechanicals show how consistent and quality maintenance of these classic automobiles can extend their life almost indefinitely. With just 44,138 Carfax-verified, accident-free miles (a mere 1,131 miles per-year on average), it's clear this 380SL was always a special-night-out, trip to the college football game, or fall-color-tour conveyance, rather than an everyday driver. And that's good news for its next owner.

The car's specifications and options lists are as follows:

VIN WDBBA45A8CB017876
Model Year 1982
Model 380 SL
Engine 116962 12 008349
Transmission 722312 02 236291
Order Number 0 2 705 42482
Order Location UNITED STATES (USA)
Production Number 2707208
Interior LEATHER - BLUE (232A)
Paint 1 SILVER BLUE METALLIC (930U)
Paint 2 SILVER BLUE METALLIC (930O)
Delivery Date 1982-07-07

Mercedes Benz VIN decoded at https://www.lastvin.com/vin/NmJWG2po5BXExnkB7

Code Description
440 TEMPOMAT (CRUISE CONTROL)
467 CENTRAL LOCKING MECHANISM AND INSTRUMENTS WITH ENGLISH LETTERING
491 U.S. VERSION
502 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, ON THE RIGHT
519 BECKER RADIO MEXICO GRAND PRIX, ELECTRONIC (USA)
531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
583 ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
587 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL AND ELECTRIC WINDOW LIFTERS (FRONT DOORS)
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
639 ELIMINATION OF FIRST-AID BOX AND WARNING TRIANGLE
640 15-HOLE LIGHT ALLOY RIMS
744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010
802 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR

The car's exterior retains a like- new appearance. Body-panel fit shows perfect factory tolerances. Paint is uniformly shiny and un-faded, including on the removable hardtop (its roll-around carrier appears as-new). The color combination is 100% “classic Mercedes.” Brightwork, including the bumpers, chromed Mercedes emblem centered in the front grille, and side-mirror caps is virtually flawless. Rubber trim, proper emblems, lenses and windshield glass show no obvious wear or damage. Factory-optioned, 15-inch light-alloy 15-hole wheels are mounted with Hankook® all-season tires.The blue-fabric convertible top is free of wear signs or rub marks, is properly fitted, and its clear-plastic “windows” are 100%... clear; the silver hardtop is in like condition. This 380SL could never have been left for any extended period in direct sunlight.

The car's interior continues the evidence of exceptional owner care over the years. Every surface is free of signs of careless use, much less abuse. Leather seating surfaces are without rips, tears, or even much evidence of use. Similarly, the dash instruments (note the unfaded needles on the gauges), console-mounted shifter, blue door trim (even when viewed from below), steering wheel, factory Becker® Grand Prix audio system, blue carpeting all show very little evidence of wear or fading. Wood trim—a highlight of any Mercedes vehicle from this era—on the console and dash is free of any cracks or noteworthy surface wear, and retains its properly glossy finish.

Under the hood, the 3.8-liter Mercedes V8 commands the engine bay. All surfaces are clean and all components are original and properly fitted. As with the remainder of the car, there is no sign of any significant modifications from stock. In the same way, the car's undercarriage is very clean and free of damage or signs of abuse. There is virtually no rust.

The car's factory-mounted chassis identification tag remains in place.

While the more than 145 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this Mercedes 380SL in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.

The “Buy-the-best-one-you-can-find” standard advice for classic-car purchasers is more than apt for this beautiful 380SL. Mercedes cars of the Eighties are known for their assembly quality and long life. Given its remarkable condition and obvious upkeep, this particular luxury-tourer promises many more miles, and many more years of impressing its drivers, passengers, and onlookers.

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