What an incredible find, a 1 owner 1982 380SL that is still with the original owner. Only 61,489 miles! As you can tell from the pictures it has been garaged day and night. It has never left the Dallas Fort Worth area from which it was sold new. A wonderful environment for a car, no rust and no high humidity. Records dating back to when new, please see the pictures below. Of course it has an impeccable Car Fax available upon asking. 100% original paint with no significant blemishes. What we have here is a best case scenario survivor car. All numbers match and the dual timing chain was done under warranty in the late 80’s.

Please note this SL was not washed, waxed, vacuumed, or cleaned in any way for these pictures. With a high quality automotive detail this SL might even please the pickiest Benz collector who refuses to touch a rag. This is Collector grade Benz, not just a nice old SL. No scratches from hardtop removal because it was only removed once. Well twice actually since we did it for the photos. Soft top condition is excellent with no fraying, tears, stains, etc.

I saved the best for last as this survivor SL has never been neglected or forgotten. Decades of receipts for careful ownership is provided below. It drives today excellently, a word I rarely use to describe an old car’s drive quality. For example the wheels are balanced, tires good, brakes stop evenly with no noise, engine very quiet with no noises or smoke, suspension tight, steering accurate, no rattles inside or out, no wiper streaks on the original no pockmarked windshield, etc, etc.

I could go on and on but come to a small town just north of Dallas and see this automotive shrine. The pictures don’t do it justice and it is the best you will find with real miles. The radio does not turn on, it seems the original headunit will likely need rebuilding (there is a great place I’ve used for just that on one of my classic Benz’s). All else works without exception, ac is cold, heat hot, all power accessories work as does all the inside and outside lights.

Please note I’ve been on eBay for decades. I have shipped classic cars all across the USA and globe. My customers have been happy. Inspections are encouraged and welcomed. More pictures at my car collection website, just Google my name.

Jim Hailey

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