1982 Mercedes-Benz 380 SL Auto (R107)


  • Thirteen-year ownership
  • Removable hard-top 
  • Less than 8,000 miles in ten years


The SL is probably one of the most well-known models from the Mercedes range, available with a choice of engines and specs; there really was something to suit everyone. This particular model is the 380 SL, a 3.8 litre V8 engine that sits nicely between the 3.0 litre and 5.0 litre options. Obviously not quite as powerful as the 5.0 litre, but it still has the wonderful V8 and is more economical than its larger variant.

This 1982 380 SL has been with the vendor for the past 13 years; in that time, it has had very little use, covering, on average, under 1,000 miles a year. The low mileage SL has been well maintained over the years, gathering 18 service stamps along the way even though it has only covered 60,406 miles.

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  • V5 is present                                                                                                              
  • Registered 6th August 1982
  • Original handbook present
  • Service book present with 18 stamps
  • Selection of previous MOT certificates 
  • Invoices for some previous maintenance work carried out
  • Five previous keepers
  • Owned by the vendor for thirteen-years
  • The registration FLZ 288 will be removed 


  • Interior code 033 dark brown 
  • The seats are in excellent condition with minimal signs of wear
  • Optional rear seat fitted 
  • Carpets are also in excellent condition
  • The dashboard is free from any splits or cracks 
  • Burr walnut trim doesn’t appear to have any cracking to the lacquer
  • The instruments are working correctly 
  • Odometer reading is 60,406 miles
  • Aftermarket Alpine head unit and boot-mounted Pioneer CD multi-changer fitted (untested)
  • The switchgear is in good condition with a small amount of age-related wear to the lettering
  • Electric windows operate correctly
  • The boot is clean and tidy, with the spare wheel, jack and warning triangle present


  • Finished in Light Ivory (6230)
  • Matching colour removable hardtop is in good condition 
  • The dark brown convertible roof is in good order. There is a small split in one of the corner plastic windows
  • The shut lines are even and matching
  • The paintwork looks to be mainly original
  • There are some areas of corrosion noted around the rear wheel arches and some other small blisters around the car
  • The windows appear to be in good condition, along with the chrome trims
  • Headlights and fog lights are free from any splits or cracks
  • The convertible roof is easy to lower and raise and locks in position as it should
  • The wheels were powder coated in 2019 and have the original hubcaps, which are in good condition
  • The tyres have a good amount of tread remaining


  • 3.8 litre V8
  • Four-speed automatic gearbox 
  • Additional immobiliser fitted
  • The Mercedes fires up as it should, with no untoward noises coming from the engine bay 
  • New under-bonnet insulation fitted in 2019
  • The gear change is smooth
  • No knocks or bangs are reported to be coming from either corner of the car 
  • The brakes work as you would expect, bringing the 380 SL to a halt in a straight line


Stylish, luxurious and well-engineered, the R107 Mercedes-Benz SL is one of those cars which just works and has continued to do so since its launch in 1971. With the removable hard top, you can easily use the car over the cooler months and take it off for the summer; perfect for those long open-top cruises, just what the SL was intended for. 

With summer almost upon us, this is the perfect chance to experience the fantastic R107 Mercedes 380 SL for yourself. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1982
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 380 SL
  • Colour Light Ivory
  • Odometer 60,406 Miles
  • Engine size 3839
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Knutsford
  • Location Cheshire
  • Country United Kingdom

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