1982 Mercedes Benz 380 SEL Sedan
3.8 Liter all-aluminum V8 - 150+HP
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Air Conditioning / Heat
Power 4-Wheel-Disc Brakes
AM/FM Factory Becker Grand Prix Cassette Stereo & Power Antenna
14-Inch Alloy Wheels - 205/70R14 Radials
Remote Driver's Mirror
Many of our photos of this classic Mercedes-Benz were taken at the Dallas Love Field Frontiers of Flight Museum, located only minutes from our showroom. Be sure to visit our friends at the Flight Museum if you find yourself in Dallas, Texas. This car is out of a private collection. The mileage of 15,378 is suposed to be original to the car. The car was in an estate sale belonging to an older gentleman who had several low mileage cars. All of the cars showed aging, but were hardly driven over the years.
The engine compartment is in excellent condition, indicative of the original mileage. The engine is the 3.8 liter all-aluminum V8. This powerplant was rated at 150 horsepower+ and it delivers. The engine runs smooth and the 4-speed automatic transmission shifts as it should. Further inspection of the engine compartment will confirm original decals, markings, and identification plates throughout. The underhood insulation is in excellent condition and original. The firewall, inner fender and core support sheetmetal is in excellent condition as well. The exterior showcases the original body with some paintwork done in the original light blue finish. The paint is in good condition, with some flaws to note.
There is a minor rust area on the top frame of the driver's door & weatherstrip channel, shown above. Open the doors to 1982. This interior is beautiful, showcasing the original dark blue leather. The dash is clean and detailed, in very good condition. There is one dash crack beginning near the driver's side speaker perforations. Otherwise, the dash is straight and distortion free. The gauges are original, clear and in very good condition. The leather upholstery is original and in exceptional condition, front to back with exception of color fade/rub primarily on the driver and passenger seat bottom along with the arm rest cushion. The 380SEL offers comfortable seating for 5. The door panels are also clean and detailed original as is the carpeting and mats.
The wood grain shows well. The original Becker Grand Prix cassette stereo is in place along with the climate control system. The trunk is clean and detailed original, complete with the factory mat, spare tire/wheel, and jacking equipment. The underbody is solid throughout, indicative of a dry climate Mercedes.