1982 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

1982 Mercedes-Benz 500SL

The 500SL was introduced in 1980 during an extensive overhaul of the SL. The new top of the range engine was also fitted with a light alloy boot lid and a plastic rear spoiler. Other changes during the facelift were a new 4-speed automatic, upgraded suspension & an extensive upgrade to the interior.


This particular car was sold new in 1982 in Stuttgart and was directly imported to California through the grey market. The car stayed its entire life in California, which explains why this car has zero rust.


The car is finished in the very beautiful and rare color Manganbraun (480) which still looks great. Small damages on the rear deck due to the hardtop were repaired by us. The original factory Bundt wheels with Michelin tires are in good condition without damage. An AMG front spoiler was added by the previous owner. Brand new front and rear bumpers were installed by us to bring this car to the next level. The soft top has been replaced 3 years ago and is still in great condition without rips or tears. The original hardtop is also available with the car.


The interior is in great condition too. This car has the very rare and desirable optional rear seats (565), which turns this car into a special 2+2! The leather is in good condition without any rips or tears. The dash is also in good condition without the typical cracks. All gauges work as it should. The original radio & AC works without issues. The speedometer has been converted to kph, without losing its original mileage (86k miles to 135k km).


Mechanically a lot has been done to this car. The front subframe & wishbone rubbers are replaced, a new steering damper has been installed and the car got new oil, spark plugs, spark plug wires, a tune up, new coolant lines for the oil cooler of the transmission and a new air filter. The timing chain was redone by the previous owner.


Overall this is a very desirable 500SL with the rare optional 4 seats which is ready to be enjoyed!


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