Black on black 380 SL, Double Chain

Price: - Item location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 172,248
  • VIN: WDBBA45A3CB012262
  • Color: Black
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Cassette Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

It rides great, like no feeling new cars can give the driver. It hugs the road and feels invincible.
I have owned this car for over twenty years. They did not have carfax at that time. It has not been in any accidents of significance, since I don't remember any. When parked one morning I awoke to a dent on the street side of the car. This is in one of the pictures. The dent is almost unrecognizable in most angles above right wheel, passenger side.
In my mid twenties and the first year I owned the car the original engine broke down. I was on the freeway 8 heading east close to the College exit. The radio was so loud I didn't hear it but the car came to a stop. The owner of Ziggys German car repair off Miramar Road (no longer extant but reputable in its time) had the foresight to put a double chain rebuilt motor with a third of the miles my car had at the time. The leather or pleather on rim of back seat cover to soft top storage was thrashed when I purchased the car and redone this first year too. An entire paint job by Mercedes Benz of San Diego was also completed about 5 years later. I am surprised they missed the rust area mentioned in condition notes! Since 1998 it has been a second or third car to me and stored for years at a time. In the last 3 years I have not driven this car but only to move it once in a while. My boyfriend is my chauffeur. He is a rockstar!
The soft top was cut in the mid panel in a supposedly secure garage. It is only one of the sewn panels. The soft top was another item that I had redone but now damaged as noted. Hopefully it is still of value to new buyer and can be repaired. It is still the compartment that houses the soft top when folded down and attached to car. The car still has the tool that secures and removes hard and soft top and will be in the glove compartment. Wheels are practically unused as pictured. Included in purchase is the car protective cover. It has its own storage bag and a lock to secure cover when in use.