New Member with '82 380 SL Convertible - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 07-06-2008, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
Date registered: Jul 2008
Vehicle: 1982 Mercedes 380SL Convertible
Location: Florida
Posts: 3
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Post New Member with '82 380 SL Convertible

Hi everyone! My father gave me his butternut yellow '82 380SL convertible this weekend and I couldn't be any happier. It only has 75,000 miles on it and has been garaged and covered it's entire existence. I'll take some pictures and post them.
This was his "baby" that he purchased when I was 14 yrs old. I remember the day he brought it home and I immediately began to drool. I was lucky enough to take it to my senior prom and an occasional date, but other than that it was pretty much hands off. Of course, in true teenage fashion, I did take it out twice without his consent or knowledge when the parents were out of town. So, this little roadster and I have some catching up to do!
My wife and I just moved to Florida 2 months ago and my parents decided to drive it down from St. Louis this past weekend and leave it with us. I thought it was pretty awesome that they finally got to take a nice roadtrip in the roadster together after all these years of talking about it.

I have a few questions for some of the members. 1) Where would you suggest I start when it comes to valuing the vehicle for insurance purposes? Is it an antique yet, or just simply a classic? 2) Where would you suggest I look for parts? (i.e. I would like to buy a new hood emblem, since the blue is faded on the original one). 3) Does anyone else have a similar vehicle?

wetdogsmell is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
I GOT AN 04 CLK320 W209 CONVERTIBLE OVER THE R171 SLK350 & SLK280 CONVERTIBLE !!!!!!! max_benz R171 SLK-Class 5 10-24-2007 12:18 AM
wtf, i'm a "member" here but i'm a "senior member" at MBWorld!! asianml Off-Topic 8 11-23-2005 05:19 PM
1981 380 SL roadster convertible for sale 68k orig miles JCZ26 For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 1 08-06-2005 04:35 AM
1982 380 Convertible Scott D. R/C107 SL/SLC Class 11 07-14-2005 09:50 AM
380 SE Guest (MBNZ) W126 S,SE,SEC,SEL,SD,SDL Class 5 07-06-2002 11:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Title goes here

video goes here
description goes here. Read Full Story
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome