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Vehicle: 1982 Mercedes 380SL Convertible
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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?

Thanks!!
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