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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-13-2008, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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Good Morning from Beautiful, Hot & Humid Southern Illinois.

I'd been on the lookout for a older ragtop weekend cruiser for the last year or so, when I ran accross the '82 380SL purely by chance a few weeks ago. Gentleman had just put out front for sale a few minutes before I came by. Ad never had chance to show up in paper. Condition seemed ok & after a long test drive bought.

Then I did my research.... Lurked on this and other forums.

Partial maintenance records including all purchase paperwork. Double timing chain. Professional repaint a few years ago. Recent seats & carpet. Even has good tires. And did I mention cheap. Perhaps I got lucky.

One issue is AC & I don't see a problem repairing it, as I have the tools & plenty of R12, not to mention the the shop put dye in the system when it was last in, 4yrs and 500 miles ago.

The only other issue is the Odometer which was working until I hit the trip reset. I've read up on it and it doesn't appear to be a major repair.

Hope you guys don't have to put up with too many of my questions.

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Welcome aboard. Sounds like a nice ride, post some pictures when you can.
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