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Autotrader Find: 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL Limo

If you’re looking for quite possibly the most 1980s car you can find, this limousine surely deserves your consideration. This is a 1982 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL limo, and it really sums up the 1980s: the black aftermarket wheels, the gold Mercedes-Benz badge down the side and gold trim, and the antenna mounted on the trunk. It’s just perfect.

The interior, too, is just as 1980s as the exterior: the large center console, the fake wood trim, the TV with VCR, and many other "upgrades" that would’ve seemed so luxurious for a limousine back then. Since it’s been stretched, it also has five rear seats — two facing forward, then a typical rear bench.

And right now, this Mercedes is for sale on Autotrader. It’s offered by a private seller in Farmington, New Mexico, and it’s currently listed with 34,000 miles for just $15,000. It’s finished in black with a beige interior, and it’s a welcome break from the other limos on Autotrader — your usual smattering of Cadillac, Lincoln and other typical models.

According to the Carfax report, this Mercedes was originally located in Texas, followed by Ohio and Kentucky — though it’s most recently been in Colorado. Indeed, it’s still wearing Colorado plates and probably comes with a Colorado title despite its New Mexico location. Mileage is low and seems to be verified by the Carfax report, and this really is a neat relic from another era. Find a Mercedes-Benz 380SEL for sale

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Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

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