The classic 1972 – 1989 Mercedes SL spanned 18 model years without one body panel change

1981 Mercedes 380SL Euro market version

A look at the flush 1-piece aero headlamp assemblies that all 1972-89 European SLs featured.  Upon the 107-body's introduction, U.S. federal regulations did not allow this style of headlamp.  (1981 Euro 380SL shown)

A look at the flush 1-piece aero headlamp assemblies that all 1972-89 European SLs featured. Upon the 107-body’s introduction, U.S. federal regulations did not allow this style of headlamp. (1981 Euro 380SL shown)

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