I'm not positive but I think that there was a recall on the 380SL for cracked sections!!! Call 1800 FOR MERCEDES and check with them. IIRC I read this in the Mercedes-Benz club magazine. You could also check with the club and they might direct you in the right direction, or check with the NTHSA recall list. I just had my subframe bushings replace on my 560SL, $1600.