45K ACTUAL MILES, 5.6L V8, AUTO, LOADED, VERY NICE WELL KEPT, BOTH TOPS.
The 560SL is highly desirable because it's the full wish list in one car. These are elegant, powerful, comfortable, timeless and nimble classics. It only gets better in a low mileage, very original example like this one that was pampered from day one.
This 560SL was the final year for the now legendary R107 model designation. These cars are iconic because they represent an era when very few companies could build a convertible without worrying about safety regulations. Mercedes built their cars so robustly that the R107 exceeded these standards, and they did it elegantly without an unsightly roll bar. It was the go-to driver for celebrities, dignitaries, and the wealthy because the sleek lines hid a full size interior and usable trunk that was perfect for any road trip. This one has added value because of the immense care that has been taken to be sure the paint, body, and trim were pristine. The burgundy exterior with tan interior is still in vogue today, which means pulling up in this Mercedes is an elegant announcement of your timeless sense of style.
There's more evidence inside that the previous owners understood the significance of this final year R107. It has the kind of pampered life where the carpets, dashboard, wood grain center console, and leather seats basically show no signs of sun damage – a near impossible find in a classic droptop with an original interior. The 560SL was one of the most expensive cars Mercedes offered during its reign, and so the features list is quite long. This includes desirable conveniences such as air conditioning (with front and rear defrost), power windows, power locks, power steering, and cruise control. Because this was built 1989, there are also more modern features than most R107s, such as a third brake light and a driver's air bag. It comes with both the removable hardtop and folding soft top. If you don't know how to properly stow these roofs, don't worry because this SL come with plenty of original reading material, including the owner's manual, maintenance booklet, service manual, paint care, and the roof operation guide.
The 560SL came with a big 5.6-liter V8 motor making 238 hp and 287 lb-ft of torque – more than the contemporary Rolls-Royces. On the road, an R107 has a chassis that is the perfect balance of elastic comfort in a tight-handling package. This was topped of with four-wheel disc brakes for the best all-around control. In total, the Mercedes SL is in a class all of its own. It has always been hard to define its competitors because no other car combines grand touring comfort in a quick and nimble machine so perfectly. This example has preserved the heritage and has averaged less than 1,800 miles per year since new. Just because this car has not covered nearly as much ground as its contemporaries does not mean it was sitting out on maintenance. For example, the front suspension had a full servicing within the last year that included replacing the bushings – just to make sure this classic handles like it did when it left the factory.
They say that class is not something that can't be bought, but purchasing this 560SL proves them wrong. Harder and harder to find with mileage like this, and as clean as this, we don't expect it to last long in our showroom. Call today!
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- 5.6L V8
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- 45,402 (Actual)
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- Center Console