80K ACTUAL MILES, 5.6L V8, AUTO, LOADED, VERY NICE WELL KEPT, BOTH TOPS.
It's hard to believe but true. This classic 1986 Mercedes 560SL is in the perfect color combination, and yet you don't have to pay over $20k.
The 560SL is highly desirable because it's the full wish list in one car. These are elegant, powerful, comfortable, timeless and nimble classics. The now legendary R107 model designation 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. The Astral Silver metallic paint on this one matches the silver wheels, and it is one of the few colors from the era that still looks modernly elegant today.
One of the best complements to the exterior paint is the interior color. Whether people see you on sunny days with the optional blue leather, or even when the blue fabric top is up, both of these highlight the kind of corresponding colors that are still being utilized by the finest carmakers today. Beyond just the perfect hues, this Mercedes is desirable because there's plenty of evidence of a pampered life. The carpets, dashboard, and wood grain center console basically show no signs of sun damage – a near impossible find in a classic droptop. The 560SL was one of the most expensive cars Mercedes offered during its reign, and so the features list is quite long. This includes conveniences such as air conditioning, power windows, power locks, power steering, cruise control, and the original AM/FM cassette player. Because this was built 1986, there are also more modern safety features than most R107s, such as anti-lock brakes, a third brake light and a driver's air bag. It comes with both the removable hardtop and folding soft top. You might have noticed the rear seats with seatbelts. This was not an option in the USA, and so it is a rare find on our shores.
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 2,800 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 upkeep. In fact, this one comes with its maintenance records as well as the original window sticker, warranty card, and owner's manual.
It's hard not to get excited about complete timeless elegance for less than the price of just about any new convertible out there. But you're not the only one who sees this so it won't last long in our showroom. Call now!!
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- 5.6L V8
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- 80,294 (Actual)
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