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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

40,551 Actual Mile 560 SL Roadster 5.6L SOHC 16V V8 4 Speed Auto PS PB AC
Stock #
135103
Body Style
Convertible
Engine
5.6L V8 SOHC 16V
Exterior Color
Signal Red
Interior Color
Tan
Miles
40551

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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Red For Sale
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  • 5.6 liter SOHC V8
  • Power disc brakes
  • Factory air conditioning
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Signal Red paint
  • 40,551 actual mile survivor
  • Power steering
  • Leather interior
  • Sale includes the car’s accessory hardtop

SUMMARY

  • 40,551 actual mile survivor
  • 5.6 liter SOHC V8
  • 4-speed automatic transmission
  • Factory air conditioning
  • Our sale includes the car’s accessory hardtop
  • Power steering
  • Power disc brakes
  • Leather interior
  • Signal Red paint

Vintage Mercedes, like this expertly maintained 560 SL, are the perfect combination of old world luxury and universal appeal. Fast, opulent, stylish and built like a Panzer tank, they’re the first choice of many classic car collectors who like to both show and drive their metal. With only 40,551 sunny day miles on its original powertrain, and no collision or major body damage whatsoever, this rock-solid Benz is about as close to driving a brand new 28 year old luxury car as you can get. And if you’re one of those Daimler diehards who’s looking for the ultimate in ‘old school’, it’s an incredible find for a great price!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Based on appearance, this lightly used SL is a clean, 100% road-ready classic. Its smooth, Signal Red paint carries just the right amount of refinement worthy of a Mercedes badge, and looking at its solid flanks, there’s no question it was constructed with fine workmanship. Fit and panel gaps are exactly what you’d expect from a vintage car with the 3-point star, and one glance at the chip-free rockers reveals a finish that probably hasn’t seen anything more abrasive than foul language. Overall, with what amounts to a meager 1,448 miles per year, the body is virtually blemish-free. And, for a driven piece that‘s never been fully restored, this drop-top’s presentation is simply remarkable!

ENGINE

Lift the long hood and you’ll find advanced technology that allows this SL to provide smooth and powerful acceleration which almost defies the laws of ‘80s automotive physics. The silky and quiet 5.6 liter SOHC V8 delivers enough grunt to make the car feel much lighter than it actually is and, with a flick of the key, lights off instantly. Hit the road, fully pressurize the Bosch KE Jetronic fuel injectors and the mill’s restrained power quickly glides right up to triple-digit speeds. The big motor accelerates well in any gear, providing plenty of torque at any given speed or time. Cosmetically, everything here looks like a well-preserved time capsule, which isn’t surprising given the car’s meticulously kept shell. And since it was produced before the OEMs’ questionable obsession with plastic engine covers, you can plainly see how well maintained every seal, bolt and electronic component is. From its clean inner fenders to its original radiator decals, this Mercedes is nothing but vintage class!

DRIVETRAIN

At the bottom of the car, 100% original floorpans are covered in original undercoating that’s still fighting rust-producing moisture almost three decades after it left the showroom. Those floors roll on a rock-solid Mercedes chassis that provides a luxurious ride which, while not too firm, also doesn’t feel like a traditional luxo-barge. One squeeze of the throttle and the 4-speed automatic transmission seamlessly and steadily sends power to mild gears that quickly set you on your way. Factory power steering and well-balanced power disc brakes mix good handling with reliable, drama-free stops. And at the edge of those brakes, silver wheels spin 205/65R15 Goodyear Eagles.

INTERIOR

Inside, this well-mannered 560 is Teutonic luxury at its finest. Supple leather buckets are supremely comfortable, and look great in their universal tan tint. In front of those seats, crystal clear gauges are laid out in the typical Mercedes fashion above factory climate control. Below that dash, a wood-trimmed console anchors a simple shifter on clean carpet that’s protected by Mercedes-branded floor mats. At the sides of that carpet, padded door panels feature large arm rests and small, stainless-trimmed handles. In front of the driver, a black, Mercedes-branded steering wheel provides a responsive connection to the road. And behind the passengers, a fully carpeted trunk has enough room to stash a couple of suitcases.

OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

  • An original Owner’s Manual
  • A Top Operation and Care Manual
  • A Factory Approved Service Products list
  • Service records
  • Mercedes-Benz touch up paint

Luxurious and capable, this Mercedes is a substantial roadster that appears to have been exceptionally maintained throughout its entire existence. Thanks to the SL’s reputation for excellent engineering, Daimler sells every one they build year after year. And vintage examples like this ’87 enjoy a large group of dedicated fans. If you’re looking for a great cruiser that, when it comes to power and performance, is a genuine iron fist in a silk glove, you simply can’t go wrong with a this slick 560 drop-top!

Basic

Year
1987
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
560
Secondary Model
SL
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Sports Car
Mileage
40551

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
5.6L V8 SOHC 16V
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
92/93 Octane
Fuel Delivery System Type
Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
n/a
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
Trunk
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes

Interior

Interior Color
Tan
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Signal Red
Paint Type
n/a
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Independent
Rear Suspension Type
Independent
Axle Specification
n/a
Front Wheel Specification
15"
Rear Wheel Specification
15"
Front Tire Specification
205/65R15
Rear Tire Specification
205/65R15
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Original Equipment

History

Restoration Status
Survivor
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
* Owner's Manual. * Top Operation and Care Manual. * Fact. Approved Service Products list. * Service records.

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