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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Specifications

  • Year
    1986
  • Make
    Mercedes-Benz
  • Model
    560SL
  • Exterior Color
    Diamond Blue
  • Interior Color
    Blue Leather
  • Engine
    5.6 Liter V8
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Stock #
    118048
  • VIN #
    WDBBA48D3GA048468
  • Mileage
    83,956

Description

Desirable color combination. Two tops included. New tires. Runs and drives great! The late-production 560 is the R107 to own and this one combines condition and price to put it within easy reach.This handsome 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is a fantastic combination of affordable price and A-list celebrity status. The Diamond Blue over blue leather combination is elegant yet sporting, the perfect choice for the top-of-the-line SL. It looks like the sheetmetal was shrink-wrapped over the mechanicals and the chiseled character lines along the bodywork really stand out. This car has never been hit or rusty, and we believe that's original 1986 paint, which means there are no nasty surprises waiting for you underneath. Build quality is exemplary, which you'd expect from a car whose engineers referred to as 'der Panzerwagon,' or 'The Tank.' It feels incredibly robust, and this is a 35-year-old machine! The US-spec rubber bumpers have become so familiar that they're not really a demerit today and they remain in excellent condition with no UV damage or cracks. There's still quite a bit of chrome and it's all excellent, from the grille to the windshield surround to the wonderfully heavy-feeling bright trim on the trunk lid. Like most SLs, this car has led an easy life as a summertime toy.The blue leather interior is more evidence that someone has loved this car all its life. With the 560, leather upholstery was now standard, wrapped around supportive seats that hold you in place without feeling tight or restrictive. There's some wear on the outer bolster of the driver's seat, which is to be expected, but the rest looks fantastic. Carpets, door panels, and the real burled walnut on the console are all in good shape, although there's some very minor checking on the wood trim. There's a correct Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/cassette stereo which sounds great and still triggers the power antenna properly. The trunk is beautifully upholstered using the same plush carpets as the interior, and you'll find the original spare and tool kit tucked underneath. All SLs came standard with both a folding cloth top and a removable hardtop, and this car has a blue canvas top to match the interior. But the biggest improvements to the 560 came under the skin, starting with the big 5.6 liter OHC V8 engine. Performance is impressive, even bearing in mind that the transmission usually starts in 2nd gear. It's impeccably smooth at all times, even when you're running hard, and it has proven itself over the decades as one of the toughest machines ever to come out of the Mercedes-Benz factory. Mileage on these cars seems to be a non-issue, as they'll seemingly run for hundreds of thousands of miles without any diminution in performance or reliability as long as they're properly maintained. Don't let the mileage fool you—this is still a grand touring car in the finest sense of the word.All 560SLs received a 4-speed automatic transmission with a deep overdrive gear, so it's an effortless high-speed cruiser, especially with 2.65 gears out back (remember this car was born to run the Autobahn). For smoothness, it is programmed to start in 2nd gear, which makes it feel a little sleepy, but a quick prod of the throttle will drop it into 1st and the car takes off like a rocket. Otherwise, shifts are smooth and unobtrusive, and only Mercedes-Benz seems to have mastered the ride/handling compromise that makes the SL so much fun. Drive gently, and it feels luxury car smooth, with bumps feeling far away and never upsetting the rock-solid platform. Drive it aggressively and it is happy to run with you, with good reflexes and a surprisingly amount of grip. Powerful 4-wheel disc brakes are augmented by ABS (another 560-only feature), and there's a wonderful V8 burble from the tailpipes out back. This car sits on a set of unmarked OEM alloys as well as fresh 205/65/15 Michelin radials, so it's ready to drive this summer.We've sold quite a few of these and their enduring appeal surely comes down to their awesome build quality and fun-to-drive road manners. This is a lot of car for the money, and if you've been watching R107 prices lately, you know that these are on the move in a big way. We can't promise this one will make you rich overnight, but we can promise that you'll be having too much fun to worry about it. Call today!Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

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