VERY GOOD QUALITY, RECENTLY SERVICED WITH NEW TIMING CHAIN AND A/C, GREAT COLOR
This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is a fully loaded roadster that still delivers famous luxury and performance, even 25 years later. These cars were built in an era when engineers ruled Mercedes-Benz, and were built up to a standard, not down to a price. As a result, they're rugged, reliable, comfortable cars that will last virtually forever given proper maintenance, and the experience of driving one is unlike any other. And the funny thing is, most folks don't even realize what a massive bargain these cars are, so you can park it in your driveway and all the neighbors will be abuzz wondering when you won the lottery.
By 1989, the last year of R107 SL production, Mercedes pretty much had the SL perfected, and there's definitely something to be said about Mercedes quality; your $65,000 in 1989 purchased one heck of an automobile. The gaps are precise, the doors open and close with precision now that they've been properly exercised, and the paint is glossier and smoother than anything else this side of a Rolls-Royce, especially considering its age. The car's overall condition suggests that this has only been a fair weather cruiser, and as a result there's no rust anywhere on the body, and all the rubber remains pliable and soft. Dark blue will never go out of style, which can probably be said for the entire car, and thanks to that legendary build quality, you don't have to worry.
The gray leather interior is trimmed in high quality leather that is both durable and comfortable. Showing a nice patina, but no damage, the seats are inviting and comfortable enough for a cross-country tour. All SLs were strictly two-seaters, with intimate accommodations that make even the passenger feel special, and while there's a rear package shelf, it has been commandeered by a set of powerful 6x9 speakers for the stereo system. A comprehensive array of gauges keep an eye on the mechanicals, and you're coddled with luxury features like climate control, a powerful stereo, power windows, and beautiful burled walnut trim. The contrasting red canvas convertible top actually looks fantastic on the blue car, and stows easily under a hard tonneau, and a matching blue hardtop is included with the car.
The final evolution of the SL received the biggest, most powerful engine to date, a 5.6 liter SOHC V8. Power delivery is smooth and seamless, with a fat torque curve that moves the roadster with the ease of an electric motor. A pleasant, bubbly idle and a great V8 rumble are the ideal soundtrack, just enough to let you know that there's still some sports car DNA running through its veins. The engine bay in this SL shows signs of regular maintenance, and everything works as it should, including the A/C which got an R134a refrigerant upgrade and the timing chain was serviced 3000 miles ago. The 4-speed automatic clicks through the gears, the suspension is supple without losing its poise, and those traditional 15-inch Mercedes alloys wear expensive 205/65/15 Michelin radials.
Streetside Classics specializes in quality vintage SLs, and this is one of the nicest we've seen in a long time. With recent and extensive maintenance and a very attractive color combination, this is the one to own. Call today!
- AM/FM Radio
- Air Conditioning
- CD Player
- Cruise Control
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Manual Convertible Top
- Numbers Matching
- Power Brakes
- Power Locks
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Removable Hard Top
- CD Changer
- Owner's Manual
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