VERY NICE, 61K ORIG MI, 5.6L V8, AUTO, TWO TOPS, LOADED, GR8 PAINT/INT, QUALITY!
This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is the one for true collectors. Sure, the rare red paint has a great sunny day shine, but the large maintenance file, low 61,742 miles (averaging less than 2,300 miles annually,) and overall fantastic presentation lets you know this luxury machine has been treated with the respect it deserved since day one.
This 560SL is from 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 crafted their cars so robustly that the R107 exceeded these standards, and they did it elegantly without an unsightly roll bar. Today it remains elegant, powerful, comfortable, timeless, and nimble – a classic that can do everything. 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 body lines and trim are pristine. The Signal Red exterior has the kind of flare that draws the right kind of attention, but it retains its full sophistication thanks to the subtle gold pinstripe and those iconic Mercedes alloy wheels. The black folding roof matches so nicely with the bumpers that this car almost have a two-tone presence, and when you want a coupe-like profile, the optional hardtop goes on with Teutonic precision.
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 dashboard, wood grain center console, and leather seats basically show no signs of sun damage – a near impossible find in a classic. Even the carpets have the kind of plushness that give you pride in ownership. 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 power windows, power locks, power steering, front & rear defrost, cruise control, and the correct Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/cassette stereo. 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. But your favorite part will be the air conditioning. It means this luxury convertible will keep you comfortable even when the top is down.
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 fully-independent chassis that is the perfect balance of elastic comfort and tight-handling. The four-speed automatic transmission also strikes a balance between performance and overdrive comfort cruising. The total package is finished off with four-wheel disc brakes that include ABS. When you look at the undercarriage photos, this SL looks far tidier than many other cars of its age. When you look at the full maintenance file, it shows a clear picture of the right investments in this vehicle, which is how it can look so good even in the places hardly anyone ever sees.
They say that class is not something that can't be bought, but purchasing this 560SL proves them wrong. Harder and harder to find such quality with mileage like this, and as clean as this, we don't expect it to last long in our showroom. Call now!!
AM/FM Radio, Manual Convertible Top, Removable Hard Top, Anti-Lock Brakes, Four Wheel Disc Brakes, Power Locks, Cassette Player, Defrost, Numbers Matching, Air Conditioning, Heat, Leather Seats, Cruise Control, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power Windows, Driver Airbag, Rear Defogger, Seatbelts
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 5.6L V8
- Transmission Type
- Automatic (Floor)
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Signal Red
- Body Style
- 61,742 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months