1986 Mercedes Benz 560SL Roadster
A 560SL of 1986 can trace its ancestry back to 1954 and the world championship 300 SLR sports-racing machines which swept all before it on a career that saw it retire undefeated in 1955. The 300 SL and all SL's to follow had their genesis in this immortal " Silver Arrow".
This two owner, 25,869 title verified actual mile and always garage kept 560SL is in effect 3 different 560SL's...an open-air roadster, a convertible coupe, and with fitting the steel hardtop, a closed grand touring coupe to enjoy the comforts of AC. This beautiful car can provide the pleasures of a sporting machine, and the benefits of a Mercedes-Benz. Built like a Panzer tank and the looks of a centerfold Mercedes-Benz was hitting their stride with this mid 1980's SL Roadster.
Signal Red covers this wonderfully straight steel paneled sportster, with shiny paint and all excellent chrome trimmings to highlight the red. Ribbed side mounted signal lights and wrap around ribbed tail lights are designed this way to be self-cleaning. A shiny grill surround with the large tri-pointed star leads the way, and a chromed bumper with black vinyl side coverings shows in front and rear. Also in the bodywork are some black trimmings edged in chrome located on the lower sides of the quarters and doors, and a chromed trimmed black rocker covering. The black near perfect canvas convertible top is showing as nearly new and sports plastic windows within its back confines. A steel hardtop in body matching Signal Red comes with this car and is like new. It mounts and dismounts from the car easily but you'll need a duo to do it. Forged alloy wheels can be noted on all 4 corners wrapped in newer black wall rubber in 205/65R15 format. All is classy and in great condition, what else can be said?...as upon viewing this beautiful example I'm speechless, and I can say "I've arrived!"
Tan colored leather upholstered, and utilizing some tuck and roll for the inserts and smooth bolsters bucket seats rest within an environment peppered with exotic black walnut burl veneers, and black molded padded vinyl for the dash on top. All important very clean instrumentation is in the round and is seen through the steering wheel. This round motif continues for the eyeball vents and a central temp gauge between the vents on top center. Just below a veneer walnut strip houses some toggles and edges that will eventually become more molded light tan vinyl for the dash bottom. Between the seats is a central console which houses the shift lever and a few additional controls for the door glass and mirror adjustments. Included are a plethora of creature comforts like power windows, power mirrors, climate control, and cruise control. Also for your auditory pleasures the Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/Cassette player. A full size steering wheel fronts a pristine dash with nary a speck of dust on the bezels or glass fronted gauges. Plush velvety tan carpeting floods this two seater's floors, rear storage compartment, and trunk. All of this carpeting is in lightly faded but overall good clean condition.
The 5.6 Liter SOHC V8 engine incorporates Bosch D-Jetronic electronic fuel injection and sits in an original condition engine bay. All clean and very nicely preserved. The hydraulically actuated torque converter automatic 4-speed transmission sits behind the V8. On the back is a 2.47 axle.
Seen is a slight patina on the chassis that draws its design from that racing heritage, the 4-wheel anti-lock power disc brakes, beautifully maintained suspension and limited slip differential, one would expect nothing else from this very well kept vintage automobile. Independent coil spring suspension provides the handling and ride on all 4 corners. We note some factory red overspray on the floor pans, and just around the weep holes on the door bottoms we can see light surface rust.
A very nice driver, great handling, and power to call on when needed. The 3 versions are a real plus, allowing you to use this car year-round, although it's a classic so it is perfectly fine to spend some extra time in your garage. These older 560SL's are very hot right now, and my test drive proved that, although with the top down it kept me nice and cool. Plus putting the soft top up is a breeze when faced with an errant rain shower. All functions functioning on this sporty solid as a rock driver.
It's not very often you drive a car and instantly fall in love with the quality of the ride, the envy of the sheer power, and the luxury you are surrounded with. This car is 37 years old, and with the look of things the lifelong indoor storage has helped preserve this German cruiser. I definitely have MB envy, and after my test drive I wanted to take it home but decided to leave it for you to take. So, come and get it, as I hear the German dinner bell ringing!
D-Manual Belts, Driver's Airbag
A-Sindelfingen Assy Plant
047553-Sequential Unit Number
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