PRICE JUST REDUCED: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
The 1989 Mercedes-Benz was the last—and, most commentators believe, the best—year for the famed R107 chassis. This model is a favorite among Mercedes aficionados, and in the words of 560SL Mercedes.com:
In the 560SL, Mercedes got it all just right, offering essentially bullet-proof reliability, satisfying power, and aggressive good looks. The 560SL combined all that Mercedes learned about the V-8 R107 chassis cars into a cultural icon that quietly and confidently told the world its occupants had "arrived."
This garage-kept SL is equipped as follows:
• Original Anthracite Gray Metallic paint
• Both tops
• Leather-trimmed upholstery
• 88,160 miles
• New Goodyear Eagle performance tires
• M-B Chrome wheels
• Alpine stereo/changer
• Just passed Virginia Safety Inspection
They don’t get any Nicer!
• Paint and Chrome
The first thing noticeable about this 560 SL is the condition of its original paint: garage-kept. The Anthracite Gray Metallic that looks almost as new as it did back in 1989 when it came off the showroom floor.
The chrome looks fresh as do the optional Mercedes chrome wheels.
This car has a gray leather interior that is in good condition, with the normal evidence of wear on the driver’s seat bolster (see picture). The door panels are very nice as is the carpeting.
The padded dash is in good condition and free of cracks. All of the engine/systems monitoring gauges (temperature, fuel and oil pressure) work properly. Similarly, the speedometer and tachometer work, as does all of the safety equipment (lights, horn, wipers, etc.).
The car’s 5.6 liter Bosch fuel-injected engine generates 227 hp, the most of the entire line of these SL series cars. The engine starts right up and runs like it should, with plenty of kick-down power for passing and highway-entry maneuvers.
The transmission is the Mercedes 4-speed automatic and it shifts smoothly as one would expect on a luxury sports car. There is a fuel-economy indicator on the dash to assist the driver in maximizing both performance as well as fuel consumption.
The virtually new tires, Goodyear Eagle Performance 205/65R15, are mounted on 4 M-B chrome wheels, and there is a Michelin spare mounted on one of the original wheels, properly secured in the trunk.
• Luxury Comfort Features
To make top-down driving a more pleasant experience, this SL has the factory-installed wind deflector mounted behind the front bucket seats.
The car also has the factory removable hardtop, complete with storage rack and cover. The black convertible top operates properly (and easily) and is excellent condition other than a slight (about 1”) crack in the left quarter Plexiglas (see picture).
The Alpine AM/FM/Stereo has a changer and is mounted behind the rear seat for ease of access. The radio has an electric antenna that works properly.
As in virtually every Mercedes we have seen of this vintage, the cruise control is not functioning. The air conditioning, however, works very well, blowing cold air as it should.
An Excellent Example of one of Mercedes’ Most Popular Sports Cars
Over the 19-year production cycle of the R107 chassis for the SL, Mercedes constantly upgraded and improved the vehicle, culminating in the 1989 560SL. The car that we are selling is an extremely nice example: the best of the best. There is nothing more comfortable or enjoyable than cruising in a Mercedes SL, whether with the top down or the hardtop in place. This is a great car at a great price.
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