Built on the extraordinarily successful and well-loved R107 chassis, the Mercedes-Benz 560SL further improved upon the technological developments of the earlier SL-Klasse with a more powerful engine and increasingly modern safety features. It was powered by a 5.6L version of the M117 V8 engine, with a single overhead cam for each cylinder bank and Bosch Jetronic fuel injection. The 560SL was marketed and developed as a high-end personal luxury roadster and, as such, earned a reputation of significant prestige. The SL class had remarkable build quality, comfortable yet sporty road manners, a large V8 engine, and all of the modern options one would expect from a European luxury car. Combined with the reliability of a Mercedes V8, the 560SL was truly ahead of the competition and became an overwhelming success in the American market.
This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is finished in its original white paint over an elegant grey leather interior. The combination is stylish yet understated, and is optioned with a factory color-matched removable hardtop. This two-owner SL spent most of its life in California before coming to the East Coast. It comes from long-term ownership and remains in pristine condition. This 560SL has driven just 38,000 from new and shows little sign of wear. The 5.6L V8 engine performs like clockwork, propelling the luxury coupe forward with the precision and purpose one would expect from a top-trim Mercedes. It is the perfect weekend cruiser for those wanting the style, luxury, and dependability of a well-cared-for Mercedes Benz and is ready to take on the open roads ahead.