Presented is an incredibly well kept 560SL with under 10,000
This 560SL is stunning inside and out and and runs smoothly and
A classic design that still turns heads!
About the SL:
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand tourer sports car
manufactured since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German
Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light). The original idea was
suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market
for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance
enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market, which remains
the primary market for the vehicles.
The SL designation was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred
to as the "Gullwing" due to its gullwing or upward-opening
Mercedes-Benz did not announce what the abbreviation "SL" meant
when the car was introduced.
Leicht is either "easy" as an adverb or "light" as an adjective in
German. Defining a car it has to mean "Light".
It is often assumed that the letters stand for Sport Leicht. One
car magazine in 2012 declared that the abbreviation "SL" -
"securitized and personally signed by Rudolf Uhlenhaut " meant
Super Leicht. This contradicts "Mercedes-Benz 300 SL" of Engelen /
Riedner / Seufert, which was produced in close cooperation with
Rudolf Uhlenhaut showing that the abbreviation meant Sport
Mercedes-Benz used both forms until 2017. It was even called Super
Super. On the company website it was called Sport Leicht until 2017
and then changed to Super Leicht.
For a long time it was unclear what intention the company had at
the time when assigning the letter combination. It was not until
the beginning of 2017 that a chance finding in the corporate
archive clarified that the abbreviation SL stood for
The R107 and C107 are sports cars which were produced from 1971
through 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced
by the automaker, after the G-Class. They were sold under the SL
(R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL,
350SL, 350SLC, 380SL, 420SL, 450SL, 450SLC, 450SLC 5.0, 500SL,
500SLC and 560 SL.
The R107/SL was a two-seat car with a detachable roof. It replaced
the W113 SL-Class in 1971 and was replaced by the R129 SL-Class in
1989. It was the only Mercedes roadster during its entire
The R107 took the chassis components of the midsize Mercedes-Benz
W114 model and mated them initially to the M116 and M117 V8 engines
used in the W108, W109 and W111 series.
The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft
top and optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear
Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350 SL, started in
April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars; The early 1971
350SL are very rare and were available with an optional 4 speed
fluid coupling automatic gearbox. The 1971 4sp auto were quick cars
for the day with 0-60miles in 8seconds. In addition, the rare 1971
cars were fitted with Bosch electronic fuel injection.
Sales in North America began in 1972, and cars wore the name 350
SL, but had a larger 4.5L V8 with 3 speed auto (and were renamed
450 SL for model year 1973); the big V8 became available on other
markets with the official introduction of the 450 SL/SLC on
non-North American markets in March 1973. US cars sold from 1972
through 1975 used the Bosch D Jetronic fuel injection system, an
early electronic engine management system.
From July 1974 both SL and SLC could also be ordered with a
fuel-injected 2.8L straight-6 as 280 SL and SLC. US models sold
from 1976 through 1979 used the Bosch K Jetronic system, an
entirely mechanical fuel injection system. All US models used the
4.5 liter engine, and were called 450 SL/SLC.
From September 1985 the 280 SL was replaced by a new 300 SL, and
the 380 SL by a 420 SL; the 500 SL continued and a 560 SL was
introduced for certain extra-European markets, notably the USA,
Australia and Japan.
Also in 1985, the Bosch KE Jetronic was fitted. The KE Jetronic
system varied from the earlier, all mechanical system by the
introduction of a more modern engine management "computer", which
controlled idle speed, fuel rate, and air/fuel mixture. The final
car of the 18 years running 107 series was a 500 SL painted Signal
red, built on 4 August 1989; it currently resides in the
Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany.
The more powerful 500 SL with 5.0 liter engine, produced from
1980-1989, was not available in the US. This drove many customers
to obtain the car in the "gray market." Finally, a more powerful
version was available from the factory, from 1986 to 1989, the 560
SL. It was exclusive to the USA, European, Japanese and Australian
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