For Sale: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 in St. Louis, Missouri

Vehicle Description

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Convertible 5.6L V-8 SOHC engine with Bosch fuel injection Four-speed automatic transmission Signal Red (code 568) exterior and matching hardtop but black, power-folding soft-top Palomino Leather interior (code 274) Automatic climate control (code 581), power steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, power locks, heated sideview mirrors (code 506), automatic antenna (code 531), foglights and cruise control Outside temperature indicator (code 240) Driver?s airbag (code 442) Becker electronic Grand Prix Mexico radio (code 519) Understood mileage is low at 15,548 Built in April 1987 at Mercedes-Benz?s Sindelfingen West German factory, this late era Mercedes 560 SL looks like an extra from the period ABC detective drama, ?Hart to Hart.? This 560 SL comes with a clean CarFAx and one owner since new. Mileage of 15,548 is understood to be actual, however we have no other documentation to back this claim. Wrapped in Signal Red (code 568), the car?s paint and trim are in overall very good condition. The bodywork is straight and solid, the cargo area is in satisfactory order, the matching hardtop looks great and the chrome and black plastic bumpers fit tightly to the body. This big Benz rolls on BFGoodrich Advantage T/A radials, size 205/65R15, at every corner. Each tire is mounted to a factory alloy wheel. The wheels and tires are all in very good shape, too. Under the hood is a 5.6L SOHC V-8 engine backed by a four-speed automatic transmission. Driver convenience features include automatic climate control (code 581), power recirculating ball steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, power locks, heated sideview mirrors (code 506), automatic antenna (code 531), foglights and cruise control. A/C blows but not cold. Inside, the car?s Palomino interior, is in overall very good order, including the front bucket seats, matching carpet and headliner and the signature four-spoke steering wheel with airbag. The center console and console-mounted shifter are in decent order. A Becker electronic Grand Prix Mexico radio (code 519) completes the interior, power antenna is inop. North America was the key market for this Personal Luxury car and two thirds of R107 and C107 production was sold there. The R107 and C107 were even more focused on the American market, with specialized engines, bumper designs, headlights and emissions management designs. The R107 and C107 sold 204,373 units in the US (68 percent) of 300,175 total units sold. Sales in North America began in 1972, and cars wore the badge 350 SL, but had a larger 4.5L V-8 with three-speed auto (and were renamed 450 SL for model year 1973); the big V-8 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 1974, the front and rear bumpers were dramatically lengthened, by eight inches on each end, to comply with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regulations, that mandated no damage at an impact of five-miles-per-hour. R107 and C107 cars were exported to the US with low compression 4.5 liter V-8 engines to meet stringent US emissions requirements, yet still provide adequate power. US models sold from 1976 through 1979 used the Bosch K Jetronic system, an entirely mechanical fuel injection system. The 450 SL was produced until 1980. Starting in 1980, US cars were equipped with lambda control, which varied the air/fuel mixture based on feedback from an oxygen sensor. The smaller engined 380 SL replaced the 450SL from 1981 to 1985. The Malaise era 380 SL was the least powerful of the US market R107 roadsters. North American market SL and SLC models retained the ?protruding? five mph bumpers, even after the wisdom of the law was reconsidered in 1981. 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 markets. Convertible competition to this Benz in 1987 included Aston Martin?s Volant?, BMW?s 325i, Chevrolet?s Corvette, Jaguar?s XJ-SC 3.6 Cabriolet and Maserati?s Biturbo Spyder. If you collect Mercedes-Benz coupes or convertibles, this might be the next candidate for your fleet. Stop by MotoeXotica Classic Cars today to check this one out in person before someone else takes it home. VIN: WDBBA48D0HA069246 EIN: 117967 12 022597 TIN: 722313 02 940742 This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 15, 548 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!! Note: Please see full terms and conditions listed below that pertain to the purchase of any said vehicle, thank you.

Vehicle Details

  • 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560
  • Listing ID: CC-1605990
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:St. Louis, Missouri
  • Year:1987
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:560
  • Odometer:15548
  • Stock Number:220409
  • VIN:WDBBA48D0HA069246
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MotoeXotica Classic Cars
2340 Cassens Dr
St. Louis, MO 63028

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