For Sale: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL in Mesa, Arizona

Vehicle Description

This 1986 Mercedes 560SL is coming off of long-term care. It means a crisply-presented and well-respected car that offers fuel-injected V8 power, two top options, and the overall premium attitude that will have you driving it everywhere.


The factory-correct Arctic White has a sophisticated luster in the sunshine, which tells you this has received the right care over the years. The body panels still hold the precision straightness that Mercedes is known for, and the trim is complete right down to the 560 badge that lets everyone know you have the big engine model. So most of the 2,400 miles it has averaged over the years has likely been about careful pleasure driving. In fact, this is coming off over 20 years under the same owner. But the most impressive part of this particular Mercedes is the trio of personalities it can convey - all in one vehicle. The white hardtop gives it a stylish coupe appearance. Plus, the brown folding roof makes this look like a frothy cappuccino. And when both tops are off, there is a third distinct personality.


The taupe pinstripe on the exterior has the kind of light tan look that goes so well with the Palomino leather upholstery. So there's a very coordinated look of harmonizing tone inside and out that gives this a sophisticated style when the roofs are off. The car's refined feeling also comes from a long list of features, including glossy wood trim, power steering, power locks, power windows, and cruise control. There are additional features that are nice to have the fundamentals in place. This includes the classic Becker Grand Prix radio (it will need an unlock code) and the factory air conditioning (it will need servicing.) Plus, you'll really appreciate the quality driver's feeling. You have supple perforated leather seats with an armrest in-between. The steering wheel feels grippy in your hands and even offers an airbag - a true premium marvel in 1986.


Under the hood is the correct 5.6-liter fuel-injected V8. The 560SL was really the car to have from the R107 period because it combined a powerful motor with a reputation for nearly bulletproof durability. And that level of quality endures in this well-kept example. You'll even spot good investments in newer maintenance everywhere from the newer radiator to the hood pad. The V8 loves to dig deep into its well of torque to provide true responsiveness right from a standstill, and the four-speed automatic transmission smoothly shifts you all the way into overdrive. There are also four-wheel power disc brakes, modern tires on classic polished alloys, and a fully independent suspension engineered for a confident yet comfortable ride.


This is the superior classic that begs for the long way home and can carry all the luggage for a weekend getaway. A full wish list car like this is a great way to treat yourself, so grab a bit of the good life at a great price. Call today!!!

Vehicle Details

  • 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1613387
  • Price: $28,995
  • Location:Mesa, Arizona
  • Year:1986
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:560SL
  • Exterior Color:Arctic white
  • Interior Color:Palomino
  • Odometer:87144
  • Stock Number:2682-PHX
  • VIN:WDBBA48D6GA044365
Listed By:
Streetside Classics - Phoenix
614 East Auto Center Drive Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85204

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