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
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!!!
1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
Exterior Color:Arctic white
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