For Sale: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Vehicle Description


Please call Matt directly at 513-708-1468 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful 1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL in great condition with only 95,850 original miles. It looks nice, runs well, and is a great driver. The market on the 560SL is absolutely red hot right now and this example is priced to sell. Lower mileage and original examples of the R107 Mercedes SL are exceptionally difficult to find and draw a huge premium in the current market. 95,850 miles is low for a Mercedes from this era as they are built like tanks and can virtually run forever when properly maintained. The original mileage is also verified not only by the condition of the car, but also by the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual."

I have personally put about 20 miles on this Mercedes in the past couple weeks. During that time that car was completely reliable with no issues and pleasure to drive. The previous owner said that he purchased this 560SL when he lived in Texas. He then moved to St. Louis, MO and drove the car from Texas to Missouri. He recently moved from St. Louis to Cincinnati and drove the Mercedes on that long trip also with no problems.

This 560SL comes with both the soft-top and auxiliary hardtop. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Mercedes that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the values are on the rise. This Mercedes is finished in the absolutely beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Astral Silver (735) over Alpaca Gray Leather (278) with a Dark Blue soft-top (744). This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the vehicle data plate. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information in this ad to get a true sense of clean and nice this 560SL really is.

As a side note, this Mercedes is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the 560SL, just give us a call.


The Astral Silver (735) exterior is in good driver condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a nice gloss and smooth finish. The chrome and other bright-work look great with no pitting. The original alloy wheels have no major curb rash. The Michelin tires have about 90% tread left and are correctly sized 205/65R15. There are no major blemishes that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one would expect from a paint job with many years on it there are some small imperfections, spots, and dings around the car that are too tiny so show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. The Dark Blue convertible soft top is in good condition overall. There are a couple spots of wear on the rear windows in the typical spot where they contact the top mechanism and a couple of spots that have been repaired in the fabric. Please note that this appears to be the factory original soft top with the Mercedes star logo in the windows, not some cheap aftermarket replacement. The doors take a bit of extra effort to close. As one can see in the many photos of the underside, this 560SL is very solid underneath. We have also included specific photos of the rockers, lower front and rear quarter panels, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how nice it looks.


The Alpaca Gray Leather (278) interior of the 560SL is in good original condition. All of the gauges faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The headliner for the hardtop is in excellent condition with no stains or sagging. The seats look in person as they do in the photos showing some cracks and wear. The carpet looks great with no rips, major stains, or holes. The original door panels look wonderful with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and intact. The dash has been capped and is in great condition with no sun fading, and one crack which is visible in the photos. The wood trim is showing its age in certain spots. This car has never been smoked in; there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever and no burn marks.

The trunk is very clean and nicely detailed with the original spare tire, and rim, jack.


This 560SL appears to be in very nice mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed. The engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it runs great, there are no strange noises or vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does not overheat. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. Also, the engine bay is clean, nicely detailed, and correct as one can see from the photos.

Please note in the video the dash warning lights; they light up when the key is first turned on and then go off when the engine is started. There are no "check engine" lights that stay on. The horn works as do the fog lights, headlights, brights, turn signals, interior lights, indicators, dash gauges lights, wipers, power locks, power antenna, and fan. All of the gauges work with the obvious exception of the clock. The a/c does not blow cold so it may need some freon. This car may have some other bugs so we would encourage any perspective buyer to look at the car in person if possible. The driver's door does not stay propped open. This Mercedes has plenty of power with the 5.6 liter V8 engine. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1987 560SL is in nice driver condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. We are aware that the car is not perfect and has some needs and we have considered that in our asking price and the car is priced according with those needs in mind. The beautiful color combination makes this Mercedes particularly desirable. The market for the R107 body style SL Mercedes is very strong right now, particularly for the 560SL's and this would be a great example to own. This Mercedes is a great value and will only appreciate over time. Someone could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

Vehicle Details

  • 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560
  • Listing ID: CC-1616307
  • Price: $13,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1987
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:560
  • Exterior Color:Silver
  • Interior Color:Grey
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:95850
  • Stock Number:901024
  • VIN:WDBBA48D9HA070816
Listed By:
Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242

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