For Sale: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL in O'Fallon, Illinois

Vehicle Description

n 1986, Mercedes-Benz produced its most powerful SL of the decade, the 560SL Roadster. The SL was also the heaviest of the 1971-89 R107 SLs that Mercedes produced, with the new 5.5-liter V-8 engine producing 227 horsepower. Top speed was much improved from 110 mph in the 380SL to 130 mph, and the 560SL was quicker from a standstill to 60 mph by about 4 full seconds.The engine has more torque, which improved the SLs dynamics. The 560SL received a new rear suspension and a limited-slip differential to better handle the added torque and power. Mercedes-Benz also added anti-lock brakes, leather upholstery, an alarm system, and an airbag, all of which better suited the SLs $48,000 price tag.The 560SL sold well with average annual sales exceeding 12,000 units, which outpaced the 450SL and 380SL. Nonetheless, Mercedes retired the R107 chassis in 1990, introducing the first all-new SL in 18 years. Today, many enthusiasts gravitate towards the 560SL as it retains some of the original lines of the pagoda SLs while carrying with it all of the R107's advances. It remains a popular choice for those enthusiasts who value verve and build quality for a low price of entry.This 560SL shows 116,000 miles since new and been lovingly cared for it's whole life. A new soft top was installed ten years ago; and the car has been under the same ownership since 1995.

Vehicle Details

  • 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
  • Listing ID: CC-1683437
  • Price: $20,000
  • Location:O'Fallon, Illinois
  • Year:1987
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:560SL
  • Exterior Color:DARK GRAY
  • Interior Color:LIGHT GRAY
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:116761
  • Stock Number:KCM771
  • VIN:WDBBA48D5HA074815
Listed By:
Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr
O'Fallon, IL 62269

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