1986 Mercedes Benz 560SL
The SL line by Mercedes Benz is without a doubt one of the most luxurious cars ever created in that time. Hop behind the wheel of the car you see here and you will be amazed to hear that it is a 1986. Next to other cars of their day these cars appear incredibly modern and still fit in well in current times. Roughly 11,631 of these cars were produced and base cost was around $48,000 new. This Mercedes is a car that has been very well cared for since new. The current owners drove the car just enough to maintain it but did not use it as a daily driver and kept in a climate controlled garage. It is coated in Black paint which pairs with all of the original chrome and trim nicely. The body is very straight and shows no signs of previous wrecks or damage. The glass is all in great condition and has a slight tint for those sunny days. The car still wears its original wheels with Mercedes center caps.
All of the US destined cars were built with V8s and automatic transmission which is what you will see here. The 1986 560SL was among the heaviest of the SL line but the new 5.5L V8 made sure nobody noticed. The top speed was improved as well as 0 to 60mph. This year also received an improved rear suspension and limited slip differential to handle the added torque in this motor. Anti-lock brakes, upgraded upholstery, an alarm system and an air bag were other add ons for this year. Many enthusiast prefer the late 560SLs because they wore some of the original bodylines while having all of the advances of the R107 chassis that was discontinued 4 years later in 1990.
The interior of the car is done in Beige and is in beautiful condition. The leather upholstery and carpeting show little to no signs of wear and you can tell you are sitting in a car that was used very minimally. The bucket seats are very comfortable and fully adjustable. The original dash utilizes all of its original components including the faux wood trim that leads into the original center console. Behind the seats the rear area is nicely carpeted and houses the speakers while providing a little extra storage space. The trunk of the car is nicely carpeted as well and houses a 6 CD changer.
If you are a fan of these cars then you have just run across a great example of the 560SL series and if you have never heard of them then you are missing out! The car is very comfortable and just as luxurious today as it was new!
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