This 1986 Mercedes 560SL is highly desirable because it's the full wish list in one car. It's an elegant, powerful, comfortable, timeless, and nimble classic that's presented in a great factory color combo, and has the right late-model upgrades.
Black Pearl Metallic is a very special color. In your garage or at night it will have a sophisticated hint of gray within the dark appearance. But once the sunlight hits it, the silver undertones really come to life and give this paint a cosmic charisma. Oh yeah, the Germans understand how to engineer a deep rich black paintjob. But it takes more than precision engineering for a car to look this good nearly 30 years later. You can tell particular care has gone into this convertible by the way the body has remained looking crisp and the factory wheels are free of curb marks. It's the exact kind of presentation you want when you're looking for a cut-above classic convertible. And that's what a good R107 series Mercedes SL is all about. This was one of the few well-built convertible of the era, and so it was the go-to driver for celebrities, dignitaries, and the wealthy. The sleek lines hid a full size interior and usable trunk that was perfect for any road trip.
Very few colors go so well with a black exterior than a Palomino tan leather interior, and it only gets better with this level of preservation. The carpets, dashboard, and wood grain center console basically show no signs of sun damage – a near impossible find in a classic droptop. The dual bucket seats are in great condition and offer a level of all-day comfort that is unmatched in some new convertibles for twice this price. The 560SL was one of the most expensive cars Mercedes offered during its reign, so the features list is quite long. This includes desirable conveniences such as power windows, power steering, and cruise control. The stereo has been upgraded to an AM/FM/CD unit with an auxiliary input and Bluetooth capability so you can listen to the most modern tunes in a very classic Mercedes (the original Becker unit also comes with the sale.) Because this was built 1986 there are also more modern features than most R107s, such as a third brake light, driver's air bag, and anti-lock brakes. It comes with both the folding soft top and a removable hardtop that matches the special exterior paint. But we know you really want this car for top down fun, and so the air conditioning is blowing cold to keep you cool while looking cool.
Under the hood is an original 5.6-liter V8, and it has averaged less than 1,500 miles annually since new. We have the records to show that this powerplant was given correct serving for the last decade, including the big 30K miles service. So you know it's running in top condition like a good Mercedes should. This big V8 is celebrated for producing 227 hp and 279 lb-ft of torque – more than the contemporary Rolls-Royces. On the road, an R107 has a fully-independent chassis that is the perfect balance of elastic comfort and tight-handling. The four-speed automatic transmission also strikes a balance between performance and comfort cruising. The total package is finished off with four-wheel disc brakes and modern Goodyear tires on the iconic Mercedes 15-inch alloy wheels.
Complete with owner's manual, no other car combines grand touring comfort in a quick and nimble machine so perfectly. So when you can find an exceptional example in the best color combo, you know you need to act fast to take it home. Call now!!