"The 560SL has maintained its reputation as a powerful, reliable, well-appointed, classically-styled luxury automobile...." –Hagerty, February 2019 "The 560SL was the last in the venerable R107 series. In 1986, Mercedes shipped its most powerful SL of the decade, and of the chassis type, to the United States. At 3781 pounds, the 560SL was also the heaviest of the SLs, but its new 5.6-liter V-8 engine-with 227 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque-had little trouble with the extra weight In fact, it had a top speed of about 140 mph." With all the characteristic Mercedes-model improvements- a new rear suspension, a limited-slip differential to better handle the extra power, anti-lock brakes, leather upholstery, an alarm system, and an airbag-the 560SL maintained its lofty, most-desired position in the Stuttgart automaker's lineup. The model also maintained its status-symbol reputation Offered here in red-over-tan-leather is a perfectly understated luxury Mercedes two-seater convertible/ hardtop. The condition of the cosmetics and the mechanicals of the car show how consistent and quality maintenance of these classic automobiles can extend their life almost indefinitely. With 67,000 miles, it's clear this 560SL was always a special-night-out, trip to the college football game, or fall-color-tour conveyance, rather than an everyday driver. And that's good news for its next owner. The car's exterior retains a like-new appearance. The paint is uniformly shiny and un-faded, including on the removable hardtop. Brightwork, including the bespoke 560 15x7 wheels, Mercedes emblem centered in the front grille, and side-mirror caps are virtually flawless. Rubber trim, proper emblems, lenses, and windshield glass show no obvious wear or damage. The black-fabric convertible top is free of wear signs or rub marks, is properly fitted, and its clear-plastic "windows" are 100%... clear. This 560SL could never have been left for an extended period in direct sunlight. The car's interior continues the evidence of exceptional owner care over the years. Every surface is free of signs of careless use, much less abuse. Leather seating surfaces are without rips, tears, or even much evidence of use. Similarly, the dash instruments, console-mounted shifter, door trim, steering wheel, factory-installed Becker audio system, and tan carpeting all show very little evidence of wear. Burled wood trim-a a highlight of any Mercedes vehicle from this era-on the console and dash are free of any damage and retains its properly glossy finish. Under the hood, the engine bay is complete, clean, and properly fitted out. As with the remainder of the car, there is no sign of any significant modifications from stock. In the same way, the car's undercarriage is free of damage or signs of abuse. The well-maintained, stock condition of this 560SL is faithfully presented. That said, there is no substitute for an in-person, up-close inspection. We encourage such inspections by interested parties at our Siloam Springs, Arkansas showroom. We ask only that an appointment be made by phone or email in advance. Our showroom is not open to the public during the COVID 19 shut down.
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