1986 Mercedes Benz 560 SL
“Sport Leicht” or Lightweight Sport refers car capable of driving at high speed for long periods of time. 1986 was the era of Mercedes Benz over engineering the vehicles they built, and this car is no exception.
Seen here is an original version of the first year the 560SL was available. Consigner states that repairs to the original have been made, however the car remains true to original, and has been well maintained.
Mercedes Dark Blue is seen on the exterior and presents in good condition. The hardtop is attached, and the convertible top needs to be replaced. All chrome and bright work, as well as badging is presenting well preserved. The trunk mounted rear brake light has the red bezel taped to the housing. A red pinstripe at the midpoint runs the length of the car and is contrasted by red rings around the standard Mercedes wheels.
Camel MB-Tex covers the two front buckets, as well as the door panels. These surfaces are presenting in fair condition, and some wear is seen. Complimentary carpeting in camel shows areas of staining and a few soiled areas in the cockpit, and the trunk. A burl covered center console houses the automatic shifter, power window switches, heating and air conditioning, and a Blaupunkt AM/FM Radio and Cassette player. The cream vinyl headliner shows some areas of discoloration. The steering wheel and dash covered in black MB-Tex are in good condition.
A Bosch fuel injected 5.6 Liter V8 is seen in the engine bay. A single overhead camshaft configuration driven by a duplex chain, enables the engine to produce 227HP. Coupled with a 4-speed transmission, double wishbones, coil springs, additional rubber springs, and a stabilizing bar in front, and a diagonal swing axle, coil springs, and a stabilizing bar in back, this car handles well on a curvy road.
For the Mercedes SL enthusiast that is looking for a reliable car built like a German Panzer, and has performance, this is your car to test drive.