1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
A 560 SL of 1986 can trace its ancestry back to 1954 and world championship 300 SLR sports-racing machine which swept all before it on a career that saw it retire undefeated in 1955. The 300 SL and all SL's to follow had their genesis in this immortal “Silver Arrows”.
This 560SL is in effect 3 different 560 SL's...an open-air roadster, a convertible coupe, and with fitting the steel hardtop, a closed grand touring coupe. This beautiful car can provide the pleasures of a sporting machine, and the benefits of a Mercedes-Benz with only 31,000 actual miles. All meticulously cared for by a Philadelphia Judge who was very discerning and fastidious about his automobiles.
Signal Red covers this showroom perfect, low mileage coupe, and absolutely little faults can be seen on the exterior of this car. Forged alloy wheels can be noted on all 4 corners. All original and all great, what else can be said? Upon viewing this beautiful example…I'm speechless!
Deep tan covered leather upholstered bucket seats rest within an environment of exotic burl walnut veneers, and important instrumentation. Included a plethora of creature comforts like power windows, power mirrors, climate control, power top, hard top rear window defroster and cruise control. A full-size steering wheel fronts a pristine dash with nary a bit of dust on the bezels or glass fronted gauges. Plush velvety tan velour carpeting floods these two seater's floors, rear storage compartment, and trunk.
The 5.6 Liter alloy V8 engine incorporates KE/II mechanical /electronic fuel injection and is as clean as your toothbrush! The hydraulically actuated torque converter automatic 4-speed transmission sits behind the V8 and can be used in automatic mode or be shifted manually.
Seen is an immaculate chassis that draws its design from that racing heritage, the 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, beautifully maintained suspension and limited slip differential, one would expect nothing else from this vintage automobile.
It's not very often you drive a car and instantly fall in love with the quality of the ride, the envy of the sheer power, and the luxury you are surrounded with. This car is 33 years old, and with the look of it I might as well have just driven it out of the show room. With all my excitement and envy, I might as well have just taken it home.... but I did not, so it is yours for the taking, until I change my mind.