We all love the 1986 Mercedes 560SL because it's a timeless status symbol built with impeccable quality. So when you can get a unique vehicle that has not left its hometown, and it's available today at an affordable price, then you're looking at irresistible ticket to high society.
The factory-correct Arctic White has a sophisticated luster in the sunshine, which tells you this has received the right care over the years. The body panels still hold the precision straightness that Mercedes is known for, and the trim is complete right down to the dealer tag that lets you know this car was delivered new in Charlotte. So most of the 3,200 miles annually it has averaged over the years has likely been quite near our showroom. But the most impressive part of this particular Mercedes is the trio of personalities is can convey – all in one vehicle. The white hardtop gives it a sophisticated coupe appearance. Plus, the black folding roof matches so well with the rubber on the bumpers and full rub strips, that it gives this SL a distinct black and white two-tone presence. And when both tops are off, there is a third distinct personality.
The burgundy leather interior still retains a nice deep color, and when its viewed against the white paint and matching burgundy pinstripe, it has the great European combo that makes you feel like you were using this to cross over into the Swiss Alps. The 560SL was one of the most expensive cars Mercedes offered during its reign, so the features list is quite complete and long. It includes conveniences such as power windows, power locks, power steering, and an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo. Because this was built 1986, there are also more modern safety features than most other R107s, such as anti-lock brakes, a third brake light, and a driver's air bag.
Under the hood is the original numbers-matching 5.6-liter V8. The 560SL was really the car to have from the R107 period because it combined a powerful motor with a reputation for bulletproof durability. But all you really need to know is that out on the road, this luxury convertible strikes the perfect balance between nimble machine, and all-weekend cruiser. That's thanks to a specially engineered fully independent suspension, four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, and four-wheel disc brakes. They all work in harmony to provide a true luxury experience that has been the envy of other car makers.
This vintage Mercedes proves its worth in the full file that comes with it, which includes the original window sticker, maintenance records, and a host of original manuals – including the very important guide to the different roofs. It's the superior classic that begs for the long way home and can carry all the luggage for a weekend getaway. A full wish list car like this is a great way to treat yourself, so grab a bit of the good life at a great price. Call now!!