This Mercedes 560 SL was delivered to California in 1986 and re-imported to Germany in 2014. It is the 2+2 seater version.
It presents itself in a timeless blue metallic with beige leather interior. The high-capacity 5.6 litre eight-cylinder engine delivers 167 kW (227 hp).
Like all 560 SL, it has a rich list of features, comprising automatic gearshift, cruise control, air conditioning, power windows and illuminated make-up mirrors. The well-kept body-coloured hardtop is included.
The 560 SL comes in a well-preserved condition. Owner’s manual, service booklet and several repair receipts are present. Recently, the car has been serviced: Engine fluids have been exchanged and the battery replaced. For a more pleasant appearance, EU-style bumpers have been fitted.
German technical approval is valid till 02/2017. Historic plates could be issued as of this year.
The Mercedes-Benz R 107 roadster series, unveiled in 1971, became the convertible with the highest production numbers of any SL, with over 237,000 units built over 18 years, which also means the longest production-run of any Mercedes-Benz passenger car series ever.
The 560 SL (1985 to 1989) was conceived as an export model for the American, Australian and Japanese market and never officially offered in Europe. The 5.6 litre eight-cylinder engine (M 117) was created by lengthening the stroke of the 5.0 litre V8, it produces 170 kW (231 PS).
Only the Best “Made in Germany” for the States – the SL 560 US versions were shipped from the factory “fully loaded”. The only additional equipment on the options list was a seat heating.