– Mercedes-Benz 560 SL in unusual but amazingly beautiful colour combination
– totally fashionable again today: petrol-metallic paintwork and beige leather interior
– late model from penultimate year of production run, delivered 1988 to the US
– re-imported to Germany in 2016
– mighty 5.6 litre V8 delivers 169 kW (230 hp) of power
– airbag, power windows, cruise control, centre armrest and original Becker Grand Prix radio
– about 126,000 unwarranted miles on the clock
– body-coloured hard top in good shape comes with the car
– the topmodel of the R107 range, a real stunner
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.