1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL ROADSTER JUST IN FROM PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA! ONLY 34,182 ACTUAL MILES! SPECTACULAR CONDITION! EVERY OPTION, INCLUDING: BOTH HARD TOP AND SOFT TOP CLIMATE CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING POWER W
1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL ROADSTER
Finished in classic and desired Astral Silver with beautifully kept Dark Blue leather interior and matching convertible top. This exquisite motorcar has been driven just 34,182 miles and can virtually not be told from new. With nearly every conceivable option and this desired color combination, this truly is a wonderful find! We are proud to offer this magnificent Mercedes to the most particular collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates low miles and superior condition. Bid with confidence you will not be disappointed in this wonderful motorcar! HISTORY OF THE MERCEDES-BENZ 560SL: With V8 engines increasingly common aboard full-size Mercedes sedans during the late ’60s, it was inevitable that a V8-powered SL would appear. But in 1972, few would have expected that the new SL (code-named “R107” inside Mercedes) would define personal luxury cars for almost two decades, and over that time, be powered by eight different engines. US models sold from 1976 through 1979 used the Bosch K Jetronic system, an entirely mechanical fuel injection system. All US models used the 4.5 liter engine, and were called 450 SL/SLC. In 1980, Mercedes brought an all new antilock braking system to the SL the first electronic ABS offered in America. Then for 1981, the 4.5-liter engine was dropped in favor of a new all-aluminum 3.8-liter V8 rated at just 155 horsepower, and the names changed to 380SL and 380SLC. Mercedes finally did something about the SL’s lagging performance for the 1986 model year by shoehorning in a new 5.6-liter version of the all-aluminum V8 pumping out 238 horsepower and a healthy 287 pound-feet of peak torque. Keep in mind, the Ferrari 328 of the day put out 270 horsepower, and the mighty Porsche 911 Turbo pumped out 300 horsepower, making the SL a great contender when it came to speed and power. Beyond that, the new power was routed through a new, silken four-speed automatic transmission, and the 560SL was quickly recognized as the fastest R107 yet. In 1989, after an amazing record 17 years of sales and production, one Mercedes has yet to top, the R107 was finally phased out.
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This car qualifies for a
5 year / 100,000 additional Miles Powertrain Warranty!