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1986 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class for sale!

Convertible BODY TYPE
8 Cylinder Engine 5.5L/339 ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1986 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 560 Description:

The R107 Mercedes-Benz roadsters had a production run in the U.S. from 1973-1989. This is unheard of for any car, let alone something as specialized as a roadster. The reason is that these SL cars were simply the finest crafted open-top cars in the history of the automobile, with build quality that defines excellence. The 560SL was the final model of this Mercedes SL series and is in many people’s opinions the one to buy. The reason is performance. All the earlier SL cars of this era, the 350/450/380SL, while were well built, were not particularly fast. These Mercedes were signs of success for people around the world, owned by movie stars, millionaires, rock stars and the like. To have a 1970s-80s SL was a 4-wheeled signal to the world that you had made it.
The 560SL was the last variant of Mercedes third generation of SL sports cars. Designated by code as the W107 this SL was produced from 1971 to 1989, evolving through several engine variants that culminated with the 560SL. Being the last of the range and with the more powerful engine the 560SL is more highly sought after and often more valuable.
In 1986, Mercedes-Benz shipped its most powerful SL of the decade to the U.S. in the 560SL. The car was also the heaviest of the 1971-89 R107 SLs that Mercedes produced, but the new 5.5-liter V-8 engine’s 227 hp did a fine job of mitigating that fact. Top speed was much improved (from 110 mph in the 380SL to 130 mph), and the car was quicker from a standstill to 60 mph by about 4 full seconds.
The engine was much torquier, too, which greatly improved the cars’ dynamics. Likewise, the car received a new rear suspension and a limited-slip differential to better handle the added torque and power. Mercedes-Benz also added anti-lock brakes, leather upholstery, an alarm system, and an air bag, all of which better suited the car’s $48,000 price tag.
The 560SL sold well with average annual sales exceeding 12,000 units, which outpaced the 450SL and 380SL. Nonetheless, Mercedes retired the R107 chassis in 1990, introducing the first all-new SL in 18 years. Today, many enthusiasts gravitate towards the 560SL as it retains some of the original lines of the pagoda SLs while carrying with it all the R107’s advances. It remains a popular choice for those enthusiasts who value verve and build quality for a low price of entry.
Super low mile 1986 Mercedes Benz 560 SL The top-of-the-line roadster for Mercedes Benz. Clean car fax showing services, long ownership history and documented low miles of 74,158 A California car nearly all its life until moving to Washington State for the last couple of years, with it now residing in Palm Springs California. It has been well cared for and owned by adults. Absolute quality throughout. A timeless classic that performs beautifully.


Item location:Bremerton, Washington, United States
Interior color:Gray
Engine:8 Cylinder Engine 5.5L/339
Drive type:2dr Convertible 560SL
Vehicle Title:Clean