1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL VIN: WDBBA48D2KA101458 Matching numbers engine and transmission Exceptionally original example 5.6 liter V8 paired to a 4-speed automatic Matching color factory hardtop Last year of Mercedes-Benz 560SL production In 1989, Mercedes-Benz's flagship 560SL would be part of the final production year, with only 8,251 produced. The Mercedes would find its way from Daimler-Benz and land at Gauthier Motors, Inc. in Salem, Massachusetts on May 29th, 1989 where it was then offered for sale for the first time. On July 19th, 1989, the 560SL would go home with its first owner, American Visages, Inc in Lynn, Massachusetts. It would then receive its first 800-1,000 mile Mercedes-Benz recommended inspection on September 26th, 1989 with 1,143 miles. The Mercedes would have its first oil changed performed at Gauthier Motors, Inc. with only 8,512 miles on the clock on August 28th, 1992. Close to two decades later in 2009, the car would only have added less than 5,000 miles to the odometer. The Benz would then make its way to the West Coast. Upon arriving at Canepa, the Mercedes was fully cosmetically and mechanically inspected. The car was in excellent mechanical shape and ran
Chequered Flag International is pleased to offer this 1988 Mercedes Benz 560 SL in Red with Crème Beige interior. 23,822 miles with clean Carfax. Perfect body with excellent 90% original paint. Fantastic interior, no dash cracks or re-dyed seats. Lovely door panels, carpets and top. Mechanically superb and a delight to drive. Excellent engine and transmission. Tight steering and suspension. Really feels like a well maintained 20k mile example to drive. Inspections encouraged. All sales AS-IS. Sales tax and license fees due if delivered in California. Visit Chequered Flag International online at chequeredflag.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 310-827-8665 today to schedule your test drive.
--Signal Red with Black leather interior, Black carpeting and Black cloth convertible top, 27,000 from new, Automatic, Factory hard top. This 560 SL has had only two-owners from new. The first owner was a lady from Greenwich, Connecticut. She had enjoyed the car during the Summer months in Greenwich, CT and during the Winter months at her Palm Beach, Florida residence. Purchased by the second owner, only three years ago, it has been used for Summer touring pleasure at his Hampton’s residence. This 560 SL has been serviced by a well-known Mercedes Benz specialist here in Long Island as well as at the local Mercedes Benz dealership, also here in Long Island for annual services. Absolutely superb throughout, the 560 SL is complete with its original books, tools, factory jack, spare and all records from new. It has been meticulously maintained and cared for from new. This 560SL is one of the finest we have owned and presents an excellent opportunity to purchase what is an iconic Mercedes Benz Roadster. Video walk-around and road test: https://youtu.be/db11hy7A3p0
Following the commercial success of the R113-series 230, 250 and 280SL, Mercedes-Benz realized they had a tough act to follow with its replacement. The R113 SL models were responsible for perfecting Mercedes’ formula for their ideal sports roadster. The 300SL was a technological marvel, but costly to build, buy and maintain. The 190SL utilized humble passenger car architecture in a pretty body, but was perhaps a bit too pedestrian in terms of performance. The 230SL fixed that with its fuel-injected six cylinder engine and well-honed chassis that borrowed much from other cars in the Mercedes lineup, though with better resolved handling and far better performance. The R113 was continuously improved through the 1971 280SL, the car’s focus being less overtly sporty than its rivals, yet still enormously capable as a comfortable and imminently stylish grand tourer. Mercedes-Benz understood the importance of this new SL roadster, and they threw all they had been studying in the previous decade into the project, with the first examples hitting the road in late 1971. Stuttgart engineers had become obsessed with safety and with the idea of overbuilding their cars. Every surface of the new car, internally known as R107, was carefully honed for maximum safety. Even the signature ribbed tail lights are a result of safety studies, engineers found they stayed cleaner and therefore more visible in poor weather conditions. In spite of the obsession for safety, the R107 wore sophisticated and elegantly styled bodywork with traditional long-bonnet, short-deck proportions. Like other SLs before it, the new car was available with a removable hard top for all-weather enjoyment. Architecture followed the established SL ethos, borrowing from other mid-sized Mercedes cars for suspension and drivetrain, but fine tuning the handling for a more sporting feel. The 107 was produced from 1971-1989; the Mercedes second-longest running model in the marque’s history, and in the process earning its place as an iconic status symbol of the 1980s. Our featured car is the ultimate model of the R107 range, a 560SL from 1987. For this, the final iteration of the series, engineers shoehorned the big 5.6 liter V8 engine and automatic transmission from the 560SEL sedan, creating the fastest and arguably most desirable model of the line. Nearly two decades of development meant the 560SL still felt fresh and benefitted from an impressive equipment list that included ABS brakes, limited slip differential, and a driver’s side airbag. This fine example has covered a genuine 28,395 miles from new and presents in excellent condition throughout. The Signal Red paint (code 5680) is excellent and looks great against the original bright-finish wheels. The body is exceptionally straight, showing no signs of accidents or corrosion, which is backed by a clean Carfax report. It wears its original hardtop and black German canvas soft-top, both in excellent condition. A hard top stand for easy, safe storage will be included in the sale. The chrome bumpers are straight and clean, with the front bumper wearing original Bosch fog lamps. The Anthracite leather interior (code 271) is consistent with the rest of the car, being exceptionally clean and original with excellent seats, door panels and carpets. The dash is crack-free and the wood trim intact and free from cracked lacquer or delamination. Even the delicate wood strips on the fascia are in excellent condition. The interior is completely stock down to the original airbag steering wheel, Becker Grand Prix radio and optional central arm rest. Likewise, the trunk is tidy and clean with factory correct carpeting and panels. Original books, tools and jack are included. The 5.6 liter V8 engine is very nicely detailed, appearing clean and tidy with signs of regular maintenance. The factory finishes on the hardware and ancillaries remain in great condition, indicative of this car’s very low mileage. A stack of records and receipts, as well as the comprehensive Carfax report, show this car received plenty of routine maintenance in the hands of its last owners. This is an excellent example of what is considered to be the most desirable of the R107 series. These rapidly appreciating classics are excellent all-rounders, combining iconic good looks with exceptional reliability, vault-like build quality and surprising performance.
The perennial Mercedes-Benz R107 series is one of the most iconic luxury cars of the 70s and 80s. In movies and television, the SL roadster was often the car seen cruising Rodeo Drive or through Miami Beach. It was a car that defined the marque and the era. Such was its enduring charm; it is surprising to recall the car was first introduced back in 1971. Known internally and by loyal fans as the R107 (the four seat SLC was dubbed C107), the car was designed in house at Sindelfingen by Karl Wilfert and his team. The styling was understated but elegant yet highly sophisticated. Mercedes-Benz’s obsession with occupant and pedestrian safety through the 1960s led to a great number of subtle yet important design features that would trickle down to the rest of the line during the coming two decades. The SL roadster spoke to a new breed of luxury roadster buyers and went on to become the longest-running production passenger car in Mercedes’ history. Mechanically, the R107 took a page from its predecessors, riding on a unique platform but sharing engines and suspension components with its sedan counterparts. It was also incredibly well-built, with a solidity and over-engineered feeling that few manufacturers past or present could match. Through the years of production, Mercedes continually refined the formula, adding ever increasing displacement V8 engines, improved materials and refined design. The ultimate model in the R107 SL range is the 560SL. The big 5.6 liter V8 from the S-Class was shoehorned into the SL’s engine bay to create a sporting car that was capable of 150mph performance while remaining quiet, composed and sophisticated. It was the sports car for those who preferred not be ruffled when arriving at the club in style. This 1987 560SL is a desirable later production example, finished in rarely seen and elegant colors of Diamond Blue (3550) over cream beige leather and a dark blue top. It is a highly original and very well maintained example that has covered a scant 31,261 miles over the past 30 years. The body is very straight and crisp, with no corrosion and factory precise panel gaps. A clean Carfax report shows no known history of accident damage, and continuous ownership for the past 17 years. The paint quality is excellent, showing only a few very minor touch ups. Bumpers are excellent, with original chrome plating and very good original extensions and rubber trim. Original Bosch fog lamps are fitted to the front bumper, and all other lights and lenses are excellent with no cracks or chips. Original Sekurit glass is in fine order, including on the removable hard top. A subtle cream double coach stripe ties the color scheme together. Wheels are factory original disc-style wrapped in very good Pirelli rubber. The wheels are in excellent condition, the correct bright silver finish showing virtually no pitting and no signs of curb rash. Doors open with that signature Mercedes-Benz solidity to reveal an outstanding and lovely interior. Beige leather (code 275) is clean and very tidy with no rips, tears or undue wear, beautifully complementing the Diamond Blue paint. Only the slightest bit of wear can be found on the driver’s outer bolster upon close inspection. Carpets and overmats are excellent as is the headlining on the hard top. The original Becker Grand Prix cassette player remains in place. Original wood trim presents very well on the excellent dash, with only a slight crack forming in the lacquer on the center console wood, which does little to detract from the otherwise excellent interior. Blue German canvas soft top is in very good order as well and functions as it should. The chassis and engine bay exhibit factory original surfaces, accessories and hardware which are in appropriate condition for such an exceedingly well-maintained and low-mileage example. Original books and some service records are included, as are the original hard-top removal tools and a hard top storage stand. The big 5.6 liter V8 runs strong, with plenty of low end torque, and smooth effortless running around town. With the hard top in place, the 560SL becomes a silent, unflustered Grand Touring car, while folding the soft top transforms it into a thrilling open sports car. The 560SL is among the best performing of the R107 breed, with excellent, stable handling and mile-crushing highway ability all wrapped in a timeless and refined body style. As such, values and demand for exceptional examples such as this one have been steadily increasing. This is a beautifully presented, well maintained and low-mileage 560SL in gorgeous colors that will surely satisfy the most meticulous enthusiast.
Last year for the 107 series cars. This garage kept example still wears most of its original Black paint. Nearly new 215/65 R-15 Bridgestone radials on spotless factory alloy rims. The original German leather interior appears in excellent condition to match the101,521 miles showing on this desirable model that comes with 2 tops, both in excellent condition. These 107 series cars built from 1972-1989 have been appreciating in the last few years due to their durability and low maintenance costs. This is a great example for a fraction of lower mileage examples #7527 $24,900
POA The 107 series were the last of the hand built Mercedes from Stuttgart, renowned for their durability and strength, they have become increasingly sought after in recent years, with low mileage examples well cared for examples fetching in excess of £40K. Launched in 1971, the Mercedes 107 series immediately became a best seller in European and US markets, with a design reminiscent in some respects of the earlier Pagoda SL. A range of models was offered during the 18 year life of the 107, with the new 5 litre being launched in 1980, which was enhanced over the next 5 years culminating in the last year of manufacture of 1989, being the 5.6 litre 560 SL for sale here. The 560 SL carried a big, 5.6-liter V-8 under its long bonnet. The single-overhead-cam, fuel-injected engine produced 227 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 287 foot-pounds of torque at 3,500 rpm. Power was directed to the rear wheels by a four-speed automatic transmission. The 560 SL could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in approximately 8 seconds, which was reasonably quick in its day. It had a top speed of about 140 mph. The SL employed disc brakes with ABS at all four corners, which was not yet common in the late 1980s. The
DELIVERED NEW BY MERCEDES JAPAN ORIGINAL EURO SPEC MATCHING NUMBERS VEHICLE ONLY 2 PRIVATE OWNERS FROM NEW THIS VERSION IS PRODUCED IN MUCH LOWER VOLUME THAN THE USA SPEC CARS WITH TWIN HEADLAMPS, BUMPERS WITH RUBBER OVER-RIDERS ETC DONE ONLY 32228KLMS WITH MERCEDES DEALER SERVICE HISTORY HAS THE ORIGINAL SOFT-TOP AND HARD-TOP + STAND AND COVER COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL BOOKS AND FACTORY DATA CARD, SPARE KEY, MERCEDES STORAGE CASE WITH TOOLKIT SPARE WHEEL IS UNUSED IN IMMACULATE CONDITION OVERALL AND HAS NO CORROSION ISSUES BOTH THE HARD-TOP AND SOFT-TOP ARE IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AS WELL CAN ASSIST IN SHIPPING FOR OVERSEAS CLIENTS FOR UK AND GERMAN BUYERS 30 YEAR OLD VEHICLES HAVE REDUCED TAX AND DUTY CHARGES [ FOR OTHER COUNTRIES CHECK WITH A CUSTOMS BROKER ] FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT VIA EMAIL OR PHONE [ AUSTRALIA COUNTRY CODE ] 61 - 407129362