The exterior of this SL is finished in Black (040) paint and features chrome trim along the beltline and both front and rear bumpers. Overall the paint presents in good condition and is believed to be all original. Included with the car is a removable paint-matched hardtop which features a heated rear window.
This 560SL wears original silver-painted 15x7” Gullideckel wheels wrapped in Michelin Energy MXV4 tires measuring 205/65 on all four corners. The wheels show normal wear and feature original painted center caps.
The cabin is upholstered in Anthracite Leather (271) across the seats, door cards, armrest, head rests, and shift knob. The center console is trimmed in burl wood trim where controls are mounted for the automatic climate control along with the original Becker radio. The dashboard shows no cracks or blemishes.
The digital odometer shows 62k original miles. Instrumentation includes VDO gauges featuring a 170-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer with a 6k-rpm redline, and an analog odometer with trip function. Additional gauges include fuel level, oil pressure, fuel economy, and an analog clock. The gauges feature electronic warning lights along the base of the cluster.
The 560SL is powered by a 5.5-liter M117 V8 which was rated at 227 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque when new. A four-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels through a limited-slip differential.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or damage along with linear mileage updates since new. Now with 62k miles, this 560SL is offered with manufacturer’s literature, two factory keys, a clean Carfax report and a clean New Jersey title.
The R107 is an icon of the 80’s and one of the most recognizable classic cars from Mercedes-Benz. Being produced for 17 years, the V8 version of the R107 in the US started out with a 4.5-liter V8 and eventually graduated to the larger 5.5-liter version starting in 1986. While the R107 continues to solidify its legendary status among a lineage of SL's, R107's in above average mechanical condition are becoming tougher to find than ever. The M117-powered 560SL's are leading the way from a collectability and value standpoint. This example is exceptionally desirable in Anthracite over Black and appears to be largely original.
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