This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL was first delivered in Northern Virginia where it lived until being moved to Georgia in 1999. This example is finished in Astral Silver Metallic (735) over a Grey Leather (278) cabin and accented with a Black soft top. Power comes from a 5.5 liter M117 V8 paired to a four-speed automatic transmission. Features include a paint-matched removable hard top, a convertible Black soft top, power windows, cruise control, central locking, and front facing fog lamps. Various receipts show oil changes and general maintenance with the earliest record dating back to 1996. A new fuel sending unit was recently installed and an oil service performed including a new filter. This R107 displays 63,335 original miles on the odometer and is offered by the selling dealer with three keys, a folder of service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title.
The bodywork is finished in Astral Silver Metallic (735) and comes with matching lower cladding and hardtop. The plastic windows on the Black soft top are transparent and present in good condition. The soft top has been replaced in recent years. The U.S. spec headlight housings are clear as well and front fog lights are mounted below the bumper. OEM chrome-finished bumper guards and trim pieces are all present and detailed in the gallery below. All the original stamped factory glass is present on this R107 including the hardtop rear window.
Silver-finished 15″ Gullideckel alloy wheels measure 15x7 on all four corners and are shown with mixed Pirelli and Cooper tires. New Goodyear all-season tires have been purchased in preparation for the sale of this example and will be mounted before going to the next owner. An original full-size spare wheel and tire are shown in the trunk.
The cabin is trimmed in Grey Leather (278) across the seats, door cards, head rests, and armrest. The leather seats were recovered in Atlanta, Georgia in recent years and the original Grey carpets remain in place. Burl Walnut veneer adorns the center console and dashboard showing some cracking on the lowest point just below the shift knob. Interior Features include automatic climate control, cruise control, central locking, and power windows. The original Becker Grand Prix head unit is installed but currently inoperational. Photos of the soft top storage compartment, soft top headliner, and top mechanicals have been included in the gallery and all show nicely. An original first aid kit is included in the sale and stored in the OEM storage rack behind the passenger seats.
The odometer shows 63,335 original miles. Instrumentation includes 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 are trimmed with chrome rings and feature electronic warning lights along the base of the cluster.
The 5.5-liter M117 V8 was rated at 227 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque when new and is paired with a 722.3 automatic four-speed transmission. Various receipts show oil changes and general maintenance with the earliest record dating back to 1996. A new fuel sending unit was recently installed and an oil service performed including a new filter.
This R107 displays 63,335 original miles on the odometer and is offered by the selling dealer with three keys, a folder of service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title. Photos of the removable hardtop, engine bay, and underside have been inlcuded in the gallery. The seller has provided videos of a walkaround and drive for this 560SL as well.
While we’re suckers for bright color palettes on R107’s, there’s something so classic and stately about Astral Silver over Grey. Better yet, we love seeing 560SL’s in this condition. This car has evidently been loved and cared for as though it’s more of a family member rather than an object or tool. The brightwork looks to be in great shape and the photos even remind us how much fun these are as cruise-able roadsters for any occasion. Hopefully this car ends up in the hands of a driver who appreciates it as much as we do. Rising values aside, it’s bound to pay back dividends in enjoyment for years to come with endless style and class.
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