This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL was first delivered by Mercedes-Benz of Orlando, Florida where it remained until 1997 when it was purchased by the current seller in Arizona. In 2000 the owner moved to Maryland with the SL and drove it on weekends as a recreational vehicle. It’s been kept in a climate controlled garage and has never been driven in winter weather. This example is finished in Arctic White (147) over a Medium Red Leather (277) 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, power windows, cruise control, central locking, front facing fog lamps, and a spare set of original OEM wheels. This R107 displays 59,780 original miles on the odometer and is offered by the second owner with two complete sets of keys including original key sleeves, binders showing complete service receipts, ownership records, parts receipts, and miscellaneous sales literature, all factory manuals, four car and top covers, a complete hard top storage winch, a clean Carfax, and a clean Maryland title in the owner’s name.
The bodywork is finished in Arctic White (147) and comes with matching lower cladding and painted hardtop. The plastic windows on the Black soft top are clear and present in good condition as detailed in the gallery below. 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 with integrated defrost function. The owner notes a small discolored spot in the paint about the size of a quarter on top of the left front fender. OEM mud flaps have been installed with clips to avoid any drilling. The body and chassis are noted as rust and corrosion-free.
Currently mounted on the car are a set of aftermarket 16” split-spoke wheels wrapped in Continental Extreme Contact tires. Unused and unmounted refinished 15″ Gullideckel alloy wheels measuring 15x7 on all four corners will be included in the sale and are shown in the gallery below. An original full-size spare wheel and tire are shown in the trunk. Two sets of original center caps will be included.
The cabin is trimmed in Medium Red Leather (277) across the seats, door cards, head rests, armrest, and lower dashboard. The upper dashboard is original and free from any cracks. Original Medium Red carpets remain in place and good condition. The floor mats have been protected by rubber all-weather floor mats. Burl Walnut veneer adorns the center console and remains original to the car and free from any cracks or blemishes. Interior features include automatic climate control with R134a converted air conditioning, cruise control, central locking, power windows, and a detachable wind deflector. The original Becker Grand Prix head unit is installed and operational as is the power antenna. An original first aid kit is included in the sale and pictured in the gallery. This SL is hard wired for a radar detector to be mounted near the rearview mirror.
The digital odometer shows 59,780 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 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. The owner has kept complete service and parts records in a spreadsheet and included binder. Fluid changes have been performed and documented regularly and all repairs have been made using OEM MB parts. Preventatively, the timing chain guides and tensioners were replaced in the last 1000 miles. In September of 2020, a new battery was installed. In addition to the included records and receipts, the following documentation is included:
This R107 displays 59,780 original miles on the odometer and is offered by the second long-term owner with two complete sets of keys including original key sleeves, binders showing complete service receipts, ownership records, parts receipts, and miscellaneous sales literature, various extra parts including factory wheels, a clean Carfax, and a clean Maryland title in the owner’s name.
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