This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL was originally delivered to Park Place Motors in Dallas, TX where the car remained until relocating to Florida in 2000. Finished in Signal Red (568) over Palomino Leather (274), power is provided by a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Features include a removable paint-matched original hardtop, original Becker head unit, air conditioning with automatic climate control, a black soft top, and an installed Kinder Seat in the rear. Recent service in June 2022 includes an evacuation and recharge of the A/C system, replacement of the fuel filter hose, two brake flex hoses and a flush/bleed of the brake system. An oil service was also performed in preparation for the sale. The current owner acquired the car in 2016 and has added approximately 3,500 miles. This example is now offered by the current owner in Seminole, FL with 126,465 miles on the odometer, partial service records, fitted car cover, a fresh inspection, factory literature, an original tool kit, first aid kit, two keys, and a clean Florida title.
The body is finished in Signal Red (568) and features original body panels accented by a hand-painted black and grey pinstripe. Exterior features include a folding black soft top, chrome mirror caps, chrome wheel arches, North American-spec headlamps and bumpers, and front fog lamps. The original paint-matched hardtop is included and features original glass with rear defrost. The exterior shows some light blemishes and rock chips which can be seen and noted in the gallery below. The Carfax shows no history of accidents or damage and the paint is believed to be all original.
This 560SL wears original chrome 15x7” Gullideckel wheels wrapped in BCT S600 tires measuring 205/65 on all four corners and wearing 2018 date codes. Light pitting is noted on the chrome wheels but no major curb rash, bends or damage is otherwise visible. In June 2022 the car recieved two new brake flex hoses and a flush/bleed of the brake system.
The cabin is upholstered in Palomino Leather (274) across the seats, door cards, armrest, head rests, and shift knob. The dashboard is capped in a matching black unit and the Burl wood trim shows cracks and fading at the center console. The cabin also shows original palomino carpets along with matching floor mats. Interior features include converted R134 factory air conditioning with automatic climate control, a Palomino-trimmed rear Kinder Seat, and the original Becker head unit. Normal wear can be seen across the interior and the kinder seat installation is reversible.
The color-matching hardtop is currently in storage on a rolling rack but included with the sale and reports to be in similarly good condition as the vehicle. Photos of the hardtop are viewable at the end of the gallery.
The digital odometer shows 126,465 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 to a 722.3 automatic four-speed transmission. Recent service in June 2022 includes an evacuation and recharge of the A/C system, replacement of the fuel filter hose, two brake flex hoses and a flush/bleed of the brake system. An oil service was also performed in preparation for the sale. Service records under present ownership are included with the sale.
The Carfax report lists linear mileage updates and ownership exclusive to Texas and Florida with no accidents or damage reported. This 560SL is now offered in Seminole, FL with 126k miles on the odometer, partial service records, a fitted car cover, factory literature, an original tool kit, first aid kit, two keys, and a clean Florida title.
A startup and walkaround video are viewable below:
A video of the power antenna operation is vieweable below:
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