1987 MY Mercedes Benz 560SL
The Mercedes-Benz “Super Leicht” or SL-Class has a long and colorful history, first being seen on 1954’s 300SL “Gullwing”. What a way to start a model, with an iconic, powerful, and eye-catching debut. Along the way, the SL has racked up many accolades and cemented itself as the pinnacle of Mercedes-Benz two-seat grand tourers. Along the way, one of the longest model runs was with the R107 generation, which spanned 1971 to 1989, and was a Hollywood favorite. This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL hails from that generation, and is a fine example of the class. With just 82,000 miles and in great condition as the pictures pay testament to, could this be your next weekend cruiser? It’s even ready to be your daily if you desire.
One of the perks of owning a beauty like this 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is that you get a hardtop and a convertible rolled into one! Being a 1980s car, you have to change tops yourself, but that’s acceptable, and both tops are available with the sale of this gold-colored car that rolls on iconic Eighties chromed Mercedes-Benz wheels. You can identify the longer bumpers of US-market cars like this, as they were a mandatory requirement, as well as the quad headlamps which are different from Euro-market R107s. All light lenses look bright and clear, and the bodywork seems straight and true. The original interior seats two occupants in all that Eighties glory, in a very Eighties color, brown. Being a later-model R107, you get several perks and creature comforts that earlier examples didn’t have, the most notable being the airbag-equipped steering wheel. You’ve also got climate control, power windows, power mirrors, power antenna, and cruise control. Your tunes are taken care of by a Becker Grand Prix radio cassette, which in its own is a highly desirable piece of kit. The original Mercedes-Benz first aid kit lies in the storage area behind the seats, and this area augments the trunk’s luggage space, helping the SL fulfil its role as a grand tourer.
What lies beneath the hood of this 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL? As the name suggests, it’s the largest engine offered with the range, the 5.6L single overhead cam V8 with Bosch fuel injection helping it put out 227hp and 287lb-ft. These cars were meant to be smooth cruisers and not high rev bruisers, after all. Nevertheless, with drive sent to the rear wheels via a Mercedes-Benz 4G-TRONIC four-speed automatic transmission, these aren’t sluggish cars. This example has reportedly received a new fuel pump and fuel pump relay.
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