The most powerful of the entire Mercedes SL lineup in its time, even the entire decade, the 560SL Roadster was a vehicle that had everything. Its powerful engine roared, delivering great horsepower, it was well-engineered, and it delivered the luxury of Mercedes in a vehicle that was built for speed. This particular 1987 model has aged like fine wine and is one of the most desirable classics that the German automaker has ever created. With 85,000 miles recorded on the clock, this is a vehicle that shouldn't be missed out on.
Circling around this 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster, it's easy to see what made this vehicle an instant classic and so highly desirable. It followed the iconic Mercedes design of language of its time but tweaked just enough to feel fresh and even youthful. The low, long body is a mix of straight lines that curve into each other, casting an elegant silhouette that is unmistakable. This particular 560SL Roadster comes in Dark Blue and comes with a hardtop that matches the color for when the weather gets dreary. But it is in the sun that this Roadster truly shines; with no roof getting in the way, the driver has the world to themselves as they enjoy the vehicle's plush interior. Covered in rich Palomino Tan leather, the interior is everything expected in a Mercedes, functional, premium and luxurious. The interior space doesn't fall short in modern-day standards, with very little to hint at the fact that this interior is of a car from the '80s, except for the blatant lack of any technology in the cabin. The seats settle you in comfortably and supply ample support to your entire body. Their doors and windows are power operated, unlike many vehicles of the time, switches and everything. There's even air conditioning.
Although fitted with one of the most powerful engines Mercedes made at the time, a massive 5.6L paired with an automatic transmission, the luxurious and plush interior and body packs a lot of weight. Then again, these vehicles were never meant for the track anyway. Whatever the 560SL lacked in delivering performance driving, however, it made up for in comfort and power, said to have been able to hit 60mph in about seven seconds fresh out of the factory. Performance with a taste of luxury, this Mercedes gave the best of both worlds.
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