No Reserve: 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
- Chassis: WDBBA48DXHA074437
- 73k Miles Shown
- 5.5-Liter V8
- Four-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Arctic White Paint
- Body-Color Removable Hardtop
- Dark Blue Soft Top
- Royal Blue Leather Upholstery
- Chrome 15" Gullideckel Wheels
- Cruise Control
- Central Locking
- Power Windows
- Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/Cassette Stereo
- Alarm System
- Clean Carfax Report
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This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is finished in white over blue and is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a body-color removable hardtop, a blue soft top, chrome-plated 15″ Gullideckel alloy wheels, fog lights, cruise control, a Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/cassette stereo, and an alarm system. The car spent time in California and Illinois before the seller acquired it in 2013. This R107 shows 73k miles and is now offered at no reserve with service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean Massachusetts title in the seller’s name.
The car is finished in Arctic White (147) and it features a color-matched removable hardtop and a blue convertible soft top that is said to have been replaced. Additional features include quad headlights, front fog lights, a power antenna, and chrome-accented bumpers and trim. A paint scratch on the left side is said to have been fixed in October 2014. The seller notes two dings on the trunk and another on the left-rear quarter panel near the taillight. Peeling window tint on the left side, a crease in the soft top rear window plastic, and a tear in the soft top on the left side are shown up close in the gallery below. The hard top is said to be difficult to remove due to a bent pin.
Chrome-plated 15″ Gullideckel alloy wheels are wrapped in 205/65R15 Michelin MXV-4 Plus tires. The car was factory equipped with power steering, a fully independent suspension, and power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes. The seller states that the left tie rod and drag link were replaced in February 2020.
The cabin features two bucket seats upholstered in Royal Blue leather along with a matching center console and door panels. Wood trim adorns the dash and center stack, and amenities include cruise control, a Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/cassette stereo, an alarm system, and power windows and locks. The shifter bushing and the shift linkage are said to have been replaced in February 2020. The seller states that the automatic climate control module needs to be replaced because it does not activate the air conditioner.
The four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel fronts VDO instrumentation including a 170-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, a clock, and gauges for coolant temperature, oil pressure, fuel economy, and fuel level. The six-digit odometer shows 73k miles, approximately 10k of which were added under current ownership. The dash lights are said to have been repaired in February 2018, and cracks in the upper dash can be seen in the gallery below.
The 5.5-liter M117 V8 was factory rated at 227 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque. An oxygen sensor and the distributor cap were replaced in February 2020.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential.
Decoding the data plate reveals the following information:
- 147 – Arctic White paint
- 272 – Royal Blue leather
- 262 – Elimination of rear spoiler
- 442 – Airbag in steering wheel
- 494 – Version for California
- 519 – Becker Grand Prix electronic cassette stereo
- 551 – Anti-theft warning system
- 581 – Automatic climate control
- 807 – 1987 model year
The Carfax report shows history in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts starting with the first entry in 1993.