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Lot 9
1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster



• Iconic example of European luxury and performance
• Well-optioned Mercedes roadster with both hard and soft tops
• A mere 61,020 miles from new

388 cid, 5.6-litre V-8 engine, four-speed automatic transmission, upper/lower A-arms with coil springs and anti-roll bar, rear independent, semi-trailing arms with coil springs and anti-roll bar, rear-wheel drive; wheelbase: 96.7”

Since Mercedes-Benz produced their first car for public sale in 1901, a legacy has followed them for setting the standard in luxury and going above and beyond the competition. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t looked back and has taken pride in that public image they’ve built and have gone on to produce key marque automobiles time after time. Mercedes-Benz launched their flagship 560 SL at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1985 and the public was pleased with the showing. It was sold alongside the 500 SL with minor external changes, improved front wheel suspension new brakes and a new 5.6-litre V-8 engine. The new 560SL was Mercedes-Benz’s most powerful SL produced at the time and helped them push past the competition.

Streaming from that same legacy is this 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL European varient. The current owner acquired this marvel roadster in 1995 and has been its caretaker ever since. When he purchased it, there were 46,353 miles on the odometer. It now presents with 61,020 miles, showing that the current owner sparingly drove it each year. The outside is presented in an appealing red and features chrome-accented bumpers, fog lights, a power antenna, and a color-matched removable hardtop. The 5.6-litre V-8 engine and four-speed automatic transmission are both in well-working order, making it a great contender to be an enjoyable weekend cruiser. This Mercedes-Benz comes equipped with many creature comforts like power brakes, power steering, air-conditioning, and power windows. The interior’s Palomino tan leather seats, door panels, and carpet are in great condition, especially for the vehicle’s age. The burl wood veneer accents on the dash and center console are also in good condition. As one of the world’s oldest car companies, the Mercedes-Benz star has been around for over 100 years. This sporting 560SL epitomizes the very essence of the modern road car with power, speed, and luxury all combined in the same package.

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