Lot 215 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL *WITHDRAWN*
|Estimate||£18,000 - £22,000|
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION.
Launched in late 1985, the 560 SL convertible/coupé was the latest in Mercedes-Benz's long and much loved line of luxury sports cars that could trace its lineage back to the 230 SL of 1963. In the 560 SL's case its Type 107 bodyshell had debuted on the 350 SL (introduced in 1970) and this timeless style would continue in production for another five years. The 560 SL was powered by a 5.5-litre, overhead-camshaft V8 engine producing 227bhp, an output good enough for a top speed of 220km/h with 100km/h reachable in around 8 seconds. There were improvements to the running gear in the form of anti-dive/anti-squat rear suspension, a limited-slip differential and revised steering geometry. Other noteworthy features incorporated as standard in this class-leading automobile included leather upholstery, anti-lock braking, anti-theft alarm system, stereo radio/cassette, leather trimmed steering wheel/shift lever, and an improved climate control system.
This first year of production 1986 560 SL was picked up new from the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen plant by its proud new owner who drove it straight from the factory to the docks in Holland to be shipped along with her belongings to Canada. It remained there with her until she moved back to Holland and then onto the UK, both times the car coming along with her. This low mileage, 58,119km (36,000 mile), range topping 560 SL is supplied with a comprehensive service history including its original service log book and factory hardtop. Having just benefited from a light cosmetic restoration, supplied with a V5C registration document and current MoT test certificate valid until February 2019, this 560 SL represents a unique opportunity to own a low mileage, one owner example of these increasingly sought after luxury roadsters.
Previous lotLot 214 - 2000 London Taxi International
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