Lot 260 - 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
|Odometer reading||90,400 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,018|
The 560 SL convertible was the latest in Mercedes-Benz's long and much loved line of luxury sports cars. Launched in 1983 it could trace its lineage back to the 230 SL of 1963. 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 220kmh with 100kmh reachable in around eight 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. The 560 SL has a high level of standard equipment, included leather upholstery, anti-lock braking, an anti-theft alarm system, stereo radio/cassette, leather trimmed steering wheel, gear lever and an improved climate control system.
This flagship Mercedes-Benz R107 is presented in Arctic White with matching hardtop and contrasting red leather trim and soft top. This example originally delivered to the USA was imported to the UK in 2018 and is described by our vendor as in good condition having benefitted from a recent full service with new brake discs and pads before the wheels were shod with four new continental tyres. Benefitting from an MoT until August 2022 and a good history file this is a great cost effective roadster perhaps perfect for that trip to the continent or holiday home or perhaps just taking advantage of that 5.5 litre Mercedes V8.
Price Guide £12,000 - £16,000
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