1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (R107) #2285 Signal Red with Beige Leather *DEPOSIT TAKEN*

  • Stock Number: 2285
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 560SL (R107) with Beige Leather
  • Mileage: 27000
  • Paint Colour: Signal Red
  • Interior Colour: Beige Leather
  • Year: 1987
About This Car

1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (R107)

Signal Red (568) with Beige Leather (275) and
Signal Red Hardtop (568) and Black Fabric Soft Top (9001)

27,601 miles

Please contact Joe for further details and photographs.

The 5.6 litre V8 engine was the largest engine offered during R107 production, developed primarily for the American market. The increased displacement allowed Mercedes-Benz to maintain the performance benchmarks set by the 500SL; even when complying with the stringent emissions regulations set by the state of California. It was never offered for sale in European markets.

This iconic Mercedes-Benz 560SL was supplied new in Carlisle, Massachusetts, but has spent much of it’s life some 1,400 miles away in sunny Florida.

Export cars to the USA market were generally very high specification, and this 560SL is no different. With an Outside Temperature Indicator, Airbag, Automatic Antenna, Illuminated Mirrors Left and Right, Automatic Climate Control and a Folding Armrest, this is one very comfortable SL for covering long distances. It might lack heated seats but this isn’t something that the Florida based previous owner probably ever noticed…

When new this car would have been in American specification, complete with the high level brake light on the boot lid, large ‘impact’ bumpers and quad round headlamps. Imported to the UK in 2013, the first MOT in this country showed just 26,991 miles and no advisories. Since arriving in Europe it has been given the full conversion to European specification, done superbly and to a very high standard. In recent years it has been used very sparingly indeed, covering less than 1,000 miles since then.

Present with the car is the original plastic wallet, with the service history book and manuals, along with a spare key. The service history details the time spent in both Massachusetts and Florida, with the most recent service stamp being inked by SLSHOP prior to arrival in the showroom.

This is one fantastic looking car, a chance to acquire a the largest displacement R107 SL in what is arguably the most desirable colour.

An icon in it’s own right, a car that looks just at home on Palm Beach or Woolacombe Bay.

First Registered

25th September 1987

PDI

23rd September 1987

Auto Engineering, Lexington, MA

5,083 miles

21st March 1989

Auto Engineering, Lexington, MA

10,895 miles

19th March 1991

Auto Engineering, Lexington, MA

12,102 miles

22nd August 1994

Auto Engineering, Lexington, MA

14,070 miles

20th July 1986

Foreign Motors, Natick, MA

19,012 miles

26th October 2009

Foreign Motors, Natick, MA

24,101 miles

2nd February 2011

Ship & Shore, West Palm Beach, FL

Specification

240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
262 ELIMINATION OF REAR END SPOILER
442 AIRBAG IN STEERING WHEEL
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
491 U.S. VERSION
506 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
519 BECKER RADIO MEXICO GRAND PRIX, ELECTRONIC (USA)
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
639 ELIMINATION OF FIRST-AID BOX AND WARNING TRIANGLE
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001
807 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR

Why Choose SLSHOP?

Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.

A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.

Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?

Bulkhead Corrosion

Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour – the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.

All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.

SLSHOP Unique 2 & 3 year warranty

At the SLSHOP, not only do we know what an SL is capable of but we believe in the cars we sell.

We want our customers to have the confidence to get out and use these iconic classics, to enjoy them for trips at home and abroad.

That’s why we offer a 2 year ‘no quibble’ mechanical warranty with each car sold, as well as a 3 year bulkhead warranty.

Next Steps: Experience

We believe in the capabilities of these classic cars, and want our customers to get out and use them. Welcome to Experience from The SLSHOP, aimed at helping you get more out of your classic Mercedes-Benz. We offer a number of trips, tours and events in the UK and abroad. See you there!

Next Steps: 24hr Test Drive

Tempted by an R107 SL but not sure if it’s for you? Fancy trying a weekend at the wheel before you dive in? We offer a 24hr test drive through our hire business. Hire a classic Mercedes-Benz for a day or longer, and if you subsequently buy a car from our showroom, we will refund the entire hire fee. What are you waiting for?

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