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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
-USA California Version (Option Code 494)
-Sold New at Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills
-Two Door Roadster with Removable Hard Top
Body Style: 2dr Roadster
Engine: 8-cyl. 5549cc/238hp MFI
Exterior Color: Signal Red
Interior Color: Black
In 1986, Mercedes-Benz shipped its most powerful SL of the decade to the U.S. in the 560SL. The car was also the heaviest of the 1971-89 R107 SLs that Mercedes produced, but the new 5.5-liter V-8 engine’s 227 hp did a fine job of mitigating that fact. Top speed was much improved (from 110 mph in the 380SL to 130 mph), and the car was quicker from a standstill to 60 mph by about 4 full seconds.
The engine was much torquier, too, which greatly improved the cars’ dynamics. Likewise, the car received a new rear suspension and a limited-slip differential to better handle the added torque and power. Mercedes-Benz also added anti-lock brakes, leather upholstery, an alarm system, and an air bag, all of which better suited the car’s $48,000 price tag.
The 560SL sold well with average annual sales exceeding 12,000 units, which outpaced the 450SL and 380SL. Nonetheless, Mercedes retired the R107 chassis in 1990, introducing the first all-new SL in 18 years. Today, many enthusiasts gravitate towards the 560SL as it retains some of the original lines of the pagoda SLs while carrying with it all of the R107’s advances. It remains a popular choice for those enthusiasts who value verve and build quality for a low price of entry.
About This Car:
This 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is located for sale in San Diego, California. It comes with a clean Carfax report, clean California title and a list of all that comes with it below. Recent services performed on the car in 2020 are New Battery, New Fuel Injectors, Intake Manifold Seal, Ring for Air Guide, Housing Air Guide Duct, Throttle Body Gasket, Hoses, Cold Start Injector Gasket, Donut Seal, Connection Fitting, New Plugs, Vacuum Hoses as needed, Intake Manifold Gaskets Right/Left, Injector Seals, Injector Bucket Seals, New Gas Cap, and Air Conditioning Serviced. Please give us a call to discuss this car or to schedule a time to come see it. We look forward to working with you on your purchase.
442: Airbag in Steering Wheel
494: California Version
519: Becker Radio Grand Prix Electronic Cassette
551: Anti-Theft Warning System
581: Automatic Climate Control
262: Elimination of rear end spoiler
807: Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year
-Mercedes-Benz Owner’s Manual Holder
-Mercedes-Benz Owner’s Manual
-Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Booklet
-Mercedes-Benz Electronic Radio Operation Guide
-Mercedes-Benz Owner’s Service and Warranty Policy
-Mercedes-Benz Operation & Care of SL Tops
-Mercedes-Benz Service Dealer Directory
-Mercedes-Benz 24-Hour Roadside Assistance Pamphlet
-Original Mercedes-Benz Option Tab
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