1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
This 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is finished in Anthracite Grey Metallic over Palomino leather and is powered by a 5.5-liter V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Additional equipment includes a body-color removable hardtop, a black convertible top, automatic climate control, cruise control, central locking, a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo, power windows, and chrome-plated 15? alloy wheels. The car was sold new at Beaudry Motor Company in Tucson, Arizona, and spent time in California before being acquired by the current owner in September 2019. Work performed in 2019 included replacing the fan clutch, cruise control amplifier, and air conditioning system components. This R107 now shows 71k miles and is offered on dealer consignment with a stamped maintenance booklet, manufacturer’s literature, service records, two keys, a first-aid kit, a clean Carfax report, and a clean California title in the owner’s name.The car is finished in Anthracite Grey Metallic (172) with a matching removable hardtop and a black soft top. Exterior equipment includes a power antenna, front fog lamps, and chrome trim on the bumpers and wheel arches. Close-up photographs of the finish and trim are presented in the gallery below.
Chrome-finished 15? Gullideckel alloy wheels are mounted with 205/65 Michelin Defender T+H tires. A full-sized spare is stored in the trunk.
The cabin features Palomino (274) leather upholstery on the seats as well as matching carpets and door panels, a contrasting upper dashboard, and burled wood trim. The car features an a Kenwood AM/FM/CD stereo, and additional equipment includes automatic climate control, cruise control, a lockable glovebox, a folding center armrest, central locking, and power windows. The air conditioning system was serviced in July 2019, with work including a system recharge and replacement of the evaporator, expansion valve, receiver drier unit, and seals. The cruise control amplifier was also replaced at that time.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel frames a 170-mph speedometer, a tachometer with an inset clock, and auxiliary gauges. The six-digit odometer shows 71k miles.The 5.5-liter M117 V8 was factory rated at 227 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque. The fan clutch was replaced in July 2019, and other work performed at that time included servicing the coolant control valve.
Power is sent to to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission. Additional underside photographs can be seen in the gallery below.
Decoding the data plate reveals the following information:
- 172 – Anthracite Grey Metallic
- 262 – Elimination of rear-end spoiler
- 274 – Palomino leather
- 442 – Airbag in steering wheel
- 494 – Version for the California market
- 506 – Heated exterior mirrors; power-adjustable right-side mirror
- 519 – Becker Grand Prix cassette stereo
- 531 – Power antenna
- 551 – Anti-theft warning system
- 581 – Automatic climate control
- 806 – Model year 1986
- The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists registration history in California from its first entry in August 1991.
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