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1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL

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    Mon, Oct 02, 2023
    7:43 pm UTC
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  • ViewsEye outline15,167
  • LocationPin outlineMarine City, Michigan
Mileage185,644 Miles
Engine5.5-liter V8
Addenda and Errata

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The R107 generation of Mercedes-Benz SL was produced from 1971 to 1989, culminating in the range-topping 560 SL. This model was exclusively available in North American, Australian, and Japanese markets from 1986 to 1989. The 560 SL boasted a 5.5-liter V8 engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission, providing a smooth yet powerful driving experience. With the option of a removable hard top or soft top, the 560 SL can easily transform from a sophisticated coupe to a stylish roadster, allowing for a sense of automotive individualism. The timeless design of the R107 has made it an iconic style of its era and a classic that is widely cherished today, complete with the renowned virtues of Mercedes-Benz engineering excellence.


  • Finished in Diamond Blue Metallic (355) over a Royal Blue leather interior

  • Interior upgrades include a wood shift knob, wood trim added to the door panels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Chrome 15-inch “Gullideckel” wheels are perfectly accented by the additional chrome wheel arch trim

  • The color-matched factory hardtop transforms the car from an open roadster to a sleek coupe

  • The 5.5-liter V8 produces 227 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque, making it a wonderfully capable car, suitable for any adventure


The option plate shows the following:

  • 240 - Outside temperature indicator

  • 442 - Airbag in the steering wheel

  • 461 - Instrument with miles indicated and English legend

  • 491 - North American Version

  • 506 - Heated outside rearview mirror, left and right, electrically adjustable on the right

  • 519 - Becker Mexico Electronic Grand Prix radio USA 

  • 524 - Paintwork preservation

  • 531 - Automatic antenna

  • 543 - Sun visor with illuminated vanity mirror, left and right

  • 551 - Anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system 

  • 570 - Folding armrest, front

  • 581 - Automatic climate control 

  • 592 - Heat-insulating glass, all-round, with heated rear window pane

  • 744 - Dark Blue soft top fabric

Known Imperfections

  • The CARFAX Vehicle History Report shows an accident report on 30 August 1989, resulting in “severe damage” with no further explanation

  • The CARFAX also shows “Structural inspection performed after an accident or other incident” with “Structural damage reported” on 14 April 2003 with no further details

  • The rubber seal on the bottom of the hard top shows signs of wear

  • Antenna rubber seal is deteriorated

  • Split rubber on the left rear wheel arch trim


  • Brochure

  • Service invoices

  • Two keys 

  • 1987 PPG paint chart

Ownership History

The accompanying CARFAX Vehicle History Report places this 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL in South Dakota, Arizona, California, and Arkansas, before being relocated to Michigan in 2018 by its current owner.

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle.

Contact: Craig Zimmerman   Phone: 586.707.5811  email:


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