1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL Sedan 4-Door 5.6L V8
Price: - Item location: Corvallis, Oregon, United States
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 500-Series
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 268,000
- VIN: WDBCA39E9KA454950
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 5.6L 5547CC V8 GAS SOHC Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
- Options: heated seats, electric seats, memory seats, climate control, adjustable horn volume, reclining rear seats, heated rear seats, spare and tools included, new spare tire, High Mileage Award, Cassette Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1989 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series Base Sedan 4-DoorIn the late-80s, the heaviest of heavy-hitters was the Mercedes-Benz S-class, with the dramatic 560 SEL long-wheelbase sedan at the very top of the hierarchy. Luxury machines like this very attractive black on black 1989 example could hammer the Autobahn all day at triple-digit speeds, coddling their occupants like no other car in the world. For a car that cost the equivalent of more than $100,000 when it was new, this is a great way to get incredible luxury at an incredible discount. Few cars have a more commanding road presence than an S-class Mercedes, and youll have no trouble cruising through traffic with this handsome sedan. Original paint, and it goes to show you what the best paint in the world can deliver, because it still looks great. Of course, some of that is probably thanks to enthusiastic owners.
In typical German fashion, the design is restrained and the clean lines minimize the cars size, but theres no denying that this is a lot of sheetmetal hammering down the road. A few bits of chrome, like the surround for the window opening emphasizes the cars best attributes, and theres just no mistaking the big 3-pointed star up front that moves lesser traffic out of the way like a snow plow. Yes, its 26 years old and there are a few wrinkles here and there, but even a middle-aged Muhammad Ali was still formidable. Inside, the S-class got every luxury and convenience item Mercedes engineers could imagine in 1989. Power tan leather buckets are firm and supportive and in shockingly good condition considering the age and mileage on this heavy cruiser. Gorgeous door panels feature different materials and shapes that helped Mercedes break out of its cold, impersonal interior look, and the burled walnut on the center console warms it up inside nicely. Big, clear instruments are similar to those Mercedes always offered, and theres a massive stereo system.
Heated seats, automatic climate control, power windows, and a giant trunk are all included, making this a first-class luxury liner. The 5.6 liter V8 under the hood is one of Mercedes most reliable units, capable of running for hundreds of thousands of miles with little more than basic maintenance. Torquey and smooth, it moves the big sedan with the effortless ease of an electric motor, and the relentless push of torque makes it feel like it could accelerate forever. Beautifully maintained, the engine bay is spotless, from the big aluminum air cleaner lid to all the hoses and wires that comprise what was, at the time, the worlds most technically advanced automobile. Obviously, someone loved this one and the maintenance means that its still bulletproof reliable today. Its the same deal underneath, where theres a 4-speed automatic with syrupy smooth shifts and a fully independent suspension that soaks up bumps like a hovercraft.
I've owned this car for almost two years now and adore it! It's durab;e, reliable, and surprisingly affordable to keep running compared to other cars I've owned. This car was my dream car as a child, and I hope that I can make yours come true too.
PleaseBuy my Mercedes and give it a good life.