1986 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 560SL 75K Miles Excellent Condition! NEW PIX RECORDS

Price: US $22,995.00 Item location: Bridgehampton, New York, United States
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • SubModel: 560SL
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 560SL
  • Year: 1986
  • Mileage: 74,295
  • VIN: WDBBA48D8GA037062
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 5.6L V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: --, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Convertible
  • Interior color: Black
  • Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
  • Options: --, CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1986 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 560SL

Rare Hamptons survivor with almost all original paint (one door was replaced after a parking lot dent) and very rare and expensive kinder seat and seat belts to make this a four seater.
Began its life outside New York before going to Annapolis Maryland and then sold to a gentleman who took it to Florida where it enjoyed 22 years of single ownership. Brought to the Hamptons as a summer car by the present owner. Pioneer CD with aux plug for phone that allows music to be played from a Smart Phone. Vastly superior to the tinny Becker cassette that came with the car. (Everybody seems to agree as most 560SLs have updated stereos.) Newer underdash speakers provide state of the art sound, befitting a car of this stature.
Pampered and driven sparingly in good weather only. New soft top with crystal clear windows and no folding marks of any kind. Thousands in receipts from maintenance and minor repairs. Current owner overhauled the front end to make it crisp in all areas of handling. Drives like a new car. Transmission shifts smoothly with none of the "shudder" that plagues attention-needing SLs. No clunk into reverse, for example. Tires are recent, brakes, fluids and all necessary maintenance up to date. A/C requires a charge to blow cold, but all HVAC otherwise operating flawlessly.
Though I doubt they have ever been turned on, the car has the rare heated seats option. Nice on a brisk autumn night before putting the car away for the winter.
Hard top included.
Dash is smooth and crack free. Center console wood is shiny and crack free, a common trouble area. And the side door interior panels are only slightly wavy. (Most look like Peter Falk's face) All indications that the car has been garaged all its life.
The drivers seat has the customary wear to the back bolster, otherwise the leather is crack free and shows nicely. (Soft and supple not rock hard from sun and over applications of leather products.) Proper care is evident throughout the car.
Recent New York inspection passed effortlessly. For those not aware, the NY inspection is a tough one. measuring among other things, tire tread, brake pad and rotor life and for most vehicles, emissions.
Car is rust free, owing to its extended life in southern climates. Paint meter backs up originality.
No wheel rash.
Tight, right and ready for a new home. Ask any questions, test drive if you are in the vicinity or send a third party to examine at any time. Or can be taken to the local Southampton Mercedes Benz dealer for an independent inspection and assessment at the buyer's expense.
All photographs shown were taken in Florida, but the car is currently in Bridgehampton, New York. Fly in, drive home with no issues.
Let's talk a moment about pricing. You know these cars are priced all over the place. Some are $5,000 and need $25,000 in work. Not wise. Others have 10,000 or 20,000 miles and are $60,000 to $70,000. Ironically those are better buys as long as the market keeps creeping up. But remember, you are DRIVING THE VALUE DOWN when you add miles to extremely low mileage cars. That's why the sweet spot, in my opinion, is in the middle. Cars with under 100K miles (in this case well under) that are in exceptional condition but priced far under the trailer queens and about what it would cost to make a cheap one roadworthy. These middle of the market cars don't depreciate. They stay about the same. That's the intelligent money.
A note about my feedback: I am a long time Ebay seller who has sold 6 cars on Ebay with no repercussions. I also trade in vintage watches. A watch buyer who Ebay warned me was likely a scammer has posted my one negative comment. He had two foreign addresses and Ebay advised not to send the watch. I immediately refunded his money but he was not happy and hence the one scar. Thanks for your interest.