Price: - Item location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 500-Series
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 560SL
  • Year: 1989
  • Mileage: 175,179
  • VIN: WDBBA48DXKA093285
  • Color: Flint Gray
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1989 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 560SL

This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is a fully loaded roadster that still delivers famous luxury and performance, even nearly 30 years later. These cars were built in an era when engineers ruled Mercedes-Benz, and were built up to a standard, not down to a price. As a result, they're rugged, reliable, comfortable cars that will last virtually forever given proper maintenance, and the experience of driving one is unlike any other. And the funny thing is, most folks don't even realize what a massive bargain these cars are, so you can park it in your driveway and all the neighbors will be abuzz wondering when you won the lottery.

By 1989, the last year of R107 SL production, Mercedes pretty much had the SL perfected, and there's definitely something to be said about Mercedes quality; your $65,000 in 1989 purchased one heck of an automobile. The gaps are precise, the doors open and close with precision now that they've been properly exercised, and the paint is in great shape. The car's overall condition is excellent condition with only a few signs of use and all the rubber remains pliable. Flint Gray will never go out of style, which can probably be said for the entire car, and thanks to that legendary build quality, you don't have to worry about it wearing out its welcome anytime soon.
The blue bucket seats were trimmed in high quality leather that is both durable and comfortable. Showing a nice patina that reflects the car's age and mileage, the interior is inviting and comfortable enough for a cross-country tour. All SLs were strictly two-seaters, with intimate accommodations that make even the passenger feel special, and while there's a rear package shelf. A comprehensive array of gauges keep an eye on the mechanicals, and you're coddled with luxury features like climate control, power windows, and beautiful burled walnut trim that's real wood, not plastic. The convertible top looks fair and will need replacing soon, and stows easily under a hard tonneau, and a matching hardtop is included. There's also a trunk that's finished to a higher standard than many cars' interiors.
The final evolution of the SL received the biggest, most powerful engine to date, a 5.6 liter SOHC V8. Power delivery is smooth and seamless, with a fat torque curve that moves the roadster with the ease of an electric motor. A pleasant, bubbly idle and a great V8 rumble are the ideal soundtrack, just enough to let you know that there's still some sports car DNA running through its veins. The engine bay in this SL shows signs of proper maintenance and everything works as it should. It starts easily, idles well, and moves like a German Mustang with endless reserves of torque. The 4-speed automatic clicks through the gears, the suspension is supple without losing its poise, and the steering box, front end, and brakes are robust enough to last another 30 years if you look after them.

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