1986 Mercedes-Benz 500-Series 2 Dr Convertible
Timeless elegance is having a 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL in its correct colors and original motor, while also having all the right recent major servicing to keep this a rolling symbol of elegance. That's what makes you fall in love with this car. This is one of the best vehicles for someone who appreciates timeless sophistication with just a hint of flash. The factory-correct Champagne Metallic is understated in its elegance, but it has a shine that nicely complements the mirror-like factory chrome bumpers. It also helps that the body retains its crisp and creased appearance, so all of the bodylines flow uninterrupted over smooth and even panels. Today this quality is also about representing one of the best cars of its era. Very few companies could build a convertible without worrying about safety regulations. Mercedes built their cars so robustly that the R107 exceeded these standards, and they did it elegantly without an unsightly roll bar. It was the go-to driver for celebrities, dignitaries, and the wealthy because the sleek lines hid a full-size interior and usable trunk that was perfect for any road trip. The tan interior has a nice coordinating hue against the champagne exterior, so it's the exact kind of tone you want to set for a premium convertible like this. Plus, there's plenty of real leather and wood to enrich the atmosphere. This has all the right grand touring driving features like power windows, power locks, power steering, an anti-theft system, cruise control, and provisions for automatic climate control. And people who know the R107 SLs will be thrilled to see the original Becker Grand Prix AM/FM/cassette stereo still in place. As we mentioned before, Mercedes was at the forefront of safety, and so this classic has modern features like a driver airbag, high-mounted third brake light, and anti-lock brakes. And while the R107 is the perfect vehicle to keep open to the world, if you feel like buttoning it all up, this example has two nice options. You can use the soft top any time the weather catches you in a pinch, and the color-matched hard top gives this a coupe-like profile. Under the hood is the original numbers-matching 5.6-liter V8 motor that produced about the same power as the contemporary Rolls-Royces. On the road, the R107 has a similar level of elegance as the chassis feels like a comfortable grand touring machine. Plus, we have the receipts to show you that the motor mounts and four-speed automatic transmission were replaced earlier this year to help ensure a smooth driving experience. And because this 560SL also has performance car features like the four-wheel disc brakes and a fully-independent suspension, it has always been in a class all its own. After all, few cars can match its perfect balance of elastic comfort in a tight-handling package. Premium motoring is always in style, and this SL is that ideal way to make elegance affordable. Don't miss this deal, call today!