BaT Auction: 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is finished in Astral Silver Metallic with a blue soft top over a blue leather interior and shows 120k miles. The car was purchased new in Florida and moved to New York in 1997, where it has been registered since. Power is from a 5.6-liter V8 paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission. Maintenance records are said to date from new and cover a transmission rebuild in 2010 at 118k miles as well as new timing chain guides and engine mounts installed in July 2018. This R107 is offered with a color-matched factory hard top, original window sticker and bill of sale, factory literature, a Carfax, and a clean New York title.
The body is finished in Astral Silver Metallic, and the Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage. A correct blue replacement soft top was installed in 2010, which is detailed in the 160+ photo gallery below along with the silver-painted hard top.
A walk-around and engine-start video can be viewed above. This R107 retains OEM 15″ wheels, which were fitted with new 205/65 series Kumho Solus TA11 tires in 2017. Each corner is also highlighted in the gallery. A video demonstrating the factory electric antenna is shown here.
The blue leather seat upholstery is accented with a blue dashboard and carpeting along with burl wood veneers. A factory Becker Grand Prix radio remains mounted in the center stack. The mechanical odometer shows 120k miles, which is corroborated by the Carfax report below.
The 5.6-liter V8 sends power to the rear wheels through a 4-speed automatic transmission. Notable maintenance is said to have included a transmission rebuild at 118k miles in 2010, new valve cover gaskets in 2017, and replacement of the timing chain guides, engine mounts, and oil in July 2018.
Additional undercarriage photos are displayed in the gallery below.
Service records reportedly date back to new, and the original window sticker and bill of sale are also included in the sale along with the factory books and supplements shown in the gallery.
The accident-free Carfax reports New York registration since 1997 along with consistent odometer readings and a number of service history records.
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