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1986 Mercedes-Benz (R107) 560SL
This 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (R107) is a three-owner example of Mercedes’ iconic R107 SL, having remained in Melbourne its whole life. It is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.6-litre V8 engine which outputs 167kW/389Nm to the rear wheels. This powertrain is mated to a four-speed automatic transmission in this instance. The car currently shows 279,577km on its odometer.
The Mercedes-Benz SL is the German brand’s second-longest-running nameplate, having been introduced through the iconic 300SL in the late 1950s. Back then the SL built its name on sports car grand touring through events such as the Mille Miglia. It garnered worldwide appeal after its third-generation R107 model which found fans primarily in the US market. The R107 also commanded respect in Australia for its high-end finishings, strong powertrains, and reliable build quality. The R107 represents the first time a V8 was fitted to the SL, and in range-topping 560SL specification it features the flagship 5.6-litre V8 powertrain. More than the engine the R107 model combined equal parts sport and luxury to create the most well-rounded SL to date, but also took learnings from the rest of the range, including an S-Class-rivalling interior.
This SL’s specification pairs silver exterior paintwork with dark blue interior upholstery. The outside of the car is also highlighted by chrome trimmings, while the cabin features burl woodgrain inlays. There have been no aftermarket modifications made to the car’s original specification. It rides on a set of period correct 15-inch Gullideckel wheels in silver, which come wrapped in Goodyear Duraplus tyres.
Built new in Germany and complied in Australia in June 1986, this 560SL was delivered new by Worrells Toorak and has remained in Melbourne throughout its entire life. The current owner has been custodian of the vehicle for the last 3 months and has run out of space for more cars. For much of the car’s servicing it was taken back to Worrells Mercedes; the last full service was completed eleven months ago. The seller mentions that the vehicle is mechanically sound and the roof operates as it should. The seller does note to bring it up to concourse standard the vehicle would benefit from an oil leak to the rear main seal being attended to, having some bulbs replaced, having the vacuum function behind the rear seat reattached, rear boot key barrel being replaced and believes that the odometer may need attention.
Exterior condition of this 560SL appears in fine condition overall, considering the car’s mileage. The silver paintwork and chrome detailing shows no overt deterioration, aside from what appears to the beginnings of surface rust around the roof cowl. Some panels have been resprayed over the years and the cross member has had some repair. The paint retains nice light reflection, however some minor dints and stone chips are noted on the front of the car and passenger-side quarter panel. All four wheels display in great condition without curb rash.
The leather upholstery inside the cabin shows in good condition, given the age of the vehicle. No obvious signs of wear and tear are identified on the seats, aside from the normal creasing commensurate with use. The woodgrain inlays appear to have held up well over the years, and the blue carpeting appears to be in nice condition. Door cards, dashboard, and instrumentation show in fine condition.
This car will be supplied with accompanying documentation.
To the best of the sellers knowledge, this listing is accurate and not misleading in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria under a club permit. There are no security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.
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