NO RESERVE - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL LHD


  • 5.6-litre V8
  • Automatic transmission
  • Handsome specification
  • Removable hardtop

The Appeal

The 560SL was never sold in Europe, but was endlessly popular in the United States. As such, examples on this side of the pond are much rarer than their Euro-spec cousins. So they’re a great way to enjoy the usual R107 refinement and quality, but with an engine that is way beyond the norm for these shores.

This example is in an attractive specification and, with a little work, would make for a wonderful way to cruise around this summer. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1987
  • US specification vehicle
  • US title document
  • EU import documentation
  • All VAT and import duties paid
  • 159,194 miles indicated
  • Owner’s handbook and a few invoices for work completed

The Interior

  • Palomino leather upholstery 
  • Beige carpets and floor mats are in pretty good order, with some minor stains and marks to the boot carpet
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically operated passenger door mirror, both door mirrors are heated
  • Original Becker ‘Mexico Grand Prix’ radio
  • Automatic climate control
  • Wood veneer adorns the dash and centre console, with some UV damage and cracking showing
  • The headlining of the removable hardtop looks to be in fine fettle, with no sagging or damage we could discern
  • Overall, the cabin is in good, usable condition with wear and tear commensurate with the mileage and age

The Exterior

  • Black paintwork looks to be in quite nice condition for the age, with a decent shine
  • There are some blemishes, marks, a couple of minor dents and some blistering and bubbling in a few places
  • Overall, the bodywork looks to be in good, solid condition
  • US specification bumpers and lights, included high-level rear brake light
  • Black fabric roof is in good working order, with some marks and scuffs to the material
  • All of the brightwork shows nicely, with some wear and minor marks
  • Underneath, the floors and drivetrain appear to be solid and mostly corrosion free, although we did not holes in one of the floor pans as well as to one of the sills
  • Original 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Removable hardtop appears to be in good order, with no notable damage we could see

The Mechanics

  • 5,547cc naturally aspirated V8
  • Automatic transmission
  • The engine bay presents very well, looking clean and tidy with no signs of leaks or damage we could identify


The legendary R107 SL is popular for a reason – the simple ooze quality and have a truly timeless aesthetic. This handsome example just needs a little work to bring it back to its best.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 560SL Convertible 5.6L V8
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 159,194 Miles
  • Engine size 5547
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Schiedam
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands

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