NO RESERVE - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (LHD)

Photos provided by the vendor


  • US Specification, rare in Europe
  • 5.6 Litre V8
  • Hard top included

The Appeal 

This very cool Mercedes is a fresh USA import, and is an ideal base for restoration or running as a retro car with a lot of patina and character. All duties and VAT have been paid and import paperwork completed. This car is ready to register and enjoy or restore. Packed with character, lots of originality and a brilliant retro feel. 

The History and Paperwork 

  • Vehicle has extensive history and documentation
  • The vehicle is a USA specification car and has spent its life in Maryland, USA before being imported
  • It currently has a USA title and European import documents
  • Lots of receipts for work and servicing carried out in the USA
  • Original service book, Pre-delivery inspection and warranty documentation from a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Marlow Heights, MD
  • Mileage over the years has been well reported and the car appears to have a genuine 186,061 miles, which may sound a lot, however these engines were very low-stress and it should have plenty more miles left in it with proper care and servicing going forwards
  • The vendor notes that this car requires some mechanical attention before it can be enjoyed, otherwise they believe it to be in good order

The Interior

  • Interior appears to be complete
  • It does have blemishes and defects, including (dried out) cracks in the dashboard leather, peeling wood trim and needs a very good clean, however it is an ideal candidate for restoration with everything complete and present
  • The grey leather seats are in nice condition, and look very fresh and clean, with only some damage to the driver's bolster
  • The matched grey leather door trims also appear to be in good shape with everything present and as it should be, only minor TLC and cleaning required
  • The carpets are all present and are in moderate condition, requiring a good clean
  • Included is the original safety equipment and first-aid kit which is a nice touch 
  • Full size spare is present 
  • This interior is very retro and is an excellent example of the colour schemes and feel of the era, a nice original example of the marque with character by the bucket-load

The Exterior 

  • The paint is colour 122 Pearl Grey Metallic. 
  • A very cool car, the lovely Mercedes SL shape is sure to please and it is wearing a very nice patina on the grey paint
  • The brightwork and trims carry the same original feel and patina as the rest of the vehicle. A lot of the dulling on the brightwork should be easily remedied with a good polish if desired
  • All of the exterior glass appears to be free of any major blemishes or cracks and are in nice original condition
  • The square under-bumper driving lamps look very imposing and complete the retro looks perfectly 
  • Soft top and hard top included
  • The hard top has perfectly matching patina on the paintwork, a real gem of an addition that perfectly compliments the car's character and history
  • Overall, a car that is bursting with character

The Mechanics 

  • 5.6L V8 - the most powerful engine installed in an R107 SL
  • Automatic gearbox


This car has weathered very nicely, picking up a stunning patina over the years and is clearly a car that could tell some stories! A perfect candidate for some restoration, it's a rare car in Europe and sure to turn heads wherever it goes.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model 560SL
  • Colour Pearl Grey
  • Odometer 186,061 Miles
  • Engine size 5600
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Schiedam
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands

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