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Lot 208 - 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Roadster

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££15,930

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2015
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Lot Number 208
Reg. Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number WDB 107048 1A 060195 8
Year 1987
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Description

Manufactured by Mercedes since 1954, the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster is a great sportscar. The designation SL derives from the German Sport Leicht (or Sport Lightweight), and was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred to as the ‘Gullwing’. All updated 86-89 models have the advantages of the more modern 4 pot brakes, larger discs, and suspension derived from the W124 sedan. The body itself is built with a modern paint system designed to improve protection from rust. However this was not effective as models still continued to rust especially around the wheel arches, sills, jacking points, floor and front wings; especially the drill holes on which the mudflaps are mounted and the sides facing the engine bay. The 560SL was only sold in the USA, Canada, Japan, and Australia to compensate the reduced output of the 5.0L due to the stricter emission laws in these markets.

This Californian 1987 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL Roadster (with hard- and soft-top) is a R107-US version and has only covered 48,000 miles from new. It comes with all sets of keys, its handbook as well as further documentation.

This is a full option car in beautiful condition; the paint is mostly original, it has never been restored, and would represent for any buyer a superb investment for the future at a relatively small outlay.
 

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