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1986 Mercedes SL – Perfect

Year: 1986
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: 560SL
VIN: WDBBA48D2GA046601
Price: $24,900 $19,900

A Like-new 1986 Mercedes 560SL

Mercedes hit a home run with this final series in its famous SL line, and our showroom-fresh 560SL demonstrates why:

  • 2 owners
  • 62,000 documented original miles
  • All recommended service intervals completed
  • Hard top and soft top;
  • Great styling;
  • Unsurpassed comfort;
  • Plenty of trunk room; and
  • Grand touring performance.

This car looks almost like it left the Mercedes factory last week!  

For those enjoying decoding vehicles, this car’s VIN is: WDBBA48D2GA046601

A Great Grand Touring Sports Car

  • Paint, Underside and Engine Compartment

The car was finished in the very attractive Signal Red and it sports both a matching Pagoda removable hardtop as well as a black canvas (as original) convertible top.  There is a high-quality hardtop stand for use when the top is off the car.

The frame and underside of the car appear free of rust.

The engine compartment is clean and suggests that this car has rarely encountered wet or dusty roads.

  • Interior and Top

The fawn-colored leather trimmed seats are in extremely good condition without any splits or holes.  The door panels and dash pad look equally nice.  Unusual for these cars, the wood dash trim all looks like new.

The removable hardtop is finished in the same Signal Red color as the car and looks like new, as does its headliner.

The black convertible top is canvas and in very good condition.

  • Engine

This car has the powerful 5.6 liter V-8 engine made for the 560SL series.    The engine starts right up and runs as it should—strong and fast!

  • Transmission The 4-speed automatic transmission shifts properly and smoothly enabling an enjoyable ride around town or out into the country.
  • Tires, Brakes, Luxury and Monitoring Systems

This SL has 4 Firestone 205/65R15 tires that have most of their tread remaining, as well as a spare.  

The power ABS disc brakes on all four wheels bring the car to a rapid and safe stop.

The list of luxury/safety features includes:

  • AM/FM radio with power antenna
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows
  • Air conditioning (not working), with climate control
  • Soft and hard tops

The SL has a modern radio installed, but the original Becker Grand Prix radio will also go with the car.

The dash and all of the wood on this SL is in excellent condition.

There is nothing to surpass a Mercedes for Quality

When one sees and drives this very low-mileage 560 SL it becomes apparent why this series was a hit for 18 years.  “Solid”, “comfortable” and “reliable” best describe this sports car.  This series is set to become the next generation of Mercedes SLs that experience value appreciation, particularly a SL in this condition and popular color.

Accordingly, this 560SL car represents not just a great driving experience but likely a sound investment as well.  However good the investment, the joy of driving this quality machine is what really counts.