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Auction: The Scottsdale Auction
was auctioned on: 17 January 2019
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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL VIN. WDBBA48D5GA041540

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Estimate: US$35,000 - US$45,000
Price realised:  US$20,160
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5,549cc SOHC V8 Engine Bosch Fuel Injection 225bhp at 5,200rpm 4-Speed Automatic Transmission 4-Wheel Independent Suspension 4-Wheel Disc Brakes *Well restored 80's classic *Offered with hard top, books and tools *Powerful and elegant SL *Mercedes-Benz ''the best or nothing'' THE MERCEDES-BENZ R107 When Mercedes redesigned its famed SL in 1971, there was a lot of equity behind it – after all, when the incomparable 300SL Coupe and Roadster were built fewer than 20 years before, they set the world on fire. The next-generation 230/250/280SL in 1963 brought Mercedes' sports car down to Earth, replacing both the incredible 300SL and four-cylinder 190SL. For the next SL, Mercedes started with the chassis of the mid-size "W114/115" model and added the motors from the large "W116" S-Class. The result was a luxurious V8 Convertible that ended up being the longest passenger car series ever produced by Mercedes to date. By the late 1980s - near the end of production - the third-generation Mercedes-Benz SL was somewhat dated. Although it had gotten various updates and new engines over the years, it was still fundamentally the same car Mercedes-Benz had introduced back in 1972. Despite its age, the final iteration, the 560SL, remained a prized automotive status symbol and an iconic part of the brand's lineup, until it was finally replaced by the all-new fourth-generation SL in 1990. THE MOTORCAR OFFERED Completed at the Mercedes-Benz Sindelfingen factory in December of 1985, this beautiful 560SL is believed to have been delivered new to the U.S. market. Generously optioned and equipped with both a soft and hardtop, this 560SL is indeed a sporty cruiser. The luxurious Mercedes-Benz has benefitted from much restoration and maintenance work by the European car specialists at Huber Restorations in Tulsa, OK, and remains in very good fettle. Finished in the appropriate Red color, this 560SL appears to be as luxurious as one would expect from an 80's ''star-car''. As such, this Mercedes-Benz is ideally suited for open top touring with nearly all the power and amenities of a modern car, yet uniquely elegant and stylish in a way only a classic Mercedes-Benz SL could capture.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: The Scottsdale Auction
Date of the auction: 17 Jan 2019
Address: Bonhams London
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