1985 Mercedes-Benz SL

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Mileage 
    152 000 km / 94 449 mi
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    51177507
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic

Description

This classic car is for sale on Catawiki. To have more information or to place a bid click on the "BID NOW" button. .Wonderful example of the rare Mercedes 560SL. After nearly 10 years of existence, Mercedes decided to equip its flagship cruiser with the biggest V8 they had in house: the result is a 2-seater convertible with a 5.6l engine, pushing never-ending torque through the rear wheels only. Better than coffee to wake you up.

(This car went through a restoration in 2009 - see below for more details. Private seller.)

Drivetrain:
-Engine runs strong and starts right up.
-Powerful and elegant V8 sound.
-Recently replaced at a Belgian Mercedes Dealership: fuel system, rear shocks, brakes and battery.
-Only driven on sunny weekends.

Exterior:
-Paint looks INCREDIBLE (see pictures for the mirror finish),
-Very beautiful shade of light metallic blue. Stunning colour for a convertible.

Interior:
-Blue leather interior in lovely condition.
-Always stored inside.
-Very clean interior without any sun damages (rare!).

Documents & history:
-The 560 SL never existed in Europe.
-This car was specially imported from the USA 12 years ago.
-Now registered in Belgium as an oldtimer for the last 10 years.
-One elderly owner for since 7 years.
-Complete Carfax documented from 1989 till 2009,
-Belgian CarPass documented from 2010 till 2020.
-Never badly crashed, only a light front damage is reported in the Carfax in 1989, although repaired at very high standards given the car’s value at the time.

Restoration:
The car had 145.000mi when it was exported from the USA in 2009. Arriving in Europe, it went through a full restoration in the Netherlands at a Mercedes specialist, where the tacho was replaced with a unit of 51.000miles, among many other things (paint correction, engine, soft top, fluids, radiators, carpets, ...) Today, the tacho shows 58.000 miles. The total mileage of the car is thus 152.000mi, with only 7.000mi since restoration.
The mileage is 100% documented by the Carfax and Carpass.

Investment:
-It is a beautiful and straight example of the powerful 560 SL.
-A strong investment opportunity: converting the car to EU bumpers & headlights would skyrocket its value to 40.000€
-This car's value is rising every year, so place your bets while you can.

You are welcome to come and see the car in Belgium. The car is stored at a secured location (appointments preferred).