1989 MERCEDES 560 SL
1989 Mercedes 560 SL currently used as a daily driver.
Strong engine and transmission.
Service up to date by previous owner.
Minor cosmetics will need attention.
Overall a very nice driver.
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand touring car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954.
The designation SL derives from the German Sportlich-Leicht, (English: Sport Lightweight).
The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market, which remains the primary market for the vehicles.
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 560 SL was only sold in the USA, Canada, Japan, and Australia to compensate the reduced output of the 5.0-litres due to the stricter emission laws in these markets. [WIKIPEDIA]