1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL Two-Top Roadster Immaculate Survivor Low Miles Rare

1987 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Two-Top Rare Survivor for sale in San Clemente, California, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: San Clemente, California, United States
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
SubModel: Two-Top Rare Survivor
Type: Convertible
Trim: Two-Top Rare Survivor
Year: 1987
Mileage: 77,389
VIN: WDBBA48D5HA071980
Color: White
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag
Options: Hardtop, Cassette Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1987

1987 Mercedes Benz 560SL Roadster

VIN #WDBBA48D5HA071980

77389 Miles



Hard-Top & Soft Top

Arctic White

(Code 147)

Gray Leather Interior

5.6 Liter V8



AM/FM Radio
Power Everything






Original Warranty Plate

Service Stamp Book

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Every once in a while I get an opportunity to sell an amazing collector car, one that is just getting ready to take off in value. These 560SL's from the late 80's are just that kind of future collectable. They were built back in the "traditional" era of Mercedes Benz, before all the computer driven systems were put in place. These cars from this era will be on the road long after the computer cars lose their support and end up in the salvage yard with all the old computers we throw away.

This car is being sold for a friend. My background with classic automobiles extends for over 40 years. I have built and restored many Corvettes and Porsches and am a member of numerous car clubs including PCA & NCRS. I have judged at various concour events in and around Southern CA. This is a stellar, turn-key automobile at the highest-level of restoration. This is a solid #1 condition vehicle that needs nothing and runs perfectly.

This is a One Owner Southern CA, US Marine/Engineer Owned Mercedes Benz. He is what I would classify as a car "freak" and a master at keeping a car maintained to perfection. This car does not look like it has ever spent a day of its life out in the light. He bought this Mercedes-Benz from Mission Viejo Imports Mercedes Benz in 1987. Everyday and night of its life has been spent in a garage; very little time out in the sun. He even covered it in the garage!!

The Exterior, Interior, Wheels and Under the Hood all look absolutely Brand New. There are no dings to this gorgeous automobile and zero signs of repaint to any panels. This vehicle is in absolutely flawless condition and needs nothing. There is an extensive book of records proving the mileage to be accurate.

An extensive list of all service records since the day they bought the car including the service booklet.

Body & Paint

The Body is simply a 10, not one flaw on it anywhere. I cannot find one ding or one scratch on this vehicle. The Paint is a 9.9 out of 10. Scratch that.. it is a 10. Every panel is flawless and original and has NEVER had any paint or body repair to the body. The factory original light orange peel matches from panel to panel all the way around the car. You simply will not find a body and paint as perfect as this car. It is almost impossible for me to imagine a car that has lived 30 years on this planet and not been damaged at least once, but it is not a stretch as the owner never used the car as a daily driver. This was simply a weekend, special occasion car, mostly driven by his wife.

The Chrome as well the Exterior Rubber and Trim is also a 10. The Chrome Factory Wheels are a 9.8 out of 10 and have no abrasions. The Glass is all original to the car and never been replaced.


The interior on this classic roadster is simply as nice as it gets, I would rate it a 9.5 out of 10. The carpets, mats, seats, dash, wood and door panels are all immaculate. This is as nice as it gets. You would think it was brand new. The seats are firm and comfortable, like new.


The mechanics on this car are perfect and the engine is smooth and responsive just like the day it was bought. They have continued to drive the car on a regular basis; starting it and driving it occasionally to keep it in top working order. The transmission shifts like it is brand new. The car drives down the road straight and true with no shimmy's, rattles or problems of any sort. Driving these SL's from this era is truly fun as they have that wonderful German road feel to them. The ride quality is superb as well it handles like a sports car should.


The Undercarriage is immaculate for a car that is now 30 years old, a true testament to a Southern California driven life. There are no signs of rust or leaks of any kind. All the suspension parts are like new and work to Mercedes specs. All the original undercoating and painted parts are as they came from the factory.

The radio works, the windows work perfectly, the wipers, the cruise control and every single system in this car works like the day it came out of the factory. The AC blows cold.

Look through some of the recent records and you will see within the last couple of miles the AC was evacuated and recharged, new front brakes, filters, oil, new seals in hard-top, front-end alignment, etc. The tires are like new Michelins MXV4's and appear to have 90% + tread remaining. This vehicle has been maintained to a very high standard by people that did not need to cut corners.

The car is turnkey, it needs nothing and is ready to go.

If you are looking for one of the finest examples on the planet from the final classic era of Mercedes Benz SL's, you just found it. These vehicles are just starting to be fully recognized for their quality and wonderful ride characteristics and have a long way to go in collector value.

The 560SL is THE ONE to own as it is the most elegant and reliable of the SL series, before and aft.

For additional information call Frank at 949-310-6262

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11-11 75805 Star Motors SJC $3746

Evac & Recharge AC System - Repaced AC Button Control

Replaced Climate Control Unit

New Air Filters

Front Brake Pads & Wear Sensors

Full Service, lube/oil filters 59-Point Safety & Maint. Inspect

New Power Steering Fluid

New Hard Top Seals - A Pillar Seals

Wiper Blades

New Shift Linkage Bushings

Front-end Alignment

01-12 75981 Star Motors - Replace Muffler Hangers $65

05-17 77275 Star Motors $1213

New Battery - Plastic Washer - Hood Insulation Pad, Various


The car is for sale locally and we reserve the right to cancel this auction at any time before the end of the auction. We do not have a Buy It Now Price listed.

The car will be made available for inspection by serious bidders throughout the auction. Please e-mail us if you would like to see the car. If you prefer, we can arrange to have a qualified, independent, professional mechanic perform a pre-purchase inspection for you (at your expense). It is the buyers responsibility to verifythat all of the sellers information and claims about the car are true and correct prior to the sale of the vehicle. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL AS A FORM OF PAYMENT. THIS IS TRUE FOR BOTH THE INITIAL DEPOSIT AS WELL AS THE FINAL PAYMENT.
Winning bidder must contact us within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. A $1000.00deposit is due within 48 hours of end of auction. The deposit can be made by cash (please do not mail cash!), bank check, cashier's check, or bank transfer (preferred). The remainder is due within 7d days of Auction end. The remaining balance must be made in the form of a bank transfer (preferred) Cashier'scheck, or bank check (all forms of payment subject to verification). PayPal will not be accepted as a form of payment for either the deposit or the final payment. If no contact is made within 24 hours we reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. Please arrange financing prior to bidding. Once the final balance has been paid, title transfer paperwork will be initiated.
Buyer is responsible for pickup or shipping of this vehicle. If you wish to have it shipped using a service, we will gladly cooperate, you can locate shippers by doing a search for "auto shippers”. We have relationships with both domestic and international shippers should you need some assistance.

This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to purchase based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Please Check My Feedback- I value my 100% positive rating, and will do my best to keep it.

The winning bidder should have the car insured from the time the final payment is made to us. Once final payment is made, we will exercise a generally accepted standard of care, but the buyer assumes all liability and risk once the final payment is made.
Before delivery of the vehicle, the winning bidder must provide a photocopy of a valid driver's license. Delivery is defined as the time at which physical possession of the car is transferred from us, the seller, to the buyer or the buyers' agent or chosen transport company.
If you are not sure about something, Please ASK. Do not assume anything not listed is included. We reserve the right to cancel bids for excessive negative feedback. We reserve the right to end the listing if the vehicle is no longer available for sale.

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