Mercedes-Benz R 107 560 SL Roadster
- Original 32.400 miles from new
- Excellent original condition
- Incl. fresh service and TÜV
|Interior:||Leather | cremébeige|
|Price:||52.500, - € (incl. 19% VAT)|
* Fuel consumption: (DIN 70030) 12,8 L Super determined at 3/4 of maximum speed, maximum of 110 km / h below surcharge of 10% (factory specification)
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The Mercedes-Benz R 107 560 SL Roadster
The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top and optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench. The SLC (C107) derivative was a 2-door hardtop coupe with normal rear seats. The SLC is commonly referred to as an 'SL coupe', and this was the first time that Mercedes-Benz had based a coupe on an SL roadster platform rather than on a saloon, replacing the former saloon-based 280/300 SE coupé in Mercedes lineup. The SLC was replaced earlier than the SL, with the model run ending in 1981, with a much larger model, the 380 SEC and 500SEC based on the new S class. Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350 SL, started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars; the 350 SLC followed in October. The early 1971 350SL are very rare and were available with an optional 4 speed fluid coupling automatic gearbox. In addition, the rare 1971 cars were fitted with Bosch electronic fuel injection. Sales in North America began in 1972, and cars wore the name 350 SL, but had a larger 4.5L V8 with 3 speed auto (and were renamed 450 SL for model year 1973); the big V8 became available on other markets with the official introduction of the 450 SL/SLC on non-North American markets in March 1973. US cars sold from 1972 through 1975 used the Bosch D Jetronic fuel injection system, an early electronic engine management system. From July 1974 both SL and SLC could also be ordered with a fuel-injected 2.8L straight-6 as 280 SL and SLC. US models sold from 1976 through 1979 used the Bosch K Jetronic system, an entirely mechanical fuel injection system. All US models used the 4.5 liter engine, and were called 450 SL/SLC. In September 1977 the 450 SLC 5.0 joined the line. This was a homologation version of the big coupé, featuring a new all-aluminum five-liter V8, aluminum alloy bonnet and boot-lid, and a black rubber rear spoiler, along with a small front-lip spoiler. The 450SLC 5.0 was produced in order to homologate the SLC for the 1978 World Rally Championship. Finally, a more powerful version was available from the factory, from 1986 to 1989, the 560 SL. It was exclusive to the USA, Japanese and Australian markets.
Upon arrival in the US, this 560 SL was subjected to inspection on April 27, 1989. Only in December 1989 was a buyer for the SL. George E. Jacob acquired the 560 SL for $ 65,780 and took over the car on December 13, 1989 in Florida. According to this Carfax report and maintenance booklet, it can be seen that the car was regularly brought to the maintenance service in Florida until January 2013. Then the sale to Georgia to a dealer who resells the car to Colorado in the same month. The documented mileage is only 31,131 mls. Until August 2016, the 560 SL remains in Colorado until it is resold and lands in Tennessee. From here, the 560 SL will later arrive in Europe, where this 560 SL is now being offered for sale by Mechatronik in an exceptional original condition.