Bang for Buck: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

It must be a conspiracy. That is the only logical reason that the R107 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class (1971-1989) cars are so cheap. Nothing else this fancy, well-built, sexy, Euro, and 2-door is this cheap. Today’s example is the baddest of the bad — the 560SL, which means you get a drop-top with a 5.6 liter V8 offered for the price of the average VW Beetle. I don’t get it. I’m happy about it as someone who wants to buy one…but I don’t get it. Find this 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL offered for $16,500 in Venice, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

1986 Mercedes 560 SL
condition: excellent
cryptocurrency ok
fuel: gas
odometer: 115000
paint color: custom
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: convertible
Selling my cherished 1986 Mercedes 560SL as I’m moving back to the East Coast.

This car has had 3 owners (I believe), regular services and part upgrades. Recent upgrades include:

Entirely new brake system.

Stereo upgrade

Water pump and oil filter replacement

yearly service

Electrical system maintenance and repair

Starts first time, every time, never been in an accident and looks AMAZING. Engine has tons of power left in.

Serious offers only.

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