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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL


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Metallic green, as we saw from the two cars I highlighted yesterday, was quite popular in the 1990s. However, by the time the late 1980s rolled around, green was already becoming a common addition in manufacturers spec sheets. I remember my parents buying one of the last third generation Honda Accord LX-i sedans off the dealer lot in Monterey Green Metallic, a sort of light green metallic that Honda would create variations from over the course of the coming years. This 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL in Blue Green Metallic is not far off from the color on my parent’s Honda, and is one of my favorite colors for a late model R107 behind black and Signal Red. This example for sale in North Carolina has had a few minor mishaps in its history as discussed by the owner, but has very low mileage and looks no worse for wear.

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Year: 1989
Model: 560SL
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 22,640 mi
Price: $39,999 Buy It Now

I am selling this car for a long time friend. He bought this beautiful 560SL on February 2, 1989 for his wife. She has driven it very infrequently and only in nice weather. It has been garage kept it’s entire life. Prior to us putting it up for sale, it has been gone through and anything that needed attention was repaired or replaced. Maintenance is up to date and it needs absolutely nothing. The car was then sent out to one of the high end detail shops in the Charlotte area and thoroughly detailed to a very high level. The car is absolutely beautiful inside and out! I seriously doubt there is a nicer one available.

All original purchase documents are present including bill of sale and window sticker. Complete and up to date service history. Hardtop includes cover and stand. The fabric top is in incredibly great condition! The color on the window sticker is noted as Blue Green Metallic and the interior is Creme Beige Leather. The canvas top is Dark Brown. Original MSRP was $64,230.00.

In the interest of full disclosure, the car has been involved in 2 incidents to where some repairs to the car were required. Both were very minor and no evidence of either exists today. In fact, neither are noted on Carfax or Autocheck but, the owner is an extremely honest individual and felt it necessary to make a potential buyer aware of both. The first incident happened in August 1989 and involved the right front corner, total repair cost was $1,702.80 (parts = $783.81, Labor = $879.80 and tax was $39.19). It’s hard to tell from the repair order (b/c the handwriting is hard to read) but, it doesn’t appear any body panels were replaced, the bumper (and parts), grill were replaced and otherwise looks to be mostly cosmetic in nature. The other incident was in October 1996 and involved the rear bumper. Total repair cost was $1,506.02; the rear bumper and a tail light lens were replaced ($747.00 material/parts, $723.20 labor and $35.82 tax). I have copies of both repair orders.

Inspections are welcomed and encouraged, at buyers expense. I reserve the right to end this auction w/o notice b/c it is also for sale locally.

For years I wondered when they would gain traction in the market, but it seems the 560SL’s time has come with collectors, with good examples pushing $40,000. We saw a similar, low mileage 1989 560SL sell for $40,000 last October. This car is priced similarly, but I tend to think given the minor mishaps in its history and a color that might not be to everyone’s liking will hold it back a little bit.



  1. Brad
    Brad June 27, 2015

    Thank heaven the wife drove it as little as she did …

  2. Jeff Miller
    Jeff Miller June 27, 2015

    I like the color…it stands out from the crowd.
    I’m still shocked at far these have come in such a short period of time.

  3. Justin Credible
    Justin Credible June 30, 2015

    well, I was going to make a run at this one, but it’s gone. Dang.

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