Snow bird: ’89 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
This is the one. If you ever desired to own one of the last R107 Mercedes-Benz convertibles, this is one you should have a look at. We like the Grey Metallic exterior with light grey leather. This is a ’89 and represents the last year of one of the longest running Mercedes models in the company’s history. They are known for their anvil-like build quality and the virtually indestructible 560 V-8 engine. All of the R107s came with a factory hardtop and manually operated roof. We have some experience with caring for one and raising and lowering of the roof is a breeze. The hardtop on the other hand requires some assistance but frankly, most hardtops are relegated to the storage stand in perpetuity. We see many R107s in our daily search but few have less than 75,000 miles. That is why today’s 54,000 mile example is something special. The interior looks flawless and that supports the mileage claim for sure. But since there should be CarFax information available, all doubts to the veracity should be erased. Thankfully this one was spared the chrome fender treatments so popular back in the day. The seller is a dealer in Naples, Florida and they say the 560SL was owned by winter residents or as we refer to them, snow birds. This is an auction so keep a keen eye on its progress if you think this one is for you. Click here for the listing.