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1986 Mercedes Benz 560SL Low Mileage Southern CA Two Owners near #1 Cond Rare

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Type: Convertible
Trim: Two Top Low Mile SoCal Rare
Year: 1986
Mileage: 69776
VIN: WDBBA48D8GA042066
Color: Gray - Anthracite Metallic
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Drive type: RWD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Clemente, California, United States

1986 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Two Top Low Mile SoCal Rare Additional Info:

1986 Mercedes Benz 560SL Roadster

Southern California Car - Since New

VIN #WDBBA48D8GA042066

69776 Miles


(One Owner since 1991)


(Over $19K - back to 1991)

Hard-Top & New Soft Top

(Mercedes Orig Type Top Material)

Antracite Gray Metallic

(Code 172)

Light Brown/Java Leather Interior

(Code 274)

5.6 Liter V8


New Kenwood Receiver w/Bluetooth

AM/FM Radio - CD

MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/FLAC Files Playback
Android Rapid Charge

Wireless Music Browsing

Dual Phone Connection

Power Everything




(Documents Mileage)



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 collectable. They were built back in the “traditional” era of Mercedes Benz, before all the computer driven systems were put in place. These Benz Roadsters 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. This is a stellar, turn-key original automobile. This is a solid #2+ to #1 condition vehicle that needs nothing and runs perfectly. Being that it is mostly a survivor I would call it a #1 for its overall amazing original condition. Only in Southern CA can a car live its life and maintain that factory fresh feel and appearance.

This is a Two Owner Southern CA, Mercedes Benz. The car was purchased new in Southern CA and has remained here its entire life. In 1991 it fell into the hands of a “car gal” collector type, where it stayed for 28 years, while only driven about 12K miles during that time. She 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. Everyday and night has been spent in a garage; minimal time out in the sunlight of day.

The Exterior, Interior, Wheels and Under the Hood all look absolutely Brand New. There are no dings or scratches to this gorgeous automobile. This vehicle is in absolutely flawless condition and needs nothing. There is an extensive book of records proving the mileage to be accurate. Also the Carfax shows all the smogs with mileage since 1991.

Body & Paint

The Body is a 9.8 out of 10, not one flaw on it anywhere. I cannot find one ding or one scratch on this vehicle. Every panel is near flawless and original and looks to NEVER had any bodywork. There are a grouping of “shut-line” pictures giving testament to the exacting fit to the body of this SL.

The paint is in excellent shape and is mirror like on every panel. I would rate the paint as a 9.5 out of 10.

Note: In looking at the pictures I would say the second picture from down (below this writeup) of the side view with tree in the background is the truest color to the cars daylight finish color. I took the “top-down” pictures near dusk on a very sunny day and the light was changing very quickly and some of the pictures look almost too dark. The “hardtop-on” pictures were taken at the same location but with very little sunlight on an overcast morning. You can see the differences in the way the color changes depending on the light. I would call this a very “medium” gray metallic color. And with the Light Brown/Java interior makes for a gorgeous color combo on this 560SL.

The factory stainless trim around the windows is in pristine condition and not faded or discolored like most of these cars I have seen from this era.

The Chrome bumpers are in excellent shape as well as the bumper rubber extensions; no cracking or fading present. The Chrome Factory Wheels are a 9.9 out of 10 and have no abrasions. The Factory Sekurit Glass is present and in excellent condition in the doors and hardtop. The front windshield has been replaced and in perfect unmarked condition.

This SL was simply a weekend, special occasion car, that for the last 28 years has only gathered but 12K miles, completely documented.


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. The headliner in the hardtop is near perfection. The seats are firm and comfortable, just like new.

The pictures with the top down with all the light coming into the car almost make the seats look like a different color than the door cards.. while in fact they are a perfect match in color. The wood console is in near perfect condition, as is the headliner. The dash has zero cracking and is a testament to the easy indoor life it has lived.


The mechanics on this car are perfect and the engine is smooth and responsive just like the day it was bought. She has driven the car on a regular basis; starting it and driving it occasionally to keep it in top working order.

Between 1991 and 2019 the car was driven about 12K miles. All service records are included with the car during that time. Total receipts is over $19K; all included in a folder with the car. There is a list of all those records at the end of this write-up, except for smogs which are all listed on the CarFax. There are some pictures near the end of the photo list showing a sampling of the recent service records.

In 2017 the AC was completely gone through, including a new condenser. The transmission shifts like it is brand new; it was removed and renewed roughly 1500 miles ago. The car drives down the road straight and true with no shimmy’s, rattles or problems of any sort.

The entire front-end has been gone through recently. It also sports a new set of Koni shocks all the way around and brand new Michelin Defender tires. The brakes front and rear have all been completely replaced within the last 2000 miles.

Driving these SL’s from this era is truly fun as they have that old German road feel to them. The ride quality is superb as well it handles like a sports car should. The motor and transmission work magically together in this little gem; powerful and smooth.


The Undercarriage is immaculate and dry. There is no signs of rust or any leaks of any kind. All the original undercoating is still in place from the factory. All the suspension parts are like new and work to Mercedes specs. Upper control arms, lower ball joints and tie rods were all recently replaced, including a new steering dampener. A full four wheel alignment was done at the same time.

The radio works, and is a brand new system with Bluetooth and phone connectivity. You can play your music via IOS or Android. 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 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 recognized and have a long way to go in Collector Valuation.

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

If you are in the Southern California area and would like to experience the car, we would look forward to it. I have a lift at my home shop and you are welcome to bring a mechanic to inspect all aspects of this car.

We encourage real buyers to CALL and discuss the car and an outright purchase before the auction ends.

For additional information or to schedule a visit call Frank at 949-310-6262.

Records from 1993 - 2019

06-19 69726 $1175

Control Arms Replaced - Four-Wheel

Four-Wheel Front-End Alignment

Comprehensive Inspection

06-17 69366 $2240

New Bilstein Shocks (4)

All New Belts

(Fan, Power Steering, AC, Air Pump & Alternator)

New AC Condenser & Recharge System $1625

05-17 69299 $636

New Michelin Defender Tires

05-17 69292 $2296

Replace Two-Valve Cover Gaskets

Drain Fuel Tank - New Fuel Filter

Replaced Subframe Mount & Steering Coupler

Aligned Front End

Oil & Filter

01-13 68826 $1930

Fix Antennae

Replace Control Vacuum Valve

ABS Speed Sensors ($612)

Motor Mounts ($214)

Minor Service & Oil Change

06-12 68813 $1844

Remove & Replace Radiator

New Battery

06-12 68799 $820

Replace Fuel Accumulator - various other

02-08 68434 Smog

05-06 68269 $1999

Remove Trans - Replace Reverse Clutch

Complete Trans Service - Rep Rear Engine Seal

04-04 67849 $980

Power Steering Leak Fixed

Replace Hose & Serv Power Steering System

Charge AC System

03-02 66967 $2294

Replace Hood Rod & Hood Under-Pad

Replace Upper Control Arms - Lower Ball Joints

Tie Rods, Steering Dampener, Alignment

Resurface Rear Rotors - New Pads

New Transmission Cooler Lines - Air Intake Hose

Change Oil

04-00 64432 $1199

New Antenna Motor - New Survivor New Tires

02-00 64364 $341

Minor Service - Oil Change

Battery & Dome Lamp

08-98 64092 $352

New Master Cylinder

01-98 63894 $842

Front Brakes - Rotors & Pads

Major Service & Oil Change

06-96 63586 $398

Major Service & Oil Change

01-93 60631 $300

Major Service


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.
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