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NO RESERVE AUCTION Mercedes 560sl V8 - Complete Vehicle, Restoration Project

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Type: Convertible
Trim: SL
Year: 1987
Mileage: 150000
VIN: WDBBA48D0HA057078
Color: Gray
Engine: V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Forest Lake, Minnesota, United States

1987 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL Additional Info:

1987 Mercedes-Benz SL- 560 SL
This car is complete and ready for the right person looking for a restoration project on this classic V-8 Mercedes Convertible.
I have owned this car for approximately 12 years. It was in good running condition, everything worked, all power, AC when parked in my shop 5 years ago. The first picture is of my wife (and dog) in this car from approximately 6 years ago right before it was parked.
Now it is being sold "as-is" and will take some work and the right person to bring her back to life.
The pictures are as it was pulled out of the shop, so the vehicle in the pictures are a bit dirty dusty. It is December now in MN, so unfortunately no opportunity to wash. It would be an aggressive wash and detail to bring it back to the condition of the first picture, but the shine is still underneath this dust. All body panels are in great shape, no dents or significant dings. The body is clean enough that it could be restored without painting, but it would be up to the person doing the restore work and how picky they are. It is very good to excellent condition, but it is a 33 year old vehicle with original paint, so it is not perfect. There does appear to be one blister on the drivers lower rocker panel and underneath the muffler hanger appears to be rusted and would need to be replaced.

The chrome and all bright work is also very good condition and with some minor effort could be brought back to life.

This could be a very good parts donor car, but it would be a shame to do so as this is a COMPLETE car, everything is on it, nothing has been stripped or removed or damaged.
The good: It has the optional removable hard top with it. The bad: The rear window in the hard top is cracked and would need to be replaced. The convertible top is also functioning, but anyone restoring would likely want to replace all interior carpets and the convertible top. There are still kits for all interior carpets and tops available at very reasonable prices.
The battery is done, but I did hook up a charger yesterday and all power works, electric windows rolled up, etc. Not enough juice to turn the motor over, but again......it was a complete running vehicle when it was parked.
I always intended to do a full restoration on this car. These are beautiful cars, beautiful lines........... I just don't seem to have the time and need the space. Now it needs to go to someone with the capabilities and time to bring her back to life. If you have the skills and time, this is a very light restoration project as everything is there.

Purchaser must be willing to arrange transportation or pick up. I will assist with the loading. I can possibly transport in an enclosed trailer at the cost of $1.50 per mile, depending on where it is going.
Thank You for looking and good luck bidding!