I am looking to replace my 1988 560SL that was totaled last week. I am open to any 560 and maybe even a 1972-73 model. I’m not looking for super low miles or show quality, I love to drive my cars at least a few times a week. I prefer Midnight Blue but am open to any color besides Signal Red (beautiful color but doesn’t suit my personality) and another quirk is no grey interiors. Other than that i’m open.
Thanks for reading and look forward to my next adventure.
You still looking? Think I have your 560SL. Not super-low miles, far from show quality. But I've owned it for six years. It's in Portland, OR, and I've driven it to LA and SF many times (recently). From what I can tell, it's also one of the lowest-priced 560SL 107s in the nation. Wouldn't hesitate to drive it to CA tomorrow. $7450 Firm. Worth every penny.
Check my profile: there are pics of it from all over the west coast. I would LOVE it if it went to someone from this forum instead of someone who'd part it out. New shocks, steering stabilizer, front brakes, tie rods, alignment. Just had driver's side fender replaced/repainted (receipts for $1600). Clean title with no accidents; owned by two families ever. It's actually from Pioneer, CA. That's where my uncle acquired it from the original family. Soft top is crap, interior is imperfect, paint/clearcoat imperfect but looks great at a stoplight, climate control very selective as to when it wants to function, would need a catalytic converter from a yard to register in CA (but has Oregon parade plates that you could drive for a long while if you wanted). Finally, a knob on the ring gear is worn-down and one out of every 40 starts it makes a noise. Has been like that for my six years of ownership. Went to replace the starter (what a frickin' PAIN : ) ... and the starter was fine. Just one tooth on the ring gear bad. Hasn't been an issue over six years.
Anyway, it's a lot of Benz for $7450 and loves road trips. No smoke, no BS. Runs like a champ with 208,369 and has another 50-100k mi left in it. I wouldn't hesitate to drive it to SF from PDX.
Drop a line, man. This feels like it might be something that's meant to be.