Mercedes Benz 560SL Nautical Blue

Nautical Blue with Palomino Interior
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The previous owner of this late series, 1989 Mercedes Benz 560SL was a U.S. military pilot who, we are told, was at one time a trainer for the NASA space shuttle program. Pilots are known to be meticulous with their servicing which goes a long way towards explaining the fine mechanical state this car is in.

Additionally, about one year ago our clients, Swedish citizens, purchased it in order to do their dream trip to, “See America” along the famous Route 66. After purchase, they had a complete service performed on the Mercedes Benz 560SL including a thorough replacement of air-conditioning components, installation of new tires, shock absorbers, chassis bushings, wheel bearings, water pump, timing chain as well as new fuel lines and fuel pump to ensure reliability on their journey. In total, the servicing amounted to roughly $13,000 to bring the car up to high standard. Records of service are available at the bottom of the page for more information.

We were acquainted with these clients through their membership in the Pagoda Group, an international Mercedes W113 club as they own several of these models as well. Their intention from the beginning was to purchase this car, make their trip, and then have us offer the car to the next caretaker since they had no reason to ship the car home.

This car is essentially all-original with just over 65,000 miles. Paint meter readings document the completely original factory paint. This car runs and drives fabulous in every respect, exactly the way Mercedes-Benz intended. It retains all matching-numbers: engine, gear box, etc. Even the M-B soft top is original to the car and the OEM Becker radio with power antenna is still in place. Factory assembly and inspection markings are visible on numerous undercarriage components. Offered with Original Books, Tools, Keys, and the unused Spare tire.

This is a collector-quality dream-vehicle that stands ready to be driven


Inquiries can be made by contacting us at or (619) 238-1977



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Nautical Blue Exterior

Nautical Blue – Soft Top


Palomino Interior


560SL Details


560SL 5.6L Engine


Service Records


[dealership_name Motoring Investments] [dealership_address 3287 F St., Suite A San Diego, CA 92102] [store_code 001]
Year: 1989
Make: Mercedes
Model: 560SL
Body Style: Convertible
Mileage: 65900
Transmission: 4-spd Automatic
Location: San Diego
Price: $59,000
Drivetrain: RWD
Engine: 5.6L V8
Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Palomino

1 Comment

  • Bengt Lindblad| December 19, 2022 at 8:50 am Reply

    Having ridden in this car from roughly Hancock Park (LA) to Santa Barbara on the 101, I can say that it is in great shape, comfortable and runs well. The current owner is a childhood friend of mine and has been a Marcedes fanatic for about 50 years and keeps his cars in great condition, both here in the US and in Sweden. I venture to say that it was babied across America, but then I could be biased 🙂

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