‘Helga’ is a beautiful 1987 Mercedes 560SL in ‘Signal Red’ Colour Code 568, that is rare on several counts.
First, this car has been up until recently my daily drive, which is significant given the deterioration that occurs in these vehicles if sitting idle or in storage. It has been maintained to be driven every day in all conditions. Everything is original, everything works, so all you have to do is keep driving.
Second, the car is a genuine Australian delivered right hand drive, as evidenced by a ‘birth certificate’ that has been obtained from Mercedes Australia. Engine and VIN numbers match up with original documents so you can be sure this is not a late eighties luxury car tax busting import from the UK or Hong Kong.
Third, this is the exact vehicle that was featured in the November 2013 edition of Australian Classic car magazine, when it was in the keep of the previous Queensland based owner. The photos you see here are from that shoot.
I have owned the car since September 2013, during which time it has been maintained by a Sydney based Mercedes workshop that specialises in classics, in particular the SL series. Service documentation dating back three decades, as well as the original manual, are now locked away in secure storage.
This is a beautiful car and I’m sure you will love it for whatever purpose you intend to use it for.