Luxury Survivor: 1987 Mercedes 560SEL Limousine

It’s of little surprise to see this Mercedes-Benz 560SEL limousine listed in Southampton, New York, one of the toniest towns on Long Island. The long-wheelbase sedan has catered to some high-end executive ownership in its time on the road and has accumulated a mere 43,733 miles. It remains in very good shape and is listed here on eBay for $39,000 with the option to submit a best offer.

While we’ve occasionally featured gray-market limousines that have somehow arrived in the U.S. with little to no backstory, this 560SEL was supposedly originally ordered by a well-known boxer before transferring to a Beverly Hills magazine publisher. The Mercedes clearly has never fallen down the slippery slope of increasingly cash-strapped ownership, instead, remaining in a high state of preservation.

The interior is definitely a highlight, with leather front buckets aging nicely. The Mercedes was almost certainly used as a chauffeur-driven vehicle, as I can’t see either of those owners piloting their own stretched Benz. I can’t recall seeing many color-matched leather steering wheels in Mercedes of this vintage, so I have to believe that is a custom touch. The seller notes the car’s builder as Carat Duchatelet, a Belgian manufacturer that services heads of state and royal families.

The Mercedes isn’t overly spacious, at least in terms of what you typically picture when thinking of limousines. The cabin is clearly quite generous for one or two people, but I’d assume most owners preferred to ride solo in the rear. No details on maintenance are offered, though the seller notes it includes some modern touches like a back-up camera and booming sound system. If you’re looking to put your feet up instead of your foot down, this may be the ride for you.

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  1. Ralph

    Roll around like Claus von Bulow……

    Like 9
    • dmose dmose Member

      Bulow a man with a fatal charm!

  2. Scott

    Or his wife Sunny…..

    Like 5
  3. Jeff

    Here is one with 37,981 miles for half 1/2 the price.

    I understand it is not a limo however the limo is way way overpriced@!

    Like 6
    • JoeMac Joe Mac Member

      Totally different concept…..

      Like 7
  4. Superdessucke

    It “was commissioned by one of the biggest boxers.” So who’s the boxer? Butterbean?

    Like 8
  5. grant

    What’s up with that steering wheel? There’s nothing “survivor ” about that.

    Like 5
  6. peter r

    The limos were special often one off cars. The regular 560SEL is quite common and there are nice ones with less than 75k miles available for $10K or so. This limo is still priced way too high but it can’t be compared to a regular 560SEL.

    Like 1
  7. guggie

    Mike Tyson

  8. Ross W. Lovell

    Greetings All,

    To me, the big thing on ANY limousine…..they are hiding their lack of metal working skills under that vinyl top.

    When factory build used to be done, vinyl is an option, not a standard feature.

  9. Bing

    Great Uber car.

    Like 1
  10. Richard Hines

    Not a limousine. Just a stretched car. A limousine does not have doors adjacent to the rear seat. You have to walk to the seat not just slide into it.

  11. Pete

    The 560 SEL badge is missing off the trunk lid. That to me smells of repaint at some point. This is more of a stretch 560. If it were a full on limo it would have a full window instead of a quarter or half window between the two doors. Not worth the ask.

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