Live Auction

An Artist’s Life: The Collection of Henry Koehler

Wed, Sep 22, 2021 11:00AM EDT
Lot 307

1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Hardtop Convertible

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Sold for

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

Finished in black with claret leather interior.

5.5L V8

Rear-wheel drive


Odometer showing 33,573 miles

Together with:

Hardtop cradle on wheels

Optimate 2 trickle 12 volt charger

Various maps and ephemera

Note: Henry Koehler applied the door stripes in his custom colors. There is a Carfax report available which starts in 1992 and lists no accidents, the mileage is consistent as well as inspections being passed. The report confirms the car was routinely serviced in Southampton, NY where it was collected.


This beautiful driving car is low mileage, we believe Henry Koehler to be the second owner who drove the car sparingly. All lights and directionals are in working order. The radio, antenna, a/c and water temperature gauge are not currently working. The a/c fan works fine. There is a small dent to driver side door and one to the passenger door at first body line. The body paint on a scale from 1 to 10 is in our opinion a 6.5. Severe craquelure to paint on the panel between the trunk and the roof line, top passenger side of the quarter panel and some discoloration to the clear coat in areas. Overall scatter scratches and minor chips to the surface and bright works expected with use. The tires with approximately 35% use. The car has passed 2021 inspection. Our condition report is based on our experience, we have not had a Mercedes specialist appraise or review the mechanical aspects of this car. Please consult an independent agent for confirmation of condition. Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale. 
Collection from Stair We are open for pickups Monday through Friday, from 9:30am to 12pm and again from 1pm to 4:30pm. Please call us at 518-751-1000 to schedule collection. We ask that you collect your items or make collection arrangements within 10 days of your purchase. We suggest requesting a quote for packing and shipping prior to bidding on an item, as you will be responsible for collection or shipping if you are the successful bidder. Below is a list of shippers our clients use on a regular basis, but feel free to use your shipper of choice. For smaller items that can be boxed and shipped: UPS Store #4541 230 Kings Mall Court Kingston, New York 12401 T: 845.336.4877 F: 845.336.3832 E: For furniture and other large items: Meticulous Inc. T: 845.256.7047 F: 845.256.7039 E: Sure Express 1-800-335-9996 Worldwide Shipping: James Bourlet, Inc. T: 718.392.9770 F: 718.392.2470 Cadogan Tate Fine Art Worldwide Fine Art Logistics T: 718.706.7999 F: 718.707.2847 E: Gander & White Shipping T: 718.784.8444 F: 718.784.9337 Plycon Transportation Group T: 631.269.7000 F: 631.269.7088