Used 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL In 1971 Mercedes was poised to replace their extremely successful “Pagoda”generation SL sports car. After an 8 year run, Mercedes had sold over 48,000 units with over 30% of them going to the United States. With this in mind, Mercedes set out to design a new SL with its sights squarely set on the US market. What they developed quickly became the ultimate symbol of success in the 1970s and 1980s around the world and stayed in production for over 18 years. In that time, they produced over 300,000 units of which nearly 70% came to the United States. Over the course of the next 18 years, Mercedes changed little about the R107 beyond engine and gearbox choices as they received few complaints about the cars and consistently bested their prior year’s sales.The ultimate SL from this generation was the 560SL sold in the United States between 1986 and 1989.  This 1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL was sold new at Barrier Mercedes and first sold on 12/28/1987. Finished in a beautiful shade of Diamond Blue Metallic, this 560SL is in absolutely outstanding condition and does not look like a vehicle with 75,914 miles on the odometer. Fitted with its original US-spec bumpers and headlights, this car is the embodiment of what success looked like in the late 1980s. All of these SLs came from the factory with a removable hardtop- many of which have since gone missing. This car not only retains its original hard top but also is being offered with the hardtop stand, so you have somewhere to put it when you want to feel the open air during your drive.  The interior is finished in Royal Blue leather that is paired with dark burl wood trim on the center console and dashboard that is in exceptional condition. In comparison to modern luxury vehicles, the interior of the 560SL is remarkably basic, yet it is elegantly laid out and has everything that you need for a pleasant drive. The stock, original Becker head unit sits in the center stack, above a simple climate control system- with air conditioning that was recently treated to a comprehensive service to make sure it is blowing cold reliably.  Under the hood sits a 5.6 liter overhead cam V8 that produces 227 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque. Although the SL was never built to win races, it had gobs of low down torque that made it plenty fast around town and gave it loads of passing power at interstate speeds. Less than 3,000 miles ago, this 560SL was treated to a thorough servicing at Park Place LTD that included new timing chain, new upper timing chain rails, new timing chain tensioners, new cam timing gears, new valve cover gaskets and seals, new drive belts and new spark plugs. This work was done to ensure reliable, smooth running for years to come and is a massive benefit to have all of these things already completed before you purchase the car. At the same time, the fluid in the 4-speed automatic was changed, new differential fluid was added as was new brake fluid and coolant so this car should provide years of trouble free enjoyment for its new owner.  The 560SL was one of the most iconic cars to come out of Mercedes Benz in the 1980s and remains the perfect usable classic car today. Thanks to a whole host of recent servicing, this car would be just as at home being made someone's daily driver, as it would being used as a sunny day weekend car. If you want to enjoy a classic look, outstanding build quality and a quick, torquey 5.6-liter V8, this is the perfect car to add to your garage.  Additional Information * Owners Manual * Service Invoices * Maintenance Booklet * Tools  * Spare Tire/Jack * Hardtop Removal Tool * Hardtop Stand * Battery Charger * First Aid Kit Standard Features * 5.6-Liter V8 * 227 Horsepower * 287 Lb-Ft of Torque * 4-Speed Automatic * Power Steering * Power Brakes * Fog Lamps * Air Conditioning * Climate Control * Cruise Control * Full Leather Seats * Burl Wood Interior * Driver’s Side SRS * Anti-Theft System For more information on this 1989 Mercedes Benz 560SL or any of our High-Performance, Luxury, Exotic, Classic, and Special Interest cars always in stock, contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales consultants or always feel free to drop by our 40,000+ sq ft of Indoor Showrooms in Bellevue, WA - Home of an Exciting Inventory of Luxury, Exotic, High Performance and Collectible Automobiles. Nobody Has What We Have!

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1880 136th Place NE, Bellevue, WA
Bellevue, Washington

Bellevue, Washington, United States
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Post Type Business
Make/Model Mercedes-Benz 560SL
VIN Number WDBBA48D3JA078545
Odometer 75914
Year Manufactured 1988
Condition As new
Drive RWD
Fuel Gas
Transmission Automatic
Vehicle type Convertible
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