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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

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As a child of the eighties, few cars epitomized wealth, class and status more so than this vehicle: the Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Spanning almost two decades of production, it was instantly recognizable to just anyone by the time the R129 SL usurped its place in the lineup in 1990. Almost 25 years since production ended, these roadsters have become classics in their own right, known for their impeccable build quality and comfortable cruising abilities. This Diamond Blue 1988 560SL for sale in New Jersey is a very clean, low mileage example of one of the most iconic models to leave the Mercedes-Benz factory in the last half century.

Year: 1988
Model: 560SL
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 32,936 mi
Price: $22,975 Buy It Now

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1988 Mercedes Benz 560 SL

32,936 Miles

Absolutely stunning 1988 Mercedes Benz 560 SL finished in Diamond Blue (Code 355) and well complimented with a pristine blue leather interior. The vehicle was purchased new from Euro Motorcars in Bethesda, Maryland in 1988 and was garage kept and pampered by its original owner. Recently acquired from a Mercedes Benz Collector in Pennsylvania, where it also seen very limited usage as it was garage kept and covered at all times since 2008. The Diamond Blue exterior paint still maintains a deep glossy showroom finish which is well complimented with bright and mirror like chrome trim all around.

Both the original soft-top and hard-top are in excellent condition, and the soft-top shows no wear and the headliner is still bright white, and the rear windows are crystal clear. The vehicles interior looks like it did on the showroom floor in 1988. The leather has no rips tears or scuffs and is still very soft and supple. The carpeting is immaculate and shows not a hint of fade. The dash is flawless with no cracks, and the burl wood inlays are very bright and clear all around. All interior chrome trim is perfect.

All of the vehicles door and trunk jambs are spotless and the engine bay is immaculate and still wears its original decals and factory markings. The condition of the vehicles undercarriage tells the story of its fair weather usage. The car runs and drives beautifully and all of the options function including the AC that blows ice cold. The vehicle wears its original 15″ OEM wheels which are in excellent condition and Dunlop D60 A2 tires with greater than 75% tread remaining. The original Becker Stereo is present and sounds great and power antenna functions perfectly.

If you are a fan of the legendary W107 Mercedes Benz vehicles, here is a chance to own a very well maintained example in a very rare and desirable color combination. The vehicle come with its original books, 3 original keys, maintenance book from dealer, first aid kit, tools, original spare and the original bill of sale from Euro Motorcars.

Located in Tinton Falls, NJ 07753. Call Dean at 848-459-7776

For years, late R107 prices kind of languished in comparison to their predecessor, the W113 Pagoda SL. When you think about it, by the time the R107 exited stage left in 1989, it was already a modern classic, even if it took people a few years to catch on to the notion. There’s no shortage of clean 560SLs with low mileage on them. Just peruse any of the online listings any particular week and this will become abundantly clear. Clean, lower mileage 560SLs were hovering in the $15,000 to $20,000 range for years, with few even getting close to $30k. Considering this car’s low mileage and condition, it’s priced just about right given the current market.

-Paul

3 Comments

  1. KevinR
    KevinR September 4, 2013

    Beautiful car. I love the color combination. Probably the only thing I would be concerned about is the fact that it appears to have only been driven 1700 miles in the last 5 years. Unless there is documented evidence of a recent service, I would plan on a comprehensive service with new fluids, filters, etc… for peace of mind.

    I have recently seen auctions where just average pagoda roof cars are “no sale’d” at over $60,000. Given that, the buy it now of $23K for this car doesn’t seem so unreasonable.

  2. Larry
    Larry September 4, 2013

    Always a classy, good looking car, but…despite their image as the ultimate 80’s status symbol, the 560SL will always be associated with affluent buyers of a certain age. So much so that I may always consider the 560SL to be for a buyer older than me, no matter how old I get.

    As noted, excellent low mileage examples could be had in the mid-teens until recently, but with the recent changes in market conditions, it seems every seller thinks they can add $5K or more to the asking price regardless of what they’re trying to sell.

  3. audemars
    audemars September 4, 2013

    So much nicer than the new SL’s. These still have a soul!

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