PRISTINE 1988 MB 560SL!

1988 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Condition: Used
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
Type: Convertible
Year: 1988
Mileage: 85077
VIN: WDBBA48D7JA075390
Color: Blue
Engine: v8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Extras
Power Windows
CD Player, Convertible, Leather Seats
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Description for Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1988

SELLING MY BABY! VERY SAD TO SEE IT GO.

OVER THE PAST 5-6 YEARS I HAVE BOUGHT AND SOLD ABOUT 15 MB560SL'S. IT HAS BEEN A HOBBY, BUYING QUALITY VEHICLES CHEAP, RESTORING, AND RESELLING. DURING THIS TIME I HAVE LEARNED ALOT ABOUT THESE VEHICLES. I HAVE ALWAYS KEPT THE BEST FOR MY PERSONAL USE.

BECAUSE OF FINANCIAL PRESSURESMY PERSONALVEHICLE IS OFFERED FOR SALE.

HISTORY - VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED 11-17-14 WITH 84,116 MILES AND HAS PROVEN TO BE A GREAT CAR! I HAVE PUT ONLY 961 MILES ON VEHICLE SINCE PURCHASE WITH NO MECHANICAL ISSUES.CAR HAS BEEN GARAGED AND ONLY DRIVEN IN NICE WEATHER (ALWAYS WITH THE TOP DOWN)! I CONSTANTLY GET COMPLIMENTS ON MY MERCEDES WHEVER I GO- IT IS A REAL HEAD TURNER! THE VEHICLE IS RUST FREE.

DETAILS:

EXTERIOR - FINISHISED IN NAUTICAL BLUE. PAINT IS IN NEAR PERFECT CONDITION, NO DENTS, AND FEW MINOR COSMETIC BLEMISHES, BUT NOTHING NEEDING ATTENTION. PAINT IS SO GOOD YOU GET A CLEAR REFLCTION. INSTALLED DOOR EDGE GUARDS.BUMPERS, BRIGHT WORK ALL IN GOOD NICK. CONVERTIBLE TOP IN VERY GOOD CONDITION WITH SMALL TEAR (EASILY REPAIRED). PLASTIC WINDOWS ARE COMPLETELY CLEAR WITHOUT DEFECT. NEW RUBBER GASKETS HAVE BEEN ORDERED FOR DRIVERS SIDE AND SHOULD BE INSTALLED BY TIME OF SALE.

HARDTOP IS NOT PICTURED, BUT IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE. A HARDTOP STORAGE STAND IS INCLUDED.

AS YOU CAN SEE FROM PICS VEHICLE IS INCLUDED WITH TONNEAU COVER.

TIRES/WHEELS- NEW OEM CHROME WHEELS, NEW B.F. GOODRICH ADVANTAGE T/A TIRES.

ENGINE - VERY STRONG, GOOD OIL PRESSURE. FIRES INSTANTLY AND PULLS VERY STRONG. VEHICLE TRACKS STRAIGHT WITH NO ALIGNMENT OR BALANCE ISSUES.

EXTRAS INCLUDE- TIRE CHANGING BOLT (SINCE MERCEDES HAVE LUG BOLTS INSTEAD OF LUG NUTS). ALSO INCLUDED IS HIRSHMANN LUBE FOR RADIO ANTENNA.


TRANSMISSION - VERY SMOOTH, WITHOUT HESITATION,SLIPPING, ETC.

INTERIOR - PALOMINO WITHRECENT SEAT RECOVER WITH OEM LEATHER. HAND RUBBED WITH LEATHER CLEANER/PRESERVATIVE. DASH HAS BEEN EXPERTLY RECOVERED WITH DASH CAP. ALL INTERIOR WORK PERFORMED BY MOSS UPHOLSTERY IN TULSA. ALL GUAGES, LIGHTS, ETC., FUNCTIONING.ELECTRIC WINDOWSWORK WELL.. REPLACEMENT PIONEER AM/FM CD PLAYER WITH REMOTE. GREAT SOUND WITH ORIGINAL SPEAKERS. 2 KEYS. ONE ITEM MERCEDES HAS OMITTED (UNTIL RECENTLY) ARE CUP HOLDERS. ACCORDINGLY TASTEFULL WOODGRAIN CUP HOLDERS HAVE BEEN ADDED. ORIGINAL CARPETS IN GOOD NICK WITH COCO FIBER FLOOR MATS. WOOD TRIM IS EXCELLENT.

ELCTRICAL - ALL LIGHTS FUNCTIONING.

RECENT COMPLETE SERVICE AND ALL RECORDS SINCE PURCHASE.

ITEMS NOT WORKING/NEEDING ATTENTION- CRUISE CONTROL, A/C.

VEHICLE HAS A CLEAN CARFAX.

NOW A WORD ABOUT THE 560 SL SERIES: THESE VEHICLES ARE APPRECIATING FAIRLY RAPIDLY BECAUSE OF THE EXCESSIVE PRICES FOR THE PREDECESSOR - THE 230SL, 250SL AND THE 280 SL.

PRODUCTION OF THE "107" BEGAN IN 1972 AND TERMINATED IN 1989 WITH THE 560SL. MERCEDES THUS HAD 17 YEARS TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE THIS VEHICLE. IT HAS BEEN DUBBED "THE PANZER WAGON" BECAUSE OF ITS DURABILITY AND WORKMANSHIP.

THE 560SL WAS PRODUCED FROM 1986-1989 AND IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST POPULAR AND COLLECTIBLE. WHEN THE LAST VEHICLE WAS PRODUCED IN 1989 IT SOLD FOR $64,000 (1989 DOLLARS), SO ONLY THE VERY WEALTHY COULD AFFORD THEM.

BECAUSE OF THEIR EXTREME DURABILITY AND TENDENCY NOT TO RUST THERE ARE STILL PLENTY OF THESE VEHICLES ON THE ROAD AND THEY ARE QUITE AFFORDABLE.

IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF SPORTS CAR HISTORY WRITTEN 50 YEARS FROM NOW THESE LATE MODEL 560sl's WILL BE WRITTEN IN AS THE LAST OF THE TRULY ELEGANT SPORTS TOURING CARS FROM MB. THESE CARS ARE SIMPLY STUNNING! WHILE NEW CARS ARE STILL WONDERFUL BY TODAY'S STANDARDS THEY ARE ALL DESTINED TO JUNK YARDS WHEN THEIR COMPUTER SOFTWARE IS NO LONGER SUPPORTED BY THE FACTORY. THESE SUPERBLY CRAFTED MOTORCARS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ROAD-WORTHY DUE TO THEIR PURE MECHANICAL SIMPLICITY. A GUY WITH A SET OF TOOLS AND A SHOP MANUAL WILL ALWAYS BE AROUND TO WORK ON THESE GEMS FROM MB, MUCH THE SAME AS CARS FROM THE 20'S AND 30'S ARE REBUILT AND MAINTAINED SO SIMPLY TODAY. THE PAINT ON THESE CARS FROM THAT ERA WILL OUTLAST THE NEW PAINTS 10 TO 1. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A TRUE FUN WEEKEND CAR WITH COLLECTOR APPEAL ONE OF THESE CARS IS A GREAT WAY TO GO.

IT IS MY FIRM BELIEFTHAT THESE SL'S FROM THE 80'S WILL BECOME SOME OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER COLLECTOR CARS IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE. THESE CARS ARE ELEGANT TO LOOK AT AND AS PLEASURABLE TO DRIVE AS ANY NEW CAR.

THIS VEHICLE CAN BE PICKED UP LOCALLY AND DRIVEN TO ANY PLACE IN CONTINENTAL U.S. I AM MORE THAN WILLING TO ASSIST WITH SHIPPING.

PLEASE FEL FREE TO EMAIL ME WITH QUESTIONS. I CAN ALSO SEND ARTICLES ON THE 560SL.