1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster Coupe Hard Top Convertible Arizona NO RESERVE

1988 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL560

Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL-Class
SubModel: SL560
Type: Convertible
Trim: SL560 V8
Year: 1988
Mileage: 237,300
VIN: WDBBA48D8JA078539
Color: Blue
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Safety: Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Extras
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Leather Seats, CD Player
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Description for Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1988

1988 MERCEDES–BENZ 560 SL ROADSTER / HARD TOP CONVERTIBLE / COUPENO RESERVEPRIVATE PARTY in TUCSON. ARIZONA 85718VIN: WDBBA48D8JA078539Engine: 5. 6L V8. FUEL INJECTION. 227 HP and 287 Pounds TorqueOdometer Reading: 237. 00 milesExterior Color: Diamond Blue Metallic (355)Transmission: 4 Speed Automatic Body Style: Roadster R-107 ChassisInterior Color: Blue-Gray Features AM/FM Radio Air Conditioning Anti-Theft SystemCassette Player Coil-Over Suspension Cruse ControlDefrost Driver Airbag Four Wheel Disc Brakes Fuel Injection Heater Leather SeatsPower Steering Number Matching Sheep Skin CoversRemovable Hardtop Power Windows Rear Glass DefoggerTonneau Cover Seatbelts Manual Soft Top Documentation Clean & Clear Arizona Title AZ license plate: 243 WEN (good until May 2015) Vehicle DescriptionWith its origins dating back to 1972 and the 350SL. this superbly preserved 1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL is the final evolution of the R107 chassis. and is unquestionably the best of the breed. Replacing the somewhat underpowered 3. 8 liter V8 in the 380SL. the 560SL got a muscular 5. 6 liter V8. a 4-speed automatic transmission. and a host of chassis and styling upgrades that make it the one to own if you're a collector or just someone who appreciates precision machinery. There truly was a difference between a mass-produced low-priced car and this top-of-the-line cruiser. and it is immediately apparent when you look down the flanks of this SL. There are no ripples. no sags. minimal paint oxidation. just a vivid. deep diamond blue finish that clearly says this car is worth every penny of its whopping $62. 30 original sticker price. The doors fit the way you would expect from a Mercedes. and the big hood opens and closes with just your fingertips. This 560SL is free of rust. scuffs and road rash. while out back. a subtle federally mandated third brake light perches at the edge of the trunk lid. These rare MBs were only produced from 1986 through 1989. Things like the rubber bumper guards. rub strips. chrome-ringed grille and bumper bright work are all in excellent condition. suggesting that this SL. like most. has lived a very easy life in the dry Southwest. Some light paint pits and small rock chips exist on the front fender but a lot less than what a 27 year old car would have anywhere else. The AC is not hooked up and would need a recharge; however. I have a brand new (old stock) AC unit in the box ready to ship to the new owner. There are no dents or dings anywhere on the 560SL body panels. Inside. the driver’s leather seat shows a lot of wear and both seats are covered by sheep skin. The fat steering wheel is nicely weighted. and an airbag was standard equipment in 1988. The gauge layout is straightforward and elegantly simple in traditional Mercedes-Benz fashion. and the controls for things like the climate control and radio fall easily to hand. The SL is a real two-seater. with a small package shelf behind the seats. and a fully finished trunk provides reasonable accommodations for two peoples' luggage. This car is equipped with two tops. a black canvas convertible top and a matching blue hardtop. both of which are in great shape. The dash has one small crack and the wood trim in the instrument panel and center counsel is cracking due to age. Also included is a blue cloth tonnau cover. The upgraded chrome wheels really set this car apart from the standard alloys that came with the SL. I have all five of the original alloy rims as well. . The 5. 6 liter V8 is the most potent engine ever offered in US-bound R107 SLs. making a fairly robust 227 horsepower and 287 pounds of torque. With a rumbling. powerful idle. this muscular power plant moves the roadster smartly. and despite being a luxury car first and a sports car second. it is remarkably potent on the road. This engine's real strength lies in its almost boundless reserves of torque. making it feel like this car as at the end of a giant recoiling rubber band that can accelerate the car forever. Unobtrusive when you want it quiet. and ready to play whenever the roads turn twisty. the mechanicals in this SL make it the ideal dance partner. Traditional Mercedes-Benz pristine chrome alloys were freshened for the 560. and carry 225/60R/15 Falken Ziex radials. The SRS light is on in the dash panel and has been for some time. no problem passing emissions testing last May. . The 560SL combined all that Mercedes learned about the V8 R107 chassis cars into a cultural icon that quietly and confidently told the world its occupants had "arrived. and even today you look like a movie star behind the wheel. This 27 year old vintage MB is destined to appreciate in value since only 12. 93 560SLs were built in 1988. This vintage driver is eligible for historic AZ solid copper license plates which only cost $25 a year. I have over $3. 00 in Mercedes-Benz 560SL NOS (new old stock) parts in the original packages including a new AC unit complete with hoses and supports parts. new slotted rotors and brakes. oil coolers. radiator and engine parts. trim pieces and most of what is needed to do a full upgrade to any SL. All these parts are in large totes and weigh several hundred pounds or so. The new owner is welcome to take any or all of these new old-stock parts if willing to pay shipping from 85718. Many of these new parts can be stored in the trunk and car itself for transport to your location. Private sale. no tax. no doc fees. NO RESERVE ABSOLUTE ACTION. HIGH BIDDER OWNS THIS 560SL.