1988 Mercedes Benz 560 SL
This is a 4 owner car that has spent all of it's time in CT. Originally purchased from the Carriage House in New London, her owner was in Niantic. She then moved to her second owner in South Windsor and her third owner moved her to West Hartford. The current owner is also in West Hartford.
After enjoying her for several years, it's now time to move her on to a new home.
The 560 is a 5.6L V8 that puts out a little over 220 HP and close 280 lb.ft of torque.
This one has just over 124,000 miles but runs very strong. The inside name for these when they were on the drawing board was the Panzerwagen as they were built very strong, and durable like a tank.
This one is painted in Midnight Blue (which has been resprayed) over a Palomino leather interior, which has also been "resprayed"... The front seats have been re-dyed in original color.
From the factory these came with power steering, power disc brakes (F&R), AC, cruise control, driver side air bag, power windows, central locking mechanism, to name a few. Additional underhood codes include: 262-Spoiler delete, 519-Becker Mexico Radio, 551 Anti-Theft warning and 581-Automatic Climate Control.
Currently the AC/Fan are not working but will be fixed before it is purchased.
The interior shows some wear from the 124K miles but the issues aren't insurrmountable by someone with a little shade-tree mechanic experience, filling and dying again. The paint looks beautiful, especially from about 10 feet away, as one gets closer one can see the small nicks and scratches, most of which are on the back end, most probably from someone having a hard time installing the hard top.
The hard top IS included however, it was not at the location when taking these photos. More to follow.
Any engine or vehicle with over 100,000 miles can be expected to have a couple leaks and this one is no exception, nothing major, just some gasket seepage on the lower end.
Recent work done includes the steering rag joint, brakes, the rims have been refinished and a general tune up.
The under carriage is rather solid, aside from one very small spot of corrosion on the right side pinch weld. Two of the four jack points also show some corrosion around them but not full on rot through.
Overall, this is a great weekend cruiser, solid driver. She won't be winning any shows but she will win admiration from those who see her drive by.
She can be had for roughly a 6th of what she sold off the dealer lot for in 1988. Back then her sticker price as seen on the original window sticker was $62,430.
Asking price is $11,000.
Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see her in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for the interest.