For Sale: 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL - 5.6L V8 - Automatic Transmission - 105k Miles - Red Over Tan Interior - Both Hard and Soft Tops (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all of the more than 15 5 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, and a link to the 560SL's Carfax history report, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) The 560SL has maintained its reputation as a powerful, reliable, well-appointed, classically-styled luxury automobile.... �€"Hagerty, February 2019 Hagerty continued their respectful 560SL review: The 560SL was the last in the venerable R107 series (also known as the W107).... In 1986, Mercedes shipped its most powerful SL of the decade, and of the chassis type, to the United States. At 3,781 pounds, the 560SL was also the heaviest of the SLs, but its new 5.6-liter V-8 engine-with 227 horsepower and 287 lb-ft of torque-had little trouble with the extra weight. In fact, it had a top speed of about 140 mph. With all the characteristic Mercedes model-improvement-- a new rear suspension, a limited-slip differential to better handle the extra power, anti-lock brakes, leather upholstery, an alarm system, and an airbag-the 560SL maintained its lofty, most-desired position in the Stuttgart automaker's lineup. The model also maintained its status-symbol reputation. As Jim Mateja, the automotive writer for the Chicago Tribune, put it: If recognition and having the common folk gawk enviably as you pass are high on your list of priorities, then get thee into a Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Offered here in Signal Red exterior paint (code 568O) over beige leather (code 275) under a brown-fabric convertible top is a perfectly understated luxury Mercedes two-seater. The condition of the cosmetics and the mechanicals of the car show that, with good maintenance and reasonable care, these classic automobiles can extend their life almost indefinitely. (The Carfax history report shows an unexplained damage report in 2014 resulting in moderate damage, however there is no mention of an accident, and no accident report. Regardless, whatever the incident or the resultant damage, the car has been professionally and completely repaired long since leaving no sign of the damage or the repair.) The 560SL's odometer currently reads 105,239 miles, or fewer than 3,200 miles per-year on average since it was built in Stuttgart in December of 1987. It's clear this 560SL was largely a special-night-out, trip to the college football game, or fall-color-tour conveyance, rather than an everyday driver. And that's good news for its next owner. The car's VIN decodes as follows, courtesy of, showing these features and facts: VIN WDBBA48DXJA081054 Model Year 1988 Model 560 SL Engine 117967 12 032029 Transmission 722313 03 039282 Order Number 0 7 704 88490 Order Location UNITED STATES (USA) Interior LEATHER - BEIGE (275) Paint 1 SIGNAL RED (568O) Paint 2 SIGNAL RED (568O) Paint 5 75 Approx. Build Date 1987-12 Mercedes Benz VIN decoded at: Code Description 240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR 262 ELIMINATION OF REAR END SPOILER 442 AIRBAG IN STEERING WHEEL 461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND 491 U.S. VERSION 506 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT) 519 BECKER RADIO MEXICO GRAND PRIX, ELECTRONIC (USA) 524 PAINTWORK - PRESERVATION 531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA 543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT 551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM 570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT 581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL 592 H

Vehicle Details

  • 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560
  • Listing ID:CC-1537285
  • Price:$22,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1988
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:560
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:105239
  • Stock Number:21KCC151
  • VIN:WDBBA48DXJA081054

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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