The R107 series from Mercedes was introduced in 1971 and continued
to be produced until 1989. This makes them the second longest model
produced by Mercedes. These two seater convertible sports cars set
their sights on the American market incorporating different motors,
redesigned bumpers, different headlights and more improved
emissions management. They proved to be successful with out of over
300,000 units sold 68% was sold in the US. The started with the
350SL in 1972 and built their way up to the most powerful model the
560SL in 1986. This 1988 560 SL is a nice clean example of these
cars and runs well. It is painted in its original Smoke Silver
Metallic that has a nice finish. The car wears all of its original
chrome and stainless trim which has a great shine. The glass is all
good as well and the removable hardtop allows you to cruise around
as a convertible or coupe depending on your mood and of course the
weather. The rides on a set of original Mercedes 15 inch wheels
with Fortune Perfectus all season tires.
The largest motor offered throughout the run of the R107 series
came with the 560SL's 5.6 L engine. These motors offered 287 lb ft
of torque at 3500 rpm. This car has been very well maintained and
receives all needed servicing and tune ups. The automatic
transmission moves so the gears smoothly and the car runs down the
road very well with no problems. Being a Mercedes these personal
luxury cars were packed with all the latest and greatest features.
It has power brakes, power steering, air conditioning, power
windows, and cruise control.
The original Burgundy interior is in excellent condition
throughout. The high back bucket seats sit to each side of the
original center console and feature a central armrest. All of the
original faux wood trim pieces are in good condition and cleanly
mounted in place. Everything has a stock appearance except for the
added Kenwood AM/FM/CD player. The trunk is nicely carpeted and
houses the original Mercedes tool kit.
These clean classic Mercedes is a great driver. These cars are very
comfortable to cruise around in and this one is ready for a new
It could be yours for $25,950.00!
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
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