It's hard to believe but true. This classic 1988 Mercedes 560SL is well-preserved, finished in an ideal factory color combo, has two tops, and its original powerful V8... and yet you don't have to pay over $20k to join high society.
These final years for the 560SL were some of the best. They combined iconic styling with the upgrades in technology that the earlier cars didn't receive. But at its heart you know you love this model R107 because it represents an elegant, powerful, comfortable, and timeless classic. It was the go-to driver for celebrities, dignitaries, and the wealthy because the sleek lines hid a full size interior and usable trunk that was perfect for any road trip. This one has added value because of the immense care that has been taken to be sure the body lines and trim are pristine. The factory original Cabernet Red Metallic still shines great today, which is testament both the premium quality and the respect this one has received since day one. The black folding roof matches so nicely with the bumpers that this car almost has a two-tone presence. And when you want a coupe-like profile, the optional matching hardtop goes on with Teutonic precision.
The pinstripe on the outside is a great preview for the interior. The Cream Beige leather interior has a rich sophisticated tone, and there is arguably no better color combination with the rich red exterior. Nearly 30 years later, and this classic shows the kind of robustness that went into Mercedes vehicle just by the level of quality that remains in this very original interior. The 560SL was one of the most expensive cars Mercedes offered during its reign, so the features list is quite long. It includes desirable conveniences such as power windows, power steering, cruise control, and an updated Alpine AM/FM/cassette stereo with CD changer. This was built in 1988, and so there are also more modern features than most other R107s, such as a third brake light and a driver's air bag. But your favorite part will be the automatic climate control. It means this luxury convertible will keep you comfortable no matter what time of year you want to enjoy top-down motoring.
When you look under the hood, tidy presentation of the factory original V8 shows there has been good care over the years. The 560SL came with a big 5.6-liter motor making 238 hp and 287 lb-ft of torque – more than the estimated power of a contemporary Rolls-Royce. On the road, an R107 has a fully-independent chassis that is the perfect balance of elastic comfort in a tight-handling package. This was topped off with a four-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel disc brakes for the best all-around control. In total, the Mercedes SL is in a class all of its own. It has always been hard to define its competitors because no other car combines grand touring comfort in a quick and nimble machine so perfectly.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and service records showing large investments over the years. This 560SL has the right colors, features, and price, so you know it won't wait for long. Don't miss out, call today!