1988 Mercedes 560SL Convertible - $32,000 (Austin)

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condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 96800
paint color: red
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: convertible
Listen up, folks! We've got a beaut here - a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL, red as a Texas sunset with leather softer than a banker's handshake. This German road warrior's got a clean record, all the bells and whistles and we've put it through the wringer in our shop so it purrs like a tiger. Not to mention the paint is shinier than a politician's promises, and the top's as sturdy as a farmer's resolve - save for one little tear. Hardtop is in perfect condition.

It's loaded with more gadgets, bells and whistles than a millionaire's yacht, but don't let that fool you - this beast's got the heart of a workhorse. With a V8 and a transmission tougher than a two-dollar steak, this dude's ready to hit the road. We've freshened her up with new parts and an Alpine stereo, so you can cruise worry-free, feeling richer than Elon without breaking the bank!

Here're the facts:

Mileage: 96800
Signal Red over Palomino leather 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL. Alpine Stereo installed but in possession of the working original.

According to the NMVTIS (National Motor Vehicle Title Information System) this car was first registered in New York in March of 1998, with a new owner in Georgia in 2000, until my buddy got it in 2015 with no problems or “brands” reported whatsoever. The car has a clean Carfax report showing no accidents or damage, and a clean Texas title.

The engine starts right up, hot or cold, and runs smooth and quiet, with ample power. The transmission shifts cleanly and smoothly, and the suspension and brakes work just as they should. Driving this car is a pleasure and there are no squeaks or rattles.

The Signal Red paint is shiny and shows very well even in direct sunlight. There are some small signs of wear in the back trunk area. The Palomino leather interior is worn in areas but looks great and is still soft and supple. It has a removable hardtop in perfect condition with a stand when you choose to leave it at home. A pretty nice convenience.

Soft Top. This vehicle comes with new soft top cover (not installed, but might do it this week), while the current black canvas soft top is flexible and free of blemishes, except for a 2” long rip on the driver’s side. It’s in great shape however. Even the plastic rear windows are clear and show a few minor wrinkles from having stayed folded for such a long time. The top has not shrunk and still goes up and down perfectly. All the rubber body and bumper moldings are flexible, not dried, and still look great.

Chrome-plated 15" Gullideckel alloy wheels with Michelin tires, fog lights, an alarm system, power windows, central locking, cruise control, automatic climate control, and a limited-slip differential.

In the glovebox are the original owner’s manual and top removal tools.

Car History. Codenamed R107, the 1972-89 Mercedes-Benz SL is a two-seat convertible with a hideaway convertible top and a detachable hardtop roof. It replaced the W113 SL-Class in 1971 and was replaced by the R129 SL-Class in 1989. During its production run, the SL was the only roadster offered by Mercedes-Benz. The 560 SL represents the last iteration of the series.

Built from 1986 to 1989, it was the most powerful version available from the factory, exclusive to the USA, European, Japanese, and Australian markets. The 5.5 L (5,547 cc) SOHC V8 has a compression Ratio of 9.0: 1 and was rated by the factory at a Max. Power of 227 hp (169 kW) @ 5200 rpm and Max. Torque of 287 lb·ft (389 N·m) @ 3500 rpm. It has a 4-speed automatic transmission (model W4A 040 type 722.3) which is unofficially called “4G-Tronic” by car enthusiasts and is considered to be one of the most reliable transmissions ever built by Mercedes-Benz with some examples exceeding 300,000 miles of service.

For the sake of reliability, the car has been freshly serviced and inspected car which will be certain to give someone many miles of stress-free enjoyment.

Decoding the Data Plate tells us the following about this particular car:
CHASSIS NUMBER Model code: 107048 Commercial model: 560 SL Steering and Transmission: Left Hand Drive, Automatic Transmission PAINT CODES Body: 568 - signal red Hardtop: 568 - signal red INTERIOR CODES 274 - leather light brown / java

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