$29,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1988

option code description
12 Automatic Transmission
048 560SL
262 Elimination of rear end spoilers
442 Airbag in steering wheel
494 California Specification
519 Becker radio Grand Prix electronic cassette
551 Anti-theft warning system
581 Automatic climate control

  
exterior color code
040 Black (Schwarz)
interior color code
271 Black Leather

 

Make:   Mercedes-Benz
Model:   560SL
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   62,830 (Actual)
Engine:   5.6 Liter V8
VIN:   WDBBA48D9JA091932
about the dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio. With many years of focused experience we specialize in 1957 to 1982 Corvettes and other classics. There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette, Cadillac, Camaro, or Trans Am. Founded in 2005, this is a very focused operation. We do it because we enjoy it. We are a collectors and enthusiasts; therefore we look for cars that excite us. We do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked because it is special or rare and because we like it.
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242
sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468

vehicle description

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this low mileage 1988 Mercedes 560SL is spectacular condition. The market on the 560SL is absolutely red hot right now. Very low mileage and original examples of the R107 Mercedes SL are exceptionally difficult to find and draw a huge premium in the current market. This 560SL is exceptionally original with the correct VIN stickers on the body panels we checked. It is an original California version verified by the 494 code on the data tag. There is copy of the AutoCheck report on this car pictured below. It it totally clean and shows no accident history. The low original mileage is verified not only by the condition of the car, but also the clear Ohio title showing the mileage as "Actual."

This Mercedes is verified as "numbers matching" meaning the engine in the car is the correct and original unit that was installed in the factory. It is especially rare, but this 560SL has the "vehicle data card" from the Mercedes factory, which is pictured below. It shows the original engine number to be "117967 12 040590." We have checked the engine and confirmed that same engine number stamped on the left side of the engine block. All of the paint and trim codes are also correct and match the vehicle data card and the data tag by the radiator.

This 560SL looks outstanding, runs great, and is and awesome driver. It comes with both the soft-top and auxiliary hardtop. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Mercedes that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come. The car come with service records and some stamps in the maintenance book. Some of those maintenance stamps are pictured below included one showing the car has had the 60,000 mile service completed. Also included with the car are the original owners manual, books, tools, convertible top wrench, spare tire and rim, jack, and some service records, which are all pictured below. This Mercedes is finished in the beautiful and desirable color combination of triple back, Black (040) exterior over Black Leather interior (271) with a black soft-top. This is the correct and original color scheme as verified on the data tag pictured below as well as the vehicle data card. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of clean and nice this 560SL really is.

As a side note, this Mercedes is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the 560SL, just give us a call.

   

 

condition

 
 

Exterior

The Black exterior is in excellent condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely; it has that solid Mercedes touch and feels like a vault door closing. We have seen no paint lines, overspray or other signs of paintwork at all. A sticker with this individual Mercedes VIN is present on all the body parts we checked, the hood, trunk, both doors, both front fenders, both rear fenders, and both the front and rear bumper. This is another excellent sign of originally, no accident history, and no paint work. The wheels have no curb rash, but do have some minor pitting. The Michelin tires have plenty of tread left and are correctly sized 205/65R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As with any paintjob with this many years on it there are some very small blemishes around the car that are too tiny so show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about 5 feet away. As one can seen in the many photos of the underside, this 560SL is very clean underneath. We have also included specific photos of the rockers, lower front and rear quarter panels, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how nice it looks.

 

Interior

The Black Leather interior of the 560SL looks absolutely fantastic. The seats are in excellent condition with no tears, rips, or split seams. The seat is not overly worn in the typical are on the driver's bolster where the drier gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket cover or replacement. The carpet looks terrific with no stains, rips, or holes. The original door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The convertible soft top is in excellent shape with no rips or split seams. All of the gauges faces are crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash is in great condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The wood trim looks nice overall with no fading; there are a few very small hairline cracks that were too small to show up in the photos. This car has never been smoked in; there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever, obviously no burn marks, and the factory lighter looks brand new and have never been used.

The trunk is very clean and nicely detailed with the original spare tire and rim, jack, and tool kit with the correct Mercedes wrenches. Please note that the original Mercedes first-aid kit is complete and also still with the car.

The excellent condition of this all original interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this Mercedes has received throughout its life.


Mechanical

This 560SL appears to be in great mechanical condition; everything on the car works and it is ready to be enjoyed. There are some maintenance records included with the car along. I have personally put over 131 miles on this Mercedes and during that time is the completely reliable and a pleasure to drive. The engine starts right away every time, idles smooth, and runs great. It is an exceptional driver that feels nice on the road and at highway speeds. In the video below one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it shifts well, runs great, there are no vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does not overheat. Also, the engine bay is clean, nicely detailed, and correct as one can see from the photos.

Please note in the video that all of the warning lights work properly. They light up when the key is first turned on and then go off when the engine is started. There are no "check engine" or other warning lights that stay on. The horn works as do all the exterior lights, interior lights, indicators, power windows, power antenna, wipers, and fan. All of the gauges work. The a/c works and blows cold. The original radio works, gets good reception, and sounds great. This Mercedes has lots of power with the 5.6 liter engine. There is a occasional creak and raddle at low speeds. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.


Overall Condition

 

Overall, this 1988 560SL is in excellent condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. The market on for the R107 body style SL Mercedes is very strong right now, particularly for the 560SL's from 1987 to 1989 model years. This Mercedes is a great value and will only appreciate over time. Someone could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

 

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

 

autocheck




vehicle video

 


For a fourteen minute video of the car including running, starting, walk around, function check, and test drive on the road and highway please visit:
https://youtu.be/ZerIFoKJwbI .

 

vehicle pictures

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worldwide shipping

  The vast majority of cars sold by Seven Hills Motorcars are shipped across the country or even across the world to their new owners.  Therefore, we are very familiar with the shipping process and glad to help our customers with it.  We are more than happy to assist in having your car transported to anywhere in world.  For our domestic customers in the United States we can handle the entire process in-house without the need or added expense for a shipping broker.  Please feel free to contact us for a shipping quote. While we are more than happy to assist with shipping of the car, we are not responsible for the shipping of the extra engine block.

 

warranty

  We are one of the only classic car dealers that is able to offer you a warranty for purchase on your classic car. There are warranties available from 1 year to 10 year at prices ranging from $2,500 to $6,000. Warranty work can be completed at any licensed repair shop, including your local Chevrolet dealer. As with all other classic car dealers, unless you decided to purchase a warranty, all of our vehicles are sold "As-is" with on warranty express or implied. Please contact us if you are interested in a warranty for your classic vehicle.

 

 



 




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