$19,900

general specifications

vehicle options

Year:

  1988

option code description
12 Automatic Transmission
048 560SL
240 Outside Temperature Indicator
262 Elimination of rear end spoilers
442 Airbag in steering wheel
461 Instruments with English Lettering
491 U.S. Specification
506 Outside Rear View Mirror, Left and Right
519 Becker radio Grand Prix electronic cassette
531 Automatic Antenna
543 Sun Visor with Vanity Mirror
551 Anti-theft warning system
570 Folding Armrest
581 Automatic climate control
592 Heat Insulated Glass, Heated Rear Window

  
exterior color code
623 Light Ivory (Hellelfinbein)
interior color code
274 Light Brown Palomino Leather
soft-top color code
746 Dark Brown

Make:   Mercedes-Benz
Model:   560SL
Transmission:   Automatic
Mileage:   77,255 (Actual)
Engine:   5.6 Liter V8
VIN:   WDBBA48D5JA077347
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 Benz 560SL in great condition. It looks nice, runs great, and is an awesome driver. The market on the 560SL is absolutely red hot right now and this example is priced to sell. 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. There is copy of the AutoCheck report on this car pictured below. It is totally clean, shows no accident history, and verifies the low mileage. The low original mileage is also verified not only by the condition of the car, but also by the clear Ohio title, pictured below, showing the mileage as "Actual."

This Mercedes is verified as "numbers matching" meaning both the engine and the transmission in the car are the correct and original units that were installed in the factory. Very importantly 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 028823." We have checked the engine and confirmed that same engine number stamped on the left side of the engine block. There is also a sticker on the main case of the transmission, pictured below, showing the correct corresponding VIN. 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 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. This Mercedes is finished in the attractive and popular color combination of Light Ivory (623) over Palomino Light Brown Leather interior (274) with a Dark Brown (746) soft top. This is the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the data tag by the radiator and vehicle data card both pictured below. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information below to get a true sense of clean and nice this 560SL really is.

The car comes with the original owners manual, books, Mercedes tool kit, convertible top wrench, spare tire and rim, jack, Maintenance booklet, convertible top operation booklet, warranty booklet, climate control card, and miscellaneous other items from when the car was sold new, which are all pictured below. There are many stamps in the Maintenance Booklet from upkeep over the years.

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 Light Ivory exterior is in nice driver condition 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. The convertible soft top is in good shape with no rips, there is a spot on the left side visible in the photos. The rear windows are clean and not yellowed or foggy. The wheels are in great shape with a nice finish and no curb rash. The Michelin tires are correctly sized 205/65R15 and do show some age, but have about 90% tread left. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. There are some touch ups and other tiny blemishes around the car that are too small to show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five feet away. There are a few spots around the right side molding and the deck lid. 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 quarter panels, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how it looks.

 

Interior

The Palomino Light Brown Leather interior of the 560SL looks great. The seats are in excellent condition with no tears, rips, or excessive wear. The seat is not overly worn in the typical area on the driver's bolster where the driver gets in and out. Please note that these appear to be the original seats and skins, not some cheap aftermarket covers or replacements. The carpet looks great with no rips or holes. All of the gauges faces are crisp and the lenses are clear. The dash is in good condition with no cracks, fading, or sun damage. The original door panels look great with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The wood trim looks nice overall with no fading; there are some very fine hairline cracks in the wood by the window switch. This car has not been smoked in and there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever. The original radio is still with the car works great as does the power antenna as one can see in the video.

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 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 very nice mechanical condition. The engine starts right away every time and runs well. 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 runs great, there are no strange noises or 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, wipers, and fan. All of the gauges work and even the clock runs. The a/c works and blows cold. This Mercedes has lots of power with the 5.6 liter engine. 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 1988 and 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 twelve 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/6f2JoHqoCvE .

 

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.

 

 



 




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