1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL: 48k Mi, Red/Black, Clean CarFax, Mechanically Strong

Price: - Item location: Santa Barbara, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: 2 Dr Convertible
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 48,475
  • VIN: WDBBA48DXJA086030
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 5.6L V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1988 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr Convertible

Offered for sale is a gorgeous, very clean, 48k original mile 1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL finished in timeless Signal Red over black with a black soft top. Originally sold in Southern California, this three-owner example had been in South Florida since 1997 before we acquired it earlier this winter. Always well maintained, the car is as mechanically strong as it is cosmetically clean, used consistently throughout its 28 years of service, but as a secondary car, yielding its low original miles

The car looks and runs more like it’s a couple years old rather than nearly three decades. The Signal Red finish is in excellent condition, marred only by the most negligible of imperfections, none of which are significant enough to appear in any of the pictures. All of the panel fits and gaps are perfect and there’s absolutely no evidence of accidents, further bolstered by a clean Carfax report. Perhaps the car’s most visible imperfection is a soft ding on the top of the front bumper, however it’s difficult to see as the front license plate sits directly in front of it. The rest of the chrome is good original condition, as is all of the rubber and glass, the both the hard top and soft top are in great shape, the latter retaining a crystal clear rear window. The car’s black interior is equally clean, the seats showing only minimal wear typical of any 48k mile example. The carpets and interior panels are in great condition and the dash and interior wood trim are free of cracks. Lastly, the original chrome wheels are wrapped in tires with plenty of remaining tread.

Always well maintained, the engine starts easily, idles smoothly and consistently and pulls strongly and smoothly through each of the gears. The car drives and brakes straight and true and is extremely comfortable with a civilized modern ride quality, whether tooling through town, winding through the canyons or bombing down the highway at Autobahn speeds.

This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a gorgeous, low mileage, mechanically strong 560SL. We feel the 560SL represents an excellent value in classic cars – abundantly usable, timeless styling and incredible build quality, all at an affordable price point. Whether you’re a Mercedes enthusiast or just looking for a clean, entry level modern classic, this low mileage example deserves your serious consideration.