This 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL first shows registration in Colorado where it remained under regular service through March of 2022 when the selling dealer acquired the car. Finished in Signal Red (568) over Palomino Leather (274), power is provided by a 5.5-liter M117 V8 paired with a four-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a paint-matched removable hardtop, automatic climate control, power windows and cruise control. Service records since new are included with the car showing consistent maintenance. Most recently a tune up was performed including a complete fluid flush, new belts, new hoses, and new filters. This 560SL now shows 154k miles and is offered for sale with the original first aid kit, comprehensive records since new, a clean Carfax, and a clean Connecticut title.
The exterior is finished in Signal Red (568) with chrome trim along the beltline, windows, and impact bumpers. Included is a paint-matched removable hardtop with a heated rear window. The black factory soft top has been replaced recently and both door mirrors include heated glass with the passenger side being power adjustable. The seller notes the paint is believed to be original and no rust is present. Sealed beam headlights are mounted at the front with lower fog lamps mounted below the front bumper.
The car shows the factory 15” Gullideckel wheels wrapped in a set of Falken all-season tires measuring 205/65 on all four corners with 2021 date codes. Recent services include new brake pads, rotors, and a master cylinder.
The cabin is finished in Palomino Leather (274) lining the center armrest and door panels while Burl Walnut wood trim adorns the center console and dashboard. The leather shows well with light fading seen across horizontal surfaces and the veneer shows light cracking around the shifter surround. Features include automatic climate control, power windows, cruise control and an outside temperature indicator mounted in the dash. The factory air conditioning operates as intended and all interior features are reported to function. A matching kinder seat has been added under previous ownership and can be folded into a parcel shelf.
Instrumentation includes a 170-mph speedometer which also houses the analogue odometer reading 154k miles. Other gauges include a tachometer, fuel level indicator, fuel economy indicator, oil pressure, coolant temperature and an analogue clock. Below sit a row of warning lights alongside the controls for the resettable trip odometer.
This 560SL is powered by a 5.5-liter M117 V8 which produced 227 horsepower and 279 lb-ft of torque when new. Service records since new are included with the car showing consistent maintenance. Most recently a tune up was performed including a complete fluid flush, new belts, new hoses, and new filters. Since 2011 the following services have also been performed:
-New Rear Main Seal
-New Valve Cover Gaskets
-New Timing Chain
-Updated Chain Guides
-New Idle Speed Controller
-New Inner & Outer Tie Rod Ends
-New Upper & Lower Control Arms
The Carfax report lists no accidents or damage reports, linear mileage updates, and reported service visits. This 560SL now shows 154k miles and is offered with the original first aid kit, comprehensive records since new, a clean Carfax, and a clean Connecticut title.
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