|Engine size:||5549 cc|
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (LHD) – For sale in London
- 72,200 Miles from new
- Alpaca Grey Leather interior
- Matching Black hard & soft top
- Original Becker ‘Mexico Grand Prix’ radio
No formal introduction is needed to the iconic R107, but when Mercedes-Benz took the W114/W115 chassis and the engines from the W126 S-Class range, the ‘Sports Line’ range was born and production began in 1971. Success spread across the globe for 18 years of production, however in North America only the 450SL (with a low compression 4.5 litre V8 engine) was supplied up till 1980, when the lesser powerful replacement 380SL came into production under restrictions of emission laws.
Fast forward to 1986 and finally the more powerful 560 engine was made available from the factory to go into the SL range. Exclusive to the USA, Japanese and Australian markets, the 560SL ticked every box, ensuring an iconic place in the Mercedes-Benz brand lineup.
Our 560SL is an original US-spec model, which had its pre-delivery inspection on 21st November 1987 and given its history file, has spent the majority of its life in the State of California, allowing it to be free from corrosion. Complete as it left the factory, it’s finished in stunning Gloss Black (Paint code 040) with its colour matching hard top and black fabric soft top in beautiful condition.
The interior is in outstanding condition with no scarring to the Alpaca Grey Leather seats and the steering wheel has little wear. Sitting centrally is the original Becker ‘Mexico Grand Prix’ radio and other comforts such as automatic climate control.
As you would expect from the 560 V8, performance on the road is seamlessly delivered and the 4-speed automatic gearbox goes up and down through the gears without fault.
This 560SL is in beautiful condition and with just 72,200 miles on the odometer it is apparent it has been extremely well cared for, and has resided in dryer climates, making it an attractive car for its next owner.
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
262 ELIMINATION OF REAR END SPOILER
442 AIRBAG IN STEERING WHEEL
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
494 VERSION FOR USA
506 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR, LEFT AND RIGHT, HEATED (ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE ON THE RIGHT)
519 BECKER RADIO MEXICO GRAND PRIX, ELECTRONIC
524 PAINTWORK – PRESERVATION
531 AUTOMATIC ANTENNA
543 SUN VISOR WITH VANITY MIRROR, ILLUMINATED, LEFT AND RIGHT
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
592 HEAT-INSULATING GLASS, ALL-AROUND, HEATED REAR WINDOW PANE, BAND FILTER
639 ELIMINATION OF FIRST-AID BOX AND WARNING TRIANGLE
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001
808 AEJ 06/1/M/X
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