This 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is for a collector, because it was owned by a collector/specialist. The car has a nice shine, a loaded A/C interior, and all the other extras that tell you this premium classic has been given premium care.
The factory-correct Signal Red paint has a nice gloss that gives this convertible distinction every time you take it out in the sunshine. Exceptionally fitting body panels, clean glass, and a mirror-like finish on the chrome bumpers are all part of a package that came from Mercedes-Benz when new.
In 1986, Mercedes-Benz shipped its most powerful SL of the decade in the 560SL. It had a new 5.5-liter V-8 engine with 227hp. Top speed was much improved 210 kmph. The engine was much torquier, too, which greatly improved the cars’ dynamics. Likewise, the car received a new rear suspension and a limited-slip differential to better handle the added torque and power. Mercedes-Benz also added anti-lock brakes, leather upholstery, an alarm system, and an air bag, all of which better suited the car’s expensive $48,000 price tag when it was launched.
Today, many enthusiasts gravitate towards the 560SL as it retains some of the original lines of the pagoda SLs while carrying with it all of the R107’s advances.