1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (R107) #2329 Smoke Silver with Beige Leather

  • Stock Number: 2329
  • Make / Model: Mercedes-Benz / 560SL (R107) with Beige Leather
  • Mileage: 42496
  • Year: 1988
  • Price: £59,995

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About This Car

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (R107)

Smoke Silver (702) with Beige Leather (275) and
Smoke Silver (702) Hardtop and Light Brown Fabric Soft Top (746)

42,496 miles

The Mercedes-Benz 560SL was the largest displacement R107, with a 5.6 litre V8 engine produced to combat the restrictive emissions regulations primarily in California. It might seem counter productive to us today, but back in the late 1980s it was only by increasing displacement to 5.6 litres that the USA specification cars could be given comparable performance to the European 500SL and still comply with the necessary emissions rules. As is often the case with motorcars, it is this range-topping ‘560SL’ badge that buyers so desire, particularly as the largest displacement SL was never offered in Europe – it was only available in the USA, Japan and Australia.

On European roads the 560SL is perfect for continental touring, a very capable beast that is both refined and raw in equal measure.

This particular car was imported from California to the UK and has spent it’s European days in Spain, being specifically chosen for the low mileage and rare colour combination. Smoke Silver Metallic is a beautiful shade that was only offered for the last few years of production, perfectly combined with the Beige Leather interior for a very luxurious looking roadster.

It’s not just the colour combination that screams luxury with this car… inside the specification is comprehensive. USA cars were always fitted with virtually every available option, and this car is no exception. With the Outside Temp Gauge, Rear Spoiler Delete, Airbag, Becker Mexico Radio, Paintwork Preservation, Automatic Antenna, Folding Arm Rest, Illuminated Vanity Mirrors and of course, the brown fabric soft top.

Low mileage, high displacement, ultimate R107 luxury. There’s a lot to like about this rare car.

Specification

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 (USA)
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
746 FOLDING TOP FABRIC 8023, DARK BROWN
808 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR

Why Choose SLSHOP?

Is it our unrivalled experience with three generations of SL? Is it our attention to detail, our award winning quality? Is it our selection of hand picked, superb cars for sale? Is it the family feel, the friendly faces and consistency of our work? Most people say it’s all of these things.

A classic car offers a world of opportunities – it is an invitation to explore the open road and share life-affirming experiences with like-minded individuals.

Where will your Mercedes-Benz take you?

Bulkhead Corrosion

Although the R107 is renowned for build quality, there is one chink in the armour – the bulkhead. Many cars that present well from the outside are hiding internal rust. Water from outside the car should drain out through specially designed channels, but over time, these become blocked forcing water inside the car. Once water has breached the blower motor cover in front of the windscreen, it slowly wreaks havoc from inside out. This delicate area did not have rust protection from the factory, and as the metal deteriorates it the water ingress can lead to faulty electrics, damp carpets and musty smells inside the cabin.

All our cars come with a 36 month bulkhead warranty.

SLSHOP Unique 2 & 3 year warranty

At the SLSHOP, not only do we know what an SL is capable of but we believe in the cars we sell.

We want our customers to have the confidence to get out and use these iconic classics, to enjoy them for trips at home and abroad.

That’s why we offer a 2 year ‘no quibble’ mechanical warranty with each car sold, as well as a 3 year bulkhead warranty.

Next Steps: Experience

We believe in the capabilities of these classic cars, and want our customers to get out and use them. Welcome to Experience from The SLSHOP, aimed at helping you get more out of your classic Mercedes-Benz. We offer a number of trips, tours and events in the UK and abroad. See you there!

Next Steps: 24hr Test Drive

Tempted by an R107 SL but not sure if it’s for you? Fancy trying a weekend at the wheel before you dive in? We offer a 24hr test drive through our hire business. Hire a classic Mercedes-Benz for a day or longer, and if you subsequently buy a car from our showroom, we will refund the entire hire fee. What are you waiting for?

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