1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL (R107) #2075 Left Hand Drive
- Stock Number: 2075
- Make / Model: MERCEDES-BENZ / 560SL (R107)
- Mileage: 47001
- Paint Colour: Blue/Black
- Interior Colour: Palomino Leather
- Year: 1988
About This Car
1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 560 SL
Blue-Black Metallic (199) with Palomino Leather (274) and Black Fabric Soft Top
This wonderfully equipped 560SL can quite simply be described as looking ‘grand’. With it’s combination of Blue Black Metallic paintwork and Palomino Leather, it looks a million dollars.
Not that this car would have cost a million dollars when new, but with the Steering Wheel Airbag, Cruise Control, Automatic Climate Control and Arm Rest, it sits very close to the top of the list when it comes to what an SL could have cost you back in the late 1980s.
With a high shine on the Blue-Black paintwork, this car is deceptively dark in colour, appearing almost black in certain lights. Blue-Black is most definitely not Navy Blue, it is Black with a hint of Midnight Blue. It is rare, desirable and absolutely gorgeous on this car.
The leather interior in this car is named ‘Palamino’. This nomenclature is derived from horse breeding, meaning a colour of a ‘diluted’ cream over a chestnut base. When combined with Signal Red, the result is a style synonymous with high specification export market cars.
The 560SL was never available in European markets, and in export markets like the USA where fuel is cheap, often these cars covered astronomical miles. This example has covered just 47,000 well cared for miles from new.
This car came to us from a collector in the Channel Islands, who purchased the car from Toronto, Canada in 2016. We have converted the bumpers to European Specification, and can discuss a European headlight conversion should the new owner so desire. The car has been subject to a full underbody detail and waxoyl, making this car ready for some refined and stylish continent crossing.
1988 Mercedes-Benz R107 560 SL
Transmission 722313 03 098110
Order Number 0 8 701 45297
Order Location CANADA
Interior LEATHER – PALOMINO (274)
Paint 1 BLUE-BLACK – METALLIC PAINT (199O)
Paint 2 BLUE-BLACK – METALLIC PAINT (199O)
Paint 5 74
Approx. Build Date 1988-05
240 OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE INDICATOR
262 ELIMINATION OF REAR END SPOILER
442 AIRBAG IN STEERING WHEEL
460 VEHICLES FOR CANADA, ADDITIONAL PARTS
491 U.S. VERSION
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
740 BLACK SOFT TOP FABRIC 9001
808 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR
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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?
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.
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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!
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