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1988 560SL Roadster/Coupe

  • 7,752 original documented miles since new
  • Extremely rare color combination
  • Cabernet Red with Medium Red Leather (Cabernet Red Hard Top and Black Soft Top)
  • 100% original paint and interior
  • original Pirelli P6 tires, hardly used and phenomenally well preserved
  • every original component down to the fuel filters, unused plastic wrapped tool kit, and spare tire
  • every book, record, and document since new
  • one owner
  • new home, Santiago, Chile
  • Sold

Extremely rare color combination -- Cabernet Red exterior (MB paint code 587) with Medium Red Leather interior (Cabernet Red hard top and black soft top), 8-Cylinder, 5.6 liter, 227 hp, fuel-injected, dual overhead cam, 4-speed automatic transmission, power assisted 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, 4-wheel independent suspension, drive side air bag, A/C and heat automatic climate control, power windows, central locking, cruise control, power steering, original factory stereo, adjustable sleeve height power antenna, quartz chronometer, tachometer, 3-way adjustable front seats, front center folding arm rest, front center cargo tray, halogen head lamps, halogen fog lamps, 3-speed windshield wiper with 5-second mist interval control, burl walnut wood dash trim, headlamp turn-off warning device, optional right and left side controlled parking light illumination, full spare and tool kit, road-side trunk reflector, first-aid kit, Owner's Manual, stamped Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Booklet, every hard copy record, all other original Mercedes-Benz books and literature which came with the car at the time of Purchase. In 1988 this car sold for $61,130.

This car runs absolutely amazing. It is extremely powerful and every option works like new. The paint is in astonishing original condition. There are no dings, chips or scratches. The interior looks exactly as it did when it rolled out of the factory in Germany, 1988. To keep this simple, the car presents itself as new. It has had every scheduled service since new. It has never had any major work outside of the normal scheduled maintenance, and it has been driven regularly, but sparingly. It has never sat for any extended period of time. I tend to be very critical when describing the condition of any car, and I have personally owned and seen many other R107 SLs of this caliber; museum pieces and private collections. But I have yet to see any in the condition of this 560SL in particular.