**SOLD on the CCC Buy-It-Now Lot** 35 years owned 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster w/Orig. Hardtop - Collector Car Canada
**SOLD on the CCC Buy-It-Now Lot** 35 years owned 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster w/Orig. Hardtop
Original Owner 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

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35 years owned 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster w/Orig. Hardtop


This is a 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster still in the hands of the first owner outside of the original selling dealership – it was retailed to the dealer’s wife, then the current owner bought from the dealership in 1989 – and still showing its original paint.  The car is finished in Signal Red over Palomino leather and is powered by a 5.5-litre V8 engine paired with a four-speed automatic transmission; rear bench with seatbelts is finished in matching vinyl. Features include a limited-slip differential, the original black soft top, silver-finished 15″ Gullideckel alloy wheels, fog lights, the original Becker AM/FM/cassette stereo with removable face plate, electric windows, central locking, and automatic climate control. Work since 2018, when the car’s odometer read 109,000 km, has included wheel bearing adjustments, relay replacement to address high idle, dash light dimmer, a new antenna mast, a new battery and oil service.  This R107 shows 113,000 km and is offered with recent service records, manufacturer’s literature and a clean Carfax report.


CCC Vital Info – 35 years owned1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

Lot – 161

Seller – Gerry (Private Party)

Seller location – Ridgeway, On L0S

VIN – WDBBA48D6JA086042

Odometer – 113,000 km

Engine Info – 5.5-liter V8 227 horsepower

Transmission Info – Four-speed automatic

Exterior Colour – Signal Red

Interior Colour – Palomino leather

Other features – Limited-slip differential,

Owned since ’89, Original Paint

Category – German

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$29,800 – $73,000

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The car is finished in Signal Red and features the original black convertible soft top – the condition of the manually-operated soft top is shown by close-up photos in the gallery. Additional features include quad headlights, fog lights, a power antenna, and chrome-accented bumpers and trim.  Our photographer shot the car and observed the power antenna not going down the day of the photo shoot.  Small paint chips in the finish are noted on the hood and aft of the top, all photographed in the gallery with a business card for perspective.

Restored 1974 Triumph TR6 4-speed manual

The silver-finished 15″ Gullideckel alloy wheels are skinned in 205/65 Michelin Energy MXV-4 Plus tires, H-rated and with 2006 date codes. The car was factory equipped with power steering, a four-wheel independent suspension and power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes.

Original Owner 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

The cabin features two front bucket seats upholstered in Palomino leather with a rear bench finished in colour-matched vinyl along with a colour-coordinated center console, door cards and carpets.  Interior amenities electric windows, automatic climate control, cruise control, central locks, and the original Becker AM/FM/cassette head unit with functional LCD display and removable face plate. The air conditioning does not blow cold.

Original Owner 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

The four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel is air bag-equipped and fronts VDO instrumentation including a 260-km/h speedometer, a 7000 RPM tachometer with 6000 RPM redline, a functional analog clock, and gauges for coolant temperature, oil pressure, instant fuel economy and fuel level. The six-digit odometer shows 113,000 km.

Original Owner 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

The 5.5-liter V8 was factory rated at 227 horsepower (4750 RPM) and 279 lb-ft of torque (3250 RPM).  While reputed as an elegant cruiser, it could get from zero to sixty in 7.3 seconds and complete the quarter mile in under 16 seconds.  Power is sent to the rear wheels through a four-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential.

Original Owner 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster

This 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL Roadster is available with manufacturer’s literature, a car cover, recent service records from the owner in Ridgeway, Ontario.


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