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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560-Class 560 SL

5.6L V8 All Original

104,242 Miles
VIN: WDBBA48D7JA076166
Drivetrain RWD
Transmission 4-Speed Automatic
Engine 8cyl - 5.6L
Fuel Type Gas
MPG City 12
MPG Highway 16
Interior Tan
Exterior Silver
5.6L V8 All Original
  • 5.6L (338ci) SOHC V8
    • Factory rated at 227hp / 279ftlb
    • Indirect fuel injection system
  • 4 speed automatic transmission
    • Recently rebuilt with less then 1,000 miles on rebuild
  • Beige leather interior
  • Power brakes and steering 
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Factory A/C
  • 4 wheel independent suspension 
  • Limited-slip differential

This 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL is a highly original example of one the best-recognized symbols of opulence and class. So when it comes with everything from the beautiful paint to cold A/C with an obtainable price, you know this is a quite a deal. People take notice when a 560SL arrives. It's a long-established symbol of distinction, and this one plays into that advantage quite well. The motor runs great and is happily married to a newly rebuilt transmission. The interior is in great shape for its age, very little wear is shown on the seats and dash. This makes a great highway cruiser as this car was built with high speed cruising in mind. The tight independent suspension, comfortable interior, torque monster 5.6L engine and 4 wheel disc brakes make the SL560 an amazing driving experience. 


In 1988, Mercedes-Benz shipped its most powerful SL of the decade to the U.S. in the 560SL. The car was also the heaviest of the 1971-89 R107 SLs body style that Mercedes produced. The new 5.6-liter V-8 engine’s 227 hp did a fine job of mitigating that fact. Top speed was much improved (from 110 mph in the 380SL to 130 mph), and the car was quicker from a standstill to 60 mph by about 4 full seconds. 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 $48,000 price tag. The 560SL sold well with average annual sales exceeding 12,000 units.


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Air Conditioning
Front air conditioning: , automatic climate control
Front airbags: driver side
Audio System
Antenna type: power
Premium brand:
Radio: AM/FM
ABS: 4-wheel
Power brakes:
Comfort Features
Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features
Center console:
Cruise control:
Power steering:
Steering wheel: power telescopic
Gauge: tachometer
Front fog lights:
Side mirror adjustments: power
Side mirrors: heated
Front seat type: bucket
Upholstery: leather
Anti-theft system: alarm
Power door locks:
Tires and Rims
Wheel diameter: 15 inch
Wheels: alloy
Front wipers: intermittent
Power windows:
Tinted glass:
Window defogger: rear
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