Lot 153 - 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
|Odometer reading||44,500 miles|
|Result||Sold - £25,760|
- Original European specification example
- Lovely condition
The 560 SL convertible was the latest in Mercedes-Benz's long and much loved line of luxury sports cars. Launched in 1983 it could trace its lineage back to the 230 SL of 1963. The 560 SL was powered by a 5.5 litre, overhead camshaft V8 engine producing 227bhp, an output good enough for a top speed of 220kmh with 100kmh reachable in around eight seconds. There were improvements to the running gear in the form of anti-dive, anti-squat rear suspension, a limited slip differential and revised steering geometry. The 560 SL has a high level of standard equipment, included leather upholstery, anti-lock braking, an anti-theft alarm system, stereo radio/cassette, leather trimmed steering wheel, gear lever and an improved climate control system.
This lovely example of this sought-after model is presented in original European specification (not the US specification with ugly bumpers!) and was delivered new to Japan in 1988. It is presented in silver with black interior, factory hardtop and a black hood which we believe has never been used. This luxurious sports car also comes with its original Becker stereo, original books and service history, and was previously dry stored for 20 years and only recommissioned by the present owner recently. It has heated front seats, cruise control and climate control. These are rare cars and with low mileage, this represents a fine addition to any classic car stable. Offered with No Reserve, this surely must be one of the best opportunities available today!
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