1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

43k Miles, Two Families Since New

$32,800

Harry's Thoughts

This is an SL that we are selling for our friend. It has 43k miles and two families from new. Living primarily in Arizona, it is well preserved. The convertible top has only been up a few times in 33 years!! She's great to drive.

THE ESSENTIALS

Two Owners- 43,000 Miles- Fully Serviced- Both Tops- Ready to Enjoy!

This is a two family owned since new 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL with 43,400 miles from new and has been well maintained.  This is owned by a friend and client of ours.  He bought it from Schumacher European in Scottsdale, AZ 18 years ago.  At that time, it had accumulated 19, 971 miles by the original owners.  The roadster is accompanied by decades of documentation for service and history.

This 560SL was build in December 1987 and sold new on April 21, 1988 at Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp. in Englewood, NJ to Mrs. Dotty Besserman of Upper Montclair, NJ.  By Thanksgiving of 1996, the Besserman’s had moved to Scottsdale, AZ.  By then, the 560SL had accumulated 19,290 miles.  Over the next seven years, a mere 700 miles had been added.  The present owner, Mr. Wally Quanstrom of Gold Canyon, AZ acquired the roadster from Schumacher on November 28, 2003 for $35,229.  The Quanstrom’s enjoyed the 560SL and kept it well serviced.

The Artic White (Paint Code 147) is in excellent original condition.  In 2017, there was some limited damage to the front suspension, which was repaired well with no body work (as noted on the CARFAX).  The SL has been garage kept for most all of its life and looks great today for its 33 years of age.  The radials are newer with limited miles, but two of the wheels are chromed and two are painted.  The roadster comes with its original hardtop, which is in excellent condition.  Frankly, it appears as though the black canvas convertible top has been used two or three times since new.  It is rather pristine.

The Palomino Leather (Trim Code 274) is original and in very nice condition.  There are three or four very small nicks in the leather, but overall the interior is in great shape.  Importantly, the dashboard has no cracks or issues.  The wood is darker which contrasts well with the tan interior.  There are two small cracks in the wood which are seen in the photo gallery.  The headliners of the hardtop and the soft top are in excellent condition.  The tan carpeting is also in very nice original condition.  We love the original First Aid kit behind the seats.

The engine compartment confirms the 43,400 miles and belies the 33 years of age.  Mechanically the roadster is in excellent condition.  The air conditioning works very well, even in our 110 degree F temperatures.  It was converted to 134a in 2017.

This 560SL comes complete with both tops, the First Aid kit, tools, all the books and records and a clean CARFAX, except the limited suspension fender damage done in 2017.

For more information, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The SL is available for viewing at our Phoenix showroom.

1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

$32,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATION USA
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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL
1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

$32,800

VIN WDBBA48D5JA081754
BODY STYLE Roadster
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 43,400
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Palomino Leather (Tan)
EXT COLOR Artic White
YEAR 1988
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 397

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand tourer sports car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light). The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American…
The Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is a grand tourer sports car manufactured by Mercedes since 1954. The designation SL derives from the German Super-Leicht, (English: Super Light). The original idea was suggested by American importer Max Hoffman, who perceived a market for a toned-down Gran Prix car tailored to affluent performance enthusiasts in the booming post-war American market, which remains the primary market for the vehicles. The SL designation was first applied to the 300 SL, often referred to as the "Gullwing" due to its gullwing or upward-opening doors. The SL is still today the top of the line roadster for Mercedes, and one of the most popular luxury performance cars of all time.

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