1988 MERCEDES BENZ 560SL, LOW MILES, BOTH TOPS, 78K, VERY CLEAN

Price: US $19,250.00 Item location: Englewood, Florida, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: SL-Class
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: SL roadster convertible
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 78,036
  • VIN: WDBBA48D1JA085400
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 5.5 liter V8 227hp
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue leather
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1988 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

According to Haggerty (the valuation and collector car people), the following valuation applies to this super clean 1988 560SL. This vehicle is easily classified as "Good" bordering on low end "Excellent". So, technically, it is a vehicle that could be brought to Concours condition if desired.
Using the Haggerty condition definitions, this vehicle is "Good" and with very little effort it could be worthy to show. It's a very clean special occasion car or local show car. Perhaps too clean to be a daily driver.
Current Values (per Haggerty) as found with simple internet search.
  • #1 Concours$75,700 Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is "concours."
  • #2 Excellent$46,300 #2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is "excellent."
  • #3 Good$21,500 #3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. "Good" is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
  • #4 Fair
The pictures say it all . . . This vehicle shows very well and is a great low mileage sample of truly collectible Mercedes. The car runs great, shifts great, and has no known mechanical issues. It has been maintained and babied since new. Selling only because it's time to buy a vehicle that is a little easier for me to get in/out of.
The mileage may change by a very small amount as the car is still being driven on sunny Florida days.
The title is clear and clean. See picture.
This classic is sold "as is"
Vehicle is available for viewing in Englewood, Florida (between Sarasota and Ft Myers). Can be put on a lift for undercarriage inspection. Can be test driven. Again, this is a very very clean well maintained and well kept classic. You'll get many years of enjoyment from this beauty.
Your AutoCheck Vehicle History Report


Report run date: June 15, 2016 6:29:58 EDT 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 Series SL

Calculated Owners: 3

  • Class: Upscale - Luxury
  • Engine: 5.6L V8 MPI
  • Country of Assembly: Germany
  • Vehicle Age: 28
  • Calculated Owners: 3
  • VIN: WDBBA48D1JA085400
  • Year : 1988
  • Make : Mercedes-Benz
  • Model: 560 Series SL
  • Style/Body: Coupe / Roadster 2D

I purchased the AutoCheck report for this classic and, no surprise, it came back with an above average rating and no known issues. AutoCheck assigns a score based on a number of factors that they research. The typical condition scorefor this year/model/make is between 25-45. This vehicle's score is:
47

Accident Check

Not all accidents / issues are reported to AutoCheck

Your vehicle checks out: There have been no accidents reported for this 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 Series SL (WDBBA48D1JA085400). AutoCheck receives its accident data from government sources and independent agencies, and based on the information available to us, we have found that no accidents have been reported on this vehicle. Not all accidents or damage events are reported to AutoCheck.

Title and Problem Check

Your vehicle checks out: AutoCheck's database for this 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 Series SL (WDBBA48D1JA085400) shows no negative titles or other problems.

0 Problem(s) Reported:15 Title/Problem areas checked:
No abandoned title record
No damaged title or major damage incident record
No fire damaged title record
No grey market title record
No hail damage title record
No insurance loss title or probable total loss record
No junk or scrapped title record
No manufacturer buyback/lemon title record
No odometer problem title record
No rebuilt/rebuildable title record
No salvage title or salvage auction record
No water damaged title record
No NHTSA crash test record
No frame/unibody damage record
No recycling facility record
Odometer Check

Your vehicle checks out: AutoCheck examined the reported odometer readings for this 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 Series SL (WDBBA48D1JA085400) and no indication of an odometer rollback or tampering was found. AutoCheck uses business rules to determine if reported odometer readings are significantly less than previously reported values. Not all reported odometer readings are used. Title and auction events also report odometer tampering or breakage.

0 Problem(s) Reported:MileageDate Reported
49,76210/17/1995
63,86103/16/2002
Vehicle Use and Event Check

No Additional Information Reported: AutoCheck shows no additional vehicle uses or events for this 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 Series SL (WDBBA48D1JA085400). This includes reported vehicle uses such as rental or lease, and events such as whether the vehicle has been reported to have had a loan/lien or duplicate title issued. Other events show if the vehicle has a reported accident and how many calculated accidents or if it has been reported stolen or repossessed. It is recommended to have pre-owned vehicles inspected by a third party prior to purchase.

0 Event(s) Reported: 6 Vehicle uses checked:
No fleet, rental and/or lease use record
No taxi use record
No police use record
No government use record
No livery use record
No driver education record
0 Event(s) Reported:9 Vehicle events checked:
No accident record reported through accident data sources
No corrected title record
No duplicate title record
No emission/safety inspection record
No loan/lien record
No fire damage incident record
No repossessed record
No theft record
No storm area registration/title record
Detailed Vehicle History

Calculated Owners: 3

Below are the historical events for this vehicle listed in chronological order. Any discrepancies will be in bold text.

Report Run Date: June 15, 2016 6:29:58 EDT

Vehicle: 1988Mercedes-Benz560 Series SL(WDBBA48D1JA085400)

Event Date Event Location Odometer Reading Data Source Event Detail
10/17/1995FL49,762Motor Vehicle Dept.ODOMETER READING FROM DMV
10/20/1995VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.TITLE (Title #:0069285072)
05/23/1996VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
09/24/1996VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
08/06/1997VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
08/20/1998VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
08/12/1999VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
08/17/2001VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
03/16/2002FL63,861Motor Vehicle Dept.ODOMETER READING FROM DMV
03/19/2002VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.TITLE (Title #:0069285072)
03/19/2002VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/08/2003VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/13/2004VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/07/2005VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/07/2006VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/05/2007VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/10/2008VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/14/2009VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/08/2010VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
03/23/2011VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/03/2012VENICE, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
01/03/2013ENGLEWOOD, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.TITLE (Title #:0069285072)
01/03/2013ENGLEWOOD, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
EXCLUDED/EXEMPT
07/11/2013ENGLEWOOD, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
EXCLUDED/EXEMPT
08/04/2014ENGLEWOOD, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
EXCLUDED/EXEMPT
08/04/2015ENGLEWOOD, FLMotor Vehicle Dept.REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
EXCLUDED/EXEMPT