West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this original southern California 1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL roadster in its highly desirable and striking original factory 'Black Pearl Metallic' (color code 199) paint with a gorgeous 'Palomino' leather interior, its original and virtually never used original 'Black' German canvas soft top, factory alloy wheels, matching 'Black Pearl Metallic' factory hard top and only 44K original miles!
The car's factory options include: 5.6 liter OHC V8 engine, automatic transmission with torque converter, supplemental restraint system, anti-theft alarm system with radio theft deterrent, power assisted steering, cruise control, tinted glass, electric window lifts, electrically heated rear window on hard top, fully independent suspension, power assisted four wheel disc brakes, anti-lock braking system, light alloy wheels, limited slip differential, leather upholstery, adjustable bucket seats and head restraints, front center folding arm rest, leather covered steering wheel and gear selector, automatic antenna, Aerodynamic Halogen Head & Fog lamps and air conditioning with automatic climate control and central locking.
Obviously always garaged and covered with no accidents and a clean CARFAX report with the original factory 'Black Pearl Metallic' color paint still in exceptional condition and with an absolutely beautiful condition 'Palomino' leather interior with virtually no signs of any wear and with the original leather dashboard and the walnut wood veneer interior still like new (obviously always garaged from the sun and elements!) The car has its original 'German canvas' soft top which is still in as new condition and the car has it's original and also factory matching 'Black Pearl Metallic' hard top. The car boasts all its original owners manuals, dealer stamped service booklets and tools.
The car was purchased new by its original southern California owners on 9/26/1988 and the car was primarily serviced at 'Escondido Motors', the Mercedes-Benz dealership of Escondido, CA and in later years at the renown 'Rizzoli's Automotive', the independent Mercedes-Benz specialists of Santa Maria, CA. The car is a true time capsule and and drives exactly like such a well maintained and serviced Mercedes with only 44K original miles should and must be seen and driven to be truly appreciated! All the options are working as they should including the A/C.
We recently purchased the car directly from only it's second southern California owner and this gentleman had purchased the car in 2014 from the original California owner with only 42K miles and who drove the car less than 2,000 miles since purchasing it some 3 years ago. Please note that the current mileage is only 44,090 miles, less than 2,000 miles since the car received a full service at Rizzoli's and when the car received a clean bill of health and please note that this car also boasts its original dealer stamped maintenance booklet with entries stamped since new at every required service interval until 36K miles after which we have the comprehensive service records from Rizzoli's starting at 36,901 miles in 2001; 37,254 miles in 2002; 38,032 miles in 2003; 38,938 miles in 2005; 39,132 miles in 2005; 39,573 miles in 2006; 40,278 miles in 2008; 40,679 miles in 2009; 41,542 miles in 2011; 41,810 miles in 2012 and at 42,146 miles in 2014 prior to being sold to it's second owner. As any enthusiast will confirm these records are very unusual and rare to have, especially when considering the very detailed and comprehensive service history of this car, a significant part of it's history and a must have for any serious collector!
Without a doubt, this is one of the finest classically beautiful roadster designs built by Mercedes-Benz, probably the last classically beautiful convertible series they built and now becoming more desirable and collectible than ever before - certainly you will look long and hard to find a finer head-turning example with only 44K original miles of this penultimate year model in this most striking and desirable of color combinations available anywhere else!