1988 Mercedes-Benz 560 SL
€50.000 - €60.000
RM | Sotheby's - ESSEN 11 - 12 APRIL 2019 - The Youngtimer Collection
- Offered from the Youngtimer Collection
- Less than 21,900 miles from new
- Original United States delivery; retains U.S.-spec rubber bumpers
Originally delivered to James E. Joyce Sr., of St Paul, Minnesota, as per its original service manual, the accompanying CARFAX shows that this 560 SL remained in the state for 25 years. During its time in Minnesota, the service book and CARFAX both show maintenance by Feldmann Imports, including a 2011 Maintenance inspection completed prior to sale. Originally ordered in Signal Red (568O) over Beige Leather (275), a colour combination the vehicle still retains, the 560 SL was heavily equipped with stock amenities such as heated rear view mirrors, illuminated sun visors and automatic climate control.
Upon being sold to Texas in 2013, the 560 SL was offered again shortly thereafter, with a recorded odometer reading of 21,694 miles. Once in Texas, the 560 SL remained in that state for three years before being exported to Switzerland when purchased by the current owner in 2016. At that time, the odometer had only 21,802 miles and has accrued roughly 60 miles since.
A combination of superb original design, peerless engineering and above-standard build quality has ensured that this low-mileage Mercedes-Benz 560 SL is as desirable as it was in 1988.