1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL

The 300SL badge is legendary in Mercedes-Benz enthusiast circles, mainly because it was affixed to one of their most famous cars of all time, the 300SL Gullwing and later 300SL roadster. A derivative of the W194 racing machines of the 1950s, these cars have captivated multiple generations of automotive enthusiasts. In 1985, the 300SL moniker was reintroduced for the following model year, this time on the trunk of the R107 SL, which had been in production since 1971. This version of the SL was not available in the US and featured the single overhead cam, M103 inline six, available with either a 4-speed automatic or the more rare 5-speed manual option.

A few of these late model, six cylinder R107s are starting to trickle into our shores, and this one for sale in southern Virginia appears to be a clean, rust-free example ready for some good cruising time.

Year: 1986
Model: 300SL
Engine: 3.0 liter inline six
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 63,521 mi
Price: Reserve auction

1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL on eBay

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1986 Mercedes 300SL Euro. A rare classic automobile! Clean Carfax. VIN: WDB1070411A038610

Interior looks nearly new. This car looks, runs and drives great! Very nice, rust-free body! Very low original miles. Here is your change to buy the perfect car for some top-down summer cruising this year, so don’t miss this opportunity to own a rare, classic Benz for a great price. This car would make a great daily driver.

Highlights:

Only 63,521 original miles!

Great looking tires will most of their tread left all around this car! The matching spare is there with a good tire on it.
Very nice EURO bumpers and headlights. The interior looks great! Very nice carpet, door panels, dash, wood trim, and more!
This rare 300SL’s interior has a matching rear seat. The soft top is NEW and in excellent condition. The matching hard top looks very good inside and out. The exterior looks very nice with good paint and good chrome. The undercarriage is clean with only minor rust. This car is solid.

The engine bay is very clean. The 3.0L, 6-Cyl. engine runs very good and fires right up. It has very good acceleration and does not smoke. The automatic transmission shifts good. This car has A/C and it works. All the power features work including the power windows, power steering, power brakes, gauges, interior lights, headlights, and more. The manual convertible top mechanism works great and the tray it stores in is very clean. Bid now and bid often to win this auction for a rare 1986 Mercedes 300SL Euro!

It’s possible to snag a similar vintage 560SL with mileage between 50,000 and 100,000 for anywhere between $15,000 to $20,000 these days, with exceptional, concours quality examples fetching into the mid $20,000 range. In this market, the six cylinder engine could be desirable to some who don’t need the power or thirst of the V8 engine. I’d suspect somewhere between $13,000 to $15,000 might get it done.

-Paul

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2 Comments

  1. I sold my fathers 1 owner 1986 560SL last year. He was the only owner I took care of the car for him. 94k miles. Very very nice condition, with tons of records all filed in a note book. Maroon with tan interior and brown top which was recently replaced. Not a show car but a very very nice driver. We sold it for $10k and I was very happy with that price. I see them listed for a lot more but they are not selling for a lot more. Granted the color of ours was not the top choice but it was a very nice car.

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