1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

One of the greatest crimes in automotive history were the 5 mph bumpers mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 1973. As a result, our favorite cars from Europe went from being great designs to cars with massive underbites. Arguably no car was hit harder by this mandate than the Mercedes-Benz R107. A great, boxy design was totally transformed because of these massive bumpers. Thanks to another ridiculous rule at the time that required sealed beam headlights, the R107 design was basically decimated. Thankfully, there are enthusiasts out there who told the NHTSA where to go and swapped back on the slim bumpers and non-sealed beam headlights. This 1986 560SL up bid in California is one of them. Thank goodness.

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

I’ve been harsh on the R107 in the past. I’m still not in love with them but a 560SL like this one for sale in Oregon sure is softening my stance. This 1988 not only shows a little more than 10,000 miles, but it also has the ultra-desirable European bumpers and headlights. With this R107 you have the perfect mix of ultra-low mileage, incredible condition, rare parts with a collector market with money to burn. So how high will the bidding go for this pristine 560SL?

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Year: 1988
Model: 560SL
Engine: 5.6 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 10,684 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1988 Mercedes Benz 560SL

One of a kind 560sl with euro bumpers and headlights

OVER 80 Pictures Below!!!

If you are looking for a 560sl like none other, here it is.  With factory Bosch European headlights and euro bumpers, it is the perfect touch to make this car stand out from the crowd.  Also displaying walnut burl inlays on each door panel, this was a dealer add on. Please take a look at the pictures below if you have any question feel free to contact me.

Collecter Quality

Highly Optioned 560SL From The Factory

*10,680 Original Miles*

587 Cabernet Exterior paint on the car is incredible

275 Cream Beige interior is Stunning

Car runs and drives beautifully

Brand New Continental tires

Mechanical condition is excellent.

*Still has Original german soft top*

Hardtop is excellent as well

*Has the Original spare tire and Wheel*

The car does not leak any fluids.

Smooth and responsive shifting from the transmission

NO RUST

Front seats and door trim are original and in excellent condition

Carpet is clean.

The dash has NO cracks

Clear title

All instrumentation and gauges function correctly: power windows, heater, a/c, lights, turn signals, horn, cruise control, radio, clock, temperature gauge and wipers work very well and as they should.

This car has been very well Maintained, if you have any questions or would like to see more pictures feel free to send me an email or give me a call @ 541-538-9809

I can assist with shipping at buyers cost.

Car is located in Medford, OR. I have a free and clear Title

Car is sold as is where is without any given warranties written or implied.

This car is for sale locally and I do reserve the right to end the auction.

Just to reiterate, this car is absolutely flawless. Sellers throw around the term “showroom condition” a lot and on 99% of the cars I see with that term used I roll my eyes. Not with this one. Everything is perfect and even has the original hang tags from the dealer. The Cabernet paint is amazing and the condition of the wood would make a Rolls-Royce owner envious.

Now let’s talk price. A nice 560SL with 50,000-100,000 miles and a solid maintenance history will probably set you back between $15,000 to $20,000, depending on the color combination and the location. As I write this, the bidding is a hair under $40,000 and I think it still has more steam in it with a few days to go. Would I be surprised to see it top $50,000? Not at all.

The only downside I see with buying this car is that you can afford to be picky with the 560SL. On eBay right at this moment, there are currently eight other 560SLs with under 50,000 miles. Three of those cars have under 25,000 miles. Is there a giant value difference between a car with 10,000 miles and 18,000 miles? Probably not. But what will put this car over the top from the rest is the European bumpers and headlights. It totally transforms the looks of these cars and is worth every penny cosmetically. So if you have been waiting for the perfect R107, this one might be it.

– Andrew

1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

1There used to be an R107 parked near where I live. It was green, in mint condition and it sparkled in the sun like it was new. I once saw the driver, a smartly dressed young woman in her mid twenties. An unusual car for a young person to own, I thought, especially in buttoned-up DC. Did she have impeccable taste in cars? A love for classic Benzes? Rich parents who’d gifted her their old roadster? All of the above? It’s no longer there, so I cannot ask her. But I do notice these cars more and more these days, as I realize the R107 might well be the definitive classic Mercedes. Timelessly styled, precision engineered and still exuding that ineffable sense of old money, they will soon be collectible, if they are not already. A friend from graduate school recently bought one. When I see the pictures of him on Facebook sitting in it, I can’t help but admire it. And feel a hint of jealousy.

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Michael Schumacher’s 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL 6.0 AMG

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I hope your Monday is going well, but if by high chance it’s not, hopefully this car can change that. Today we have a bonkers 1986 560SL 6.0 AMG and just to make it even better, it was owned by none other than Michael Schumacher. This R107 is a creation of ex-AMG engineer and current owner of Mercedes tuner MKB Pano Avramidis who took an already crazy 560SL 6.0 AMG and added a healthy dose of modern Mercedes upgrades. Of course all this comes with a very hefty price. So let’s take a look at this R107 AMG for sale in Monaco.

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

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I’ve voiced my dislike for the R107 in the past. I think they are clichéd, the production ran way too long and are extremely expensive now for what they are. So why am I featuring this 1986 560SL today? Well, this one isn’t extremely overpriced — at least not yet. Even more unique to the R107 is that this car has 284,000 miles which means it’s owner(s) didn’t treat didn’t treat it as a part of their 401k plan. This 560SL was used regularly and according to the sellers description taken care of whenever it need be. So let’s check out this 1986 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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For a few years in the late 1970s, two seeming decapitated dinosaurs roamed the roads of America, the last of a dying breed in the great Convertible Ice Age. First was the now ancient Beetle cabriolet, designed originally in the 1930s and relatively unchanged until production ceased – sort of – in 1980. Your other option if you wanted top-down motoring in the U.S. was the Mercedes-Benz SL, but while it made the Beetle look like a horse-drawn cart, in reality it wasn’t a particularly sporty car at that time. American manufacturers had withdrawn from the market in 1977, and the still relatively small companies of BMW, Audi and Porsche had only tin tops. If you wanted a luxury convertible in 1977, the Mercedes-Benz R107 was your option.

Then the 1980s happened, and suddenly the gas crisis, economic stagnation and concerns over sun exposure suddenly ended. People who liked convertibles were no longer viewed as social pariah with a death wish, and the SL shined as a perfect example of success and excess. Like most V8s from the late 1970s and early 1980s, the SL’s V8 had suffered from environmental restraints which resulted in the 380SL. With a mere 155 horsepower on offer from its engine, the 380SL was hardly the match for its near 3,500 lb. curb weight. That was finally rectified in 1986 with the introduction of the much upgraded 560SL. Now the M117 delivered the power that the prestige of the SL demanded; it gained 72 horsepower and nearly 100 lb.ft. of torque, and gave the model a new lease on life. While the R107’s production cycle lifetime doesn’t scare the likes of the Beetle’s 50 years, in a marque with the storied history of Mercedes-Benz it is the second longest produced model. That alone should lend some credibility to its staying power, and today these models have finally gained the respect they deserve:

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1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

If it was sheer class you were after in the 1980s, there were few better options than the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL. This car lasted in production over an amazing 19 year span and aged rather gracefully, save for perhaps the requisite crash bumpers that appeared in the early 1970s on US models. The close of the 1980s would be the curtain call for this timeless roadster, with the final example, a Signal Red 500SL roadster, rolling off the line in early August of 1989. This 1989 560SL is painted in one of my favorite hues, Bordeaux Red over Parchment leather. With less than 20,000 miles from new, this is a strong candidate for the collector.

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

While running errands the other day, I came across a 560SL in signal red, parked, with its top down. These late model R107 roadsters are finally getting their due in the marketplace, which isn’t surprising. Classic lines combined with features that still make this roadster feel modern are the usual hallmarks of Mercedes-Benzes from the 1980s. This 560SL for sale in Illinois comes to us by way of our friends at Evolve Motors. This car represents the first year of the 560SL, with barely over 40,000 miles on the odometer.

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1988 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

Two Mercedes-Benzes have been capturing the attention of collectors as of late. The high-performance W124 500E/E500, overlooked for years, is finally getting its due respect. Alongside that sedan with sports car poise is the last of the R107 roadsters, the 560SL. Seeing where values of prior SL generations have been headed, it seemed like it was only a matter of time before prices on good examples of this V8 roadster started to creep upwards. The R107 had one of the longest production runs of any Mercedes-Benz. The 560SL was the capstone model in the US to celebrate its departure before a new SL would debut for a new decade. This 560SL strikes a good balance between museum piece and driver, with reasonable miles for its age and records dating back to 1989.

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1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL

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After sizing up that Audi A5 in Teak Brown over the weekend, I came across this lovely, low mileage 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SL in a not often seen shade of Manganese Brown. Metallic browns have made a comeback recently on cars, no longer being a hue relegated to the decade which brought us disco, an oil crisis and Mayor Ed Koch. The 560SL is one of those German classics that has been rising in visibility amongst collectors. As such, values are beginning to push upwards for what is likely to be the next SL collector vehicle domino to fall. The appear small, but they drive like a much bigger vehicle, if the few I’ve had the chance to pilot over the years are any indication. The legendary bank vault construction is there but the ride quality has a decidedly soft nature about it. They are immensely capable as grand touring machines, but have a bit of float on the twisty bits with the nose rising under acceleration, almost giving you the feel as if you are on a small boat.

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