The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Mercedes Benz 560SL. We make the process of selling your Mercedes Benz 560SL quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
In 1985, Mercedes-Benz introduced the 560 SL at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The car was a new edition to the R107 class series; it preceded the 380 SL and launched alongside the 500 SL. With minor changes, the 560 SL aimed to become a more luxurious version of the 500 SL. Some of its improved features were the front wheel suspension, new brakes, and a 5.6 liter V8 engine.
The Mercedes-Benz 560 SL became one of the heaviest Mercedes ever produced (it weighed 3,650 pounds). Production on the car lasted from 1986 to 1989. 49,347 units were made in total. Each new model of the 560 SL only had slight alterations,which were made to meet the changing technology. The car’s cosmetic makeup remained fairly similar throughout its run.
The Mercedes-Benz 560 SL was more of a tourer’s car than a sports car: It functioned as more of a special occasion vehicle than an everyday one. Alongside the V8 engine was an automatic transmission. The 560SL was the top-spec model of the long-standing R107 platform. Available from 1986-1989, the 560SL was sold only in the USA, Japan, and Australia. The 560SL was essentially the “highline” of the R107; it came standard with all the amenities, including air conditioning, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, cruise control, power windows, power locks, and a driver’s-side airbag. Other customizable features on the 560 SL included front seats, electronically operated orthopedic backrest for the left and right sides.
The interior had burlwood accents and improved lateral backseat support. At its highest capacity the 560 SL could reach 130 mph. With its smooth, torquey V8, high-quality interior, and removable hardtop, the 560SL solidified itself as a key player in the personal luxury car segment. This luxury did not come cheap; in 1989 the base price of a 560SL was $65,780. That’s nearly $135,000 today! While not quite rare, with over 49,000 560SLs sold during their 4-year production run, clean, low-mileage examples still command respectable sale prices in today’s market. As these were such well-built cruisers, many accumulated hundreds and hundreds of thousands of miles, making the low-mile finds just that much more special.
The R107 and the C107 class series also included the