For Sale: 1986 Mercedes-Benz 560 in Cincinnati, Ohio


Vehicle Description


Please call Greg directly at 513-200-9226 with any questions about this car.

Seven Hills Motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful 1986 Mercedes Benz 560SL in excellent condition with only 119,915 original miles. It looks spectacular, runs great, and is an awesome driver. The market on the 560SL is absolutely red hot right now and this example is priced to sell. Lower mileage and original examples of the R107 Mercedes SL are exceptionally difficult to find and draw a huge premium in the current market. 119,915 miles is low for a Mercedes from this era as they are built like tanks and can virtually run forever when properly maintained. The original mileage is also verified not only by the condition of the car, but also by the clear Ohio title, pictured in this ad, showing the mileage as "Actual."

This 560SL comes with both the soft-top and auxiliary hardtop. This is an excellent opportunity to own a classic Mercedes that is ready to be used and enjoyed at an unbeatable value. One could easily buy this car now and sell it for more than the purchase price in years to come as the values are on the rise. This Mercedes is finished in the absolutely beautiful and highly desirable color combination of Black (040) over Light Brown interior (274) with a Black soft-top (740). This is also the correct and original color scheme as verified by the codes on the vehicle data card. Please peruse all of the photos, video, and other information in this ad to get a true sense of clean and nice this 560SL really is.

As a side note, this Mercedes is not a dealer auction vehicle. We hand pick each car after careful inspection. Our classics come from owners who expect their cars to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did. We invite and encourage you to examine the car in person or have the car inspected. Please take the time to scrutinize each picture. We photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase. If you have a question about the 560SL, just give us a call.


The Black (040) exterior is in great condition. As one can see in the photos, the paint has a brilliant gloss, deep shine, and smooth finish. Both doors open and shut nicely; it has that solid Mercedes touch and feels like a vault door closing. The car exhibits great body panel fit overall. The chrome and other bright-work look very nice with no pitting. The wheels are in great shape with a brilliant finish and no curb rash. The Michelin tires have about 95% tread left and are correctly sized 205/65R15. There are no major imperfections that have been intentionally excluded from the photos. As one would expect from a paint job with many years on it there are some small blemishes and touch ups around that are too tiny so show up in the photos, but nothing that is really noticeable from about five or ten feet away. This Mercedes has no rust issues. As one can see in the many photos of the underside, this 560SL is very clean underneath. We have also included specific photos of the rockers, lower front and rear quarter panels, and other areas on the car most prone to rust to show how nice it looks.


The Light Brown (274) interior of the 560SL looks absolutely fantastic. The seats are in excellent condition with no split seams, holes, or excessive wear. The seat is not overly worn in the typical area on the bolster where the driver gets in and out, there is just small amount of wear there. The carpet looks great with no stains, rips, or holes. All of the gauges faces are crisp and clean and the lenses are clear. The original door panels look wonderful with no cracks or splits, and both door pulls are solid and in tact. The Black (740) convertible soft-top is in good condition. The rear windows are clear with no yellowing and are not worn in the normal spot where the windows contact the top mechanism. The dash and console are in good condition with no sun fading, and one crack which is visible in the photos. This car has never been smoked in; there is no aroma of cigarettes what so ever and no burn marks. The trunk is very clean and nicely detailed with the original spare tire, and rim, jack.

Convertible interiors are not know to wear well and the excellent condition of this interior is a huge testament to the meticulous care and attention this Mercedes has received throughout its life.


This 560SL appears to be in very nice mechanical condition and it is ready to be enjoyed. The engine starts right away every time, runs well, and idles smooth. It is an exceptional driver that feels great on the road and at highway speeds. In the video one can observe the car accelerating on the highway up to about 70mph, shifting through all the gears, braking to a stoplight, and going through some curves. Please note that it runs great, there are no strange noises or vibrations, and the car performs quite nice overall. The brakes are responsive and do not pull to one side or the other. There is no blue smoke when starting or driving the car. It runs cool and does not overheat. The gauge shows that the engine makes great oil pressure. There are a few thousand dollars in receipts for maintenance and other things to keep the car in tip top shape over the years. Also, the engine bay is clean, nicely detailed, and correct as one can see from the photos.

Please note in the video the dash warning lights; they light up when the key is first turned on and then go off when the engine is started. There are no "check engine" lights that stay on. The horn works as do the fog lights, headlights, brights, turn signals, interior lights, indicators, dash gauges lights, wipers, power locks, and fan. The a/c works and blows cold. This Mercedes has plenty of power with the 5.6 liter V8 engine. Not enough can be said as to how much of a pleasure it is to drive this car, especially with the top down on a beautiful day.

Overall Condition

Overall, this 1986 560SL is in excellent condition and is a true bargain at our asking price. The beautiful color combination makes this Mercedes particularly desirable. The market for the R107 body style SL Mercedes is very strong right now, particularly for the 560SL's and this would be a great example to own. This Mercedes is a great value and will only appreciate over time. Someone could easily enjoy this vehicle for several years and sell it for more than the purchase price with minimal effort.

Thank you for looking and please do not hesitate to email or call with any questions.

exterior color code 40 Black interior color code 274 Light Brown Leather soft-top color code 740 Black

option code description 12 Automatic Transmission 048 560SL 442 Airbag in steering wheel 494 California Version 506 Outside rear view mirror, right, electriclly adjustible 519 Becker radio Grand Prix electronic cassettes 531 Automatic Antenna 551 Anti-theft warning system 581 Automatic climate control

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1447664
  • Price:$18,900
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Year:1986
  • Make:Mercedes-Benz
  • Model:560
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:119915
  • Stock Number:900897
  • VIN:WDBBA48D1GA048601

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Seven Hills Motorcars
9213 Blue Ash Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45242