Top 10 Chassis Codes You Should Know

Top 10 Chassis Codes You Should Know

5. R107 Mercedes-Benz SL

The Mercedes-Benz SL coupe is the second longest running nameplates in the history of the brand, the most recognizable is the 1972-1989 models that go by the chassis code R107. With its long production run, the R107 is coming into its own as a collectors car these days and top dollar is being spent to gain a high-quality model.

R107’s also feature unfortunately large black bumpers in the U.S., making them easier to spot. The car came with a soft-top and optional hard-top roof, while C107s were called SLC’s and had fixed-roof coupes with rear seats.

  • augie

    this is a fun, car-geeky list. i owned an e46 3-series, but strangely feel the e30 m3 is still bmw’s most iconic car. i think the audi b5 a4 was a great classic design and perhaps their first real mass market success.

    and am i the only person who thinks the car companies could be a little more creative in picking chassis codes that aren’t so close to the model names themselves, so as to not utterly confuse us all? how about porsche’s new 2023 911, chassis code: chameleon?

  • There’s also the P71 Panther Police Interceptor package for the Ford Crown Victoria, a mainstay of police forces (and of course, reconditioned as a mainstay of taxi and limo fleets) throughout most of the U.S.

  • sawyer

    It’s a little hard to read this list and not see the term “E30” pop up.

  • Jamal

    Agreed. E30 is THE BMW chassis code. Forget E46.

  • Killa

    I’ve always been an R32 GT-R fan.

  • Rickers

    Really? That car is an overrated POS.

  • Goldo1802

    Where is the MkIV Supra? -_-