Mercedes SL R107/C107 (71-89)

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Mercedes SL R107/C107 (71-89)

Post by IndianaJones » Sat 16 Jul 2016, 19:23

Saw this on Junkmail...

1979 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC (AMG?)
http://www.junkmail.co.za/motoring/merc ... g/61957666
R75000

How special is a C107 AMG? Was it just an appearance package? Where they numbered?
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Re: Mercedes SL R107/C107 (71-89)

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 04 Dec 2016, 07:48

Saw this on Gumtree...

1976 Mercedes Benz 280 SLC
https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-cars-bakkie ... 0003014009
R150000 or offers

Seems to me the 280 SLC's are valued more than the V8 450 SLC, why is this? Why isn't the range topper, worth the most?
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Re: Mercedes SL R107/C107 (71-89)

Post by BURT » Sun 04 Dec 2016, 20:11

Ben this won't answer your question ,but I've seen the 350 SL goes for much more than both of them . Only reason I can think of was that it was the first model in the R107 range built along side Pagoda just before they were phased out .It was then rebadged 450sl as it had a 4,5 liter v8 engine a year later.

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Post by jlebenon » Sun 04 Dec 2016, 20:46

280'shave always been most sought after ...
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Post by ZA Perana » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 14:18

My off the cuff remark. V8 or nothing when it comes to these, why have a 6 if you can have a V8. :D
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Post by Mustang Sally » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 14:27

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Re: Mercedes SL R107/C107 (71-89)

Post by Scorpionman » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 15:48

ZA Perana wrote:My off the cuff remark. V8 or nothing when it comes to these, why have a 6 if you can have a V8. :D
:lol: If I were in the market for one of these I would look for a 280 model.
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Post by bmwmaniac » Mon 05 Dec 2016, 18:36

If I were on the market I would want the rare 350 manual
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Re: Mercedes SL R107/C107 (71-89)

Post by zahistorics » Sat 10 Dec 2016, 19:03

I think the reason that the 280s are preferred is that the sixes are bulletproof.

The valve chains on the V8s get 'interesting' followed by 'very expensive' if not properly looked after. Guess how I know this.... :(

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Post by ZA Perana » Sat 10 Dec 2016, 22:03

zahistorics wrote:I think the reason that the 280s are preferred is that the sixes are bulletproof.

The valve chains on the V8s get 'interesting' followed by 'very expensive' if not properly looked after. Guess how I know this.... :(
The funny thing is there are very few 6 cylinder W126's around, the only ones I ever seem to see are the 380's and up, even though I am sure more 280's were sold.

An interesting thing about these SL's was the fact they were practically hand built in EL, there was quite a good article in CAR about the production line.
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