- Body Type: Convertible
- 163,445 Km
- Year Built: 1973
- Engine Size: 3.5L
- Trans: Automatic
- Ext color: Red
- Int color: Black
The R107 and C107 took the chassis components of the midsize 1968 Mercedes-Benz W114 model and mated them initially to the M116 and M117 V8 engines used in the W108, W109 and W111 series. The body styles for both R107 and C107 did not change materially from introduction in 1971 to end of production in 1989.
The SL (R107) variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top and optional hardtop and optional folding seats for the rear bench.
The SLC (C107) derivative was a 2-door hardtop coupe with normal rear seats. The SLC is commonly referred to as an ‘SL coupe’, and this was the first time that Mercedes-Benz had based a coupe on an SL roadster platform rather than on a saloon, replacing the former saloon-based 280/300 SE coupé in Mercedes lineup. The SLC was replaced earlier than the SL, with the model run ending in 1981, with a much larger model, the 380 SEC and 500SEC based on the new S class.
Volume production of the first R107 car, the 350 SL, started in April 1971 alongside the last of the W113 cars; the 350 SLC followed in October. The early 1971 350SL are very rare and were available with an optional 4 speed fluid coupling automatic gearbox. The 1971 4sp auto were quick cars for the day with 0-60 mph in 8 seconds. In addition, the rare 1971 cars were fitted with Bosch electronic fuel injection.
The 350SL and 350SLC for the European market used a 3.5 liter V8 engine.
This particular example of the Mercedes-Benz 350 SL (R107) was new supplied the 5th of August 1973 to Sweden.
Finished in “Red” over a Black leather interior, showing 163,445 km on the odometer, this car has been well looked after and maintained.