Date registered: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 500SLC #2624. Black on Black.
Location: Sydney, Australia
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
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All that research you'd think that get the title right for starters.
First model year was 1971 not 1972.
They should also make a point of mentioning that only the US got single row chains on some 380's.
And this line "With the exception of Benz’s own 600 series limousine (produced in low volume from 1963 to 1981), the third generation enjoyed the longest production span in SL history, making it one of the most recognizable Mercedes models ever."
How can a 600 Grosser be an exception in the "SL history?". Also it's actually the G-Wagen that had a longer model run, not the W100.
And this one "The 350SLC was also introduced for 1972 in the U.S. and abroad. The SL's wheelbase was stretched to accomodate a rear seat in hardtop coupe form only. Note the flush aero headlights on this U.K. market ad."
The US market never got the 350SLC.
And this "Dubbed internally as the “107 body” by company engineers, these SLs spanned 18 model years in the United States and abroad without body panel changes of any kind."
Without the "of any kind" at the end I'd probably let it go... but do different doors count? Remodelled front guards (fenders/wings) to accomodate vacuum controlled headlights? They may not be what they had in mind, but they are changes of some kind.
In response to the global 1973-74 fuel crisis, additional 280SL and SLC models were added for the European market for 1975. Powered by a dual-overhead camshaft 6-cylinder gasoline engine of 2.8 liters, buyers could select a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. What happened to the 4-speed manual? It was standard on all 280SL's up to 011568
All 107-body SL convertibles came with a removable hard top as shown here. These were installed on the car after the soft top was stowed under a hard tonneau cover. no they didn't. The hardtop was initially an option on the Euro cars.
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Last edited by Fotografa; 01-17-2013 at 04:02 PM.