w108,107 Parts Hoarder
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500sl92 GONE:280sl79 4xW114/5 3x450sl72-3 280slc4sp81 280s69 73,81SLCs
Location: Philadelphia Area
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Originally Posted by RobTheMod300sd
Fonzi, just to stir the pot, the reason the w123 is faster than the 107... Is that it is lighter.
I already showed that the 126 is lighter than many 107s in SWB euro spec in a previous thread. The 123 is lighter still. Not a lot lighter, but it isn't heavier. Hope that clears up your puzzlement
That is very interesting. It is interesting that the SLC was supposedly the most expensive car in the lineup aside from the "Grosser", and it is clearly supposed to be a sport coupe, but one that was out paced in larger less "sporty" cars. I guess the SLC came with a larger engine than the 123 in most forms and didn't really overlap with the SEC or much with the SE / SEL. So it wasn't a big deal. Perhaps the SLC made up for something in handling... Maybe not. Maybe there were a plethora of reasons to cancel the SLC from the lineup. Well, I've got two now, and one will probably be an all-time keeper be side I think it is unlikely that I would switch to a 108 convertible or a 68-72 GM A-body convertible. I may however be looking to make some reversible modifications to my 280slc 4-speed to make it a fuel sipper of possible. (I've got the convertible gas-hog covered with the 5.0 convertible.)
Enough about me.
Congrats to both the seller and buyer!
When will the buyer announce himself?
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My dream car is a classic sporty five speed (stick+overdrive) convertible that seats five. If, you want 70's-80's Mercedes tuner wheels, let me know.