And in 1977 if it was a 107026, the last six numbers would be really low, like under 10 I believe. Years can be wrong though.
That car left the factory as a 4.5, but if it is a standard/ROTW/euro model as it appears, it's no slouch with nearly 225 HP (instead of about 240 like the 5.0). The biggest difference between the 1977-1979 4.5 and 5.0 SLCs (besides the engine) is the weight savings from the aluminum block, aluminum hood, and aluminum trunk lid.
Speaking of which, check with a magnet to see if the trunk lid is from a 500slc or if they just took the badge from one.
Engine number can be found on the back of the block on the driver side by looking behind the brake booster between the firewall and the valve cover.
This thread would make more sense in the r/c107 roadster subforum.
Yeah, I wasn't quite sure where to post my thread.
I found the engine number; it was near firewall on engine block. It was a pain to find: engine# 11798512020638. I believe the engine number indicates that it is a 4.5L; still a powerful car, but not as powerful as the 500SLC.
The one thing that is peculiar is the 500SLC trim on car; not sure who the hell put that there, as it does seem to be a 450SLC based on all the data.
The VIN is: 10702412018701.
Based on the data, it appears to be a 450SLC which was imported to US market. All the dials are in English and speedometer in miles.
I wanted to fix the car up for my self, but I do not have the time to do it right. The car runs beautifully and there are not issues mechanically with the car. It has very minor rust, and some accessory issues. Would someone know how much value I could place on the car if I wanted to sell it? I believe that a mint condition 450SLC can run up to 10-15K. My car, obviously is not mint, but has all original parts, as far as I can tell. If no one can place a relative value, is there a place I can look to find what my car could be worth, realistically?
Thanks for all the help thus far.
I will look if it is aluminum.