BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2019
Vehicle: April 1971, R107 MB 350 SL
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Pondering upon foglights
If I got to meet the original designers at Mercedes (in the mid 60ies) and if I were only permitted one question regarding the design of the R107 - I would ask about the foglights.
There is something about them that screams "afterthought"(!). They stick out as two extra and protruding teeth and do not fit into the overall design.
I have always believed the fog lights being an afterthought. Tzee German guys sagt zu themselves - Wir haben tze fog lichts vergessen... Lets put tzem there und pretend it was planned.
When studying early pictures from the design studio there are no foglights...
Did some quick and dirty mods in paint.
1 Original fog lights
2 Without - as in the early design studies.
3 Or if they had been incorporated properly from the beginning - integrated in the front grille.
Without - being the prefered by me, integrated second and original... well - it is original but clearly an afterthought - design-wise.