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The reason that you've never seen one before is because Mercedes never made it. Someone put a 420 engine in a 560SL in this case, (or just made their own emblem for some strange reason). Big whoop. :)
 

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did they sell them in Europe? European buyers had access to 420sec and we didnt have those in the USA
 

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The reason that you've never seen one before is because Mercedes never made it. Someone put a 420 engine in a 560SL in this case, (or just made their own emblem for some strange reason). Big whoop. :)
Not true. 420 SL's were produced from 1985 to 1989. Euro market only. I am sure the R/C 107 guys will tell you I am not mistaken. Same M116, KE Jet, 9.0:1, etc as we are all familiar with from the 4.2, just in an R107. I don't have production numbers.
 

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2148 420SLs were produced from 8/85 until 1989.
That's the first 420 SL I have heard about in the US.
 
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