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Hello,
50 years of the 107 series. I have compiled the production figures - year of manufacture, model, quantities and exports to the USA and the world. 21,903 Mercedes-Benz R / C 107 vehicles were registered in Germany on January 1, 2020. The Mercedes-Benz R / C 107 SL-Club Deutschland e.V. currently has 5403 members.
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2020-3 D-RC107-Logo_6cm Kopie.jpg
Best Regards from Germany
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Excellent, thanks for putting this together Marcel - having quickly scanned through the numbers I'm somewhat surprised there were so few 350's and so many 450's; if anything I'd expect the opposite with the base model being the more popular one. I guess good news for me if I ever need anything for my 450 :D
 

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Thank you, Marcel. This is very interesting. Looking at the numbers of SLs imported into the U.S., I took note of the drop off that occurred from the yearly high of 13,997 in 1987 to 4,954 in 1989. My guess would be that people were awaiting the arrival of the new 129 model.

SLC numbers were much more interesting. Only 1 500 SLC imported in 1980, and 3 500 SLCs imported in 1981. That is surprising.
 

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IMO this should go in the EGv107. Thanks for posting - very interesting! Andy
 

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Great job Andy! It would be interesting to know how many 450SL came out with 404 Milan Brown paintwork :D
 

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Hello,
50 years of the 107 series. I have compiled the production figures - year of manufacture, model, quantities and exports to the USA and the world. 21,903 Mercedes-Benz R / C 107 vehicles were registered in Germany on January 1, 2020. The Mercedes-Benz R / C 107 SL-Club Deutschland e.V. currently has 5403 members.
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Best Regards from Germany
Marcel
Great data. I wonder who has the 1 1990 560SL?
 

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Great job Andy! It would be interesting to know how many 450SL came out with 404 Milan Brown paintwork :D
I wonder why the relatively large drop from 73 to 74? Backlog of unsold cars? Andy
 

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Thank you, Marcel. This is very interesting. Looking at the numbers of SLs imported into the U.S., I took note of the drop off that occurred from the yearly high of 13,997 in 1987 to 4,954 in 1989. My guess would be that people were awaiting the arrival of the new 129 model.

SLC numbers were much more interesting. Only 1 500 SLC imported in 1980, and 3 500 SLCs imported in 1981. That is surprising.
Hi, the sharp drop can be explained by the fact that production was stopped at the end of July 1989.
Here are 2 pictures (c) Mercedes-Benz which shows the last 107 in signalred (568)
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2689670
 

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Excellent, thanks for putting this together Marcel - having quickly scanned through the numbers I'm somewhat surprised there were so few 350's and so many 450's; if anything I'd expect the opposite with the base model being the more popular one. I guess good news for me if I ever need anything for my 450 :D
The numbers of 350SLs exported to North America seems to be 'inaccurate'. Reason being they probably classed all the 107.044 4.5L 71/72 cars as 450SLs even although they were badged as 350SLs. MB datasheet calls my 72 a 350SL-8. Other places MB calls it a 350SL 4.5. Some of those early 044 models were later re-badged as 450SLs, yet owners manual still called then 350SLs. Most on-line parts dealers in NA call the 72 NA 044 a 350SL.

By the way, for those who don't have it, the book Mercedes Benz, SL & SLC 107 Series, 1971-1989 by Brian Long covers the history of the development of the 107. It also has production figures (in less detail than Marcel's) as well as other useful and interesting info. In one place it does mention our NA 350SL's :) Not sure of it's availability, but I did see some crazy prices for it on Amazon and eBay. Mercedes-benz Sl & Slc: 107-series 1971 To 1989
 
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