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Mercedes 350SL (W107) (1971-1989)

October 27th, 2007 by Rolph · No Comments

The Mercedes-Benz 350 SL was a two-seat open roadster produced by Mercedes-Benz with various engines from 1971 until 1989. White cars are never my thing, but underneath the color lies a quite pretty old convertible with a solid looking hardtop. On this clouded day probably a nice drive, and imagine what it would be like to drive it in mid summer 🙂

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Since I can’t tell the old Merc’s apart, straight from Wikipedia: (additions are appreciated!)

In October 1970 Mercedes presented the 350 SL, an open-top two-seat Roadster as successor to the 230/250/280 SL line featuring a 3.5 litre V8, as its name implies, and code-named Mercedes-Benz R107. The car stayed in production until 1989, when it was finally superseded by the R129 SL. This brand new SL-range had an extremely controversial design – way ahead of its time, this benchmark roadster had its own special unique appeal, offering (for the time and nevertheless now too) extremely powerful and refined performance. The R107 range has a unique lasting appeal owing to its sophisticated design and counterparts. The models ranged from the 6-in-line 280 to precisely double that – the 560 (not officially imported to Europe) with its exclusive 5.6 L V8 engine.

No time to linger, I have spotted the next car already!

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