The R107 and C107 Mercedes-Benz SL variants have long been revered amongst classic car devotees, being built to exacting engineering standards and with a subtle air of sophistication. These cars were built from 1971 through to 1989, the second longest single series ever produced by Mercedes-Benz after the G-Class. The SLC (C107) or ‘SL Coupé’ derivative, was a two-door hardtop coupé with normal rear seats. It was launched at the Paris Motor Show and signalled a shift in management thinking at Stuttgart about what made a successful luxury coupé. Sporting a longer wheelbase and sufficient interior room for four, the SLC was a sleek two-door car that combined the seating advantages of a four-door saloon with the style of a sporty coupé. With the exception of the SL65 AMG Black Series, the SLC remains the only fixed roof Mercedes-Benz coupe based on a roadster rather than a sedan.
This 380 SLC presents in very good order throughout, the 3.8L V8 engine, producing 215 HP runs smoothly and efficiently. The metallic black coachwork is in good condition except for some small blemishes and the black leather interior is largely unmarked. Originally registered on August 1981, this Mercedes-Benz has only six previous keepers and the current owner bought the car in 2012. Supplied with maintenance documents since 2006 and a valid registration. These attractive SLCs are becoming recognised as an underrated 80’s classic with good examples changing hands at ever increasing prices similar to the equivalent roadster.
The appearance of the sports coupe presented in 1971 was style-defining for the design of Mercedes-Benz in the 70s. The success of the C107 series was not only due to their style, their low weight, and high-performance character has given the Mercedes-Benz C107 SLC numerous international rallies top finishes.
Body: 2 Doors
Driver's Sider: RHD
Indicated Mileage: 34,138 Miles (Indicated - non Functional since 2006)
Location: Hong Kong
Registration: First Registered in Hong Kong in August 1981
History: Hong Kong Dealer delivery in August 1981. 7 Previous Owners indicated on Registration. 14 years of service history. Appearance on magazines.
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Original Hong Kong car
Good Condition Throughout
14 years of Service history included
In popular culture
In the television show Hart to Hart, Jennifer Hart, played by Stephanie Powers, drove two different yellow R107s, a 1979 450 SL, replaced by a 1981 380 SL during the five seasons of the show, from 1979 to 1984.
In the television show Magnum PI, Rick Orville Wright, played by Larry Manetti, drives a silver R107 450 SL from mid 1981 to the end of the series in 1988.
In the drama film American Gigolo, Richard Gere drives a triple-black 450SL.
In the Scorcese opus to Las Vegas mob run gambling, "Casino", Ginger (Sharon Stone) drives a powder blue 450SL and trashes her husband's Eldorado Biarritz with the front bumper of the Benz!
2019 - 2020
- New Battery
- Annual Service
- Refreshed Air Conditioning
- Full car restored, all rust removed, welded and re-painted
- Installed all the new trims and bumper rubber
- Front Brake Service (New Rotors, new line, fluid flush)
- Service and Inspection
- New Antenna, New Fan Motor & Switch, Wiper, Battery, Thermostat, Coolant Flush
- New Belt Set (Alternator, Engine Belts)
- New Distributor and Ignition Coil System
- New Spark Plugs, Injectors, Fuel Accumulator
- Repaint front Fender and door panel
- Oil Service, New Alternator Belt
- Repair Front Brake Caliper and Brake fluid change
- Full Service include fluid change
2012 - 2013
- Rear window, seal, lid handle restored
- Fully re-chromed, resprayed, welded and adjusted
- New Front Suspension (Ball Joint, Bushings, Control Arms, New Shocks)
- New Front Brakes
- New Engine Mount, Belt Set
- New Steering Box, Pump and Oil
2006 - 2012
- Upon Request