^ there are tons of MB-only parts yards. I believe the R107 has dashboards that tend to need vinyl recovering/wood restoration, I remember seeing services for this as early as the mid-90's on these cars. The Germans made real tanks in the old days that could save your life in a wreck, drive for 300K miles without missing a beat, look beautiful on the outside with nice thick sheetmetal that resisted dings and thick paint, and inevitably, the interior would go to shit within like 5-10 years and all the interior electrical stuff would break. MBs, BMWs, I don't know why that is, but in my formative years I came to believe all cars were like this, until I owned a relatively new Japanese car on my own.
Originally Posted by LabelKing
My favorite part about this particular model is the unapologetic Mercedes-Benz emblem and grille on the front:
Here's a very early example:
This car looks so much better with Euro-spec bumpers and that AMG apron. A lot of German cars from this period became aberrations with huge US bumpers; most BMWs, this SL, a real shame. They were (and are) some of the most handsome designs on the road, and they stuck those huge orange turn signals and the big chrome bumpers with bumperettes and rubber bumper aprons/rubber bumper trim on them.