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Mercedes R107 (70's and 80's SL)

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by dhc905, May 25, 2010.

  1. Infrasonic

    Infrasonic Well-Known Member

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    Just saw this tonight on a friends FB page. Assuming it's a 190SL?
     
  2. Sherlockian

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    Just saw this tonight on a friends FB page. Assuming it's a 190SL?


    THIS. White/cream with read interior, FTMFW. The only thing better is the 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 my neighbour has just bought, the dirtyfuckingbastard.
     
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  4. TylerDurden

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    I recently Drove an '87 SL560 around town, maintained and in top condition, it was owned by a family member.

    I wasn't to impressed, it felt heavy, felt sluggish. Honestly my old beat up BMW E30 3 series with over 200K miles felt faster, lighter and like it had better handling.

    Whats so great about these cars?
     
  5. Jekyll

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    Someone told me they found a slightly beat-up 450SLC for $1500. Might check it out for lulz. If it runs it might be an interesting daily driver.
     
  6. imageWIS

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    THIS. White/cream with read interior, FTMFW. The only thing better is the 1962 Jaguar E-Type 3.8 my neighbour has just bought, the dirtyfuckingbastard.

    I beg to differ:

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  7. epb

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    I beg to differ:

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    Gorgeous to look at, but you have to be "of a certain age" to find driving them pleasurable, imo. I like classic cars, but I like driving them, so I need roll-up windows, a gearbox with synchros all around, and a top that doesn't take 20 minutes to assemble. Also, at 6'1" I've found the XK1*0s to be tricky to fit in. Heck, the E-type is tricky up until 67 or so, iirc.
     
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    Gorgeous to look at, but you have to be "of a certain age" to find driving them pleasurable, imo. I like classic cars, but I like driving them, so I need roll-up windows, a gearbox with synchros all around, and a top that doesn't take 20 minutes to assemble. Also, at 6'1" I've found the XK1*0s to be tricky to fit in. Heck, the E-type is tricky up until 67 or so, iirc.

    ???
     
  9. mr monty

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    Do they have mercedes junk yards?

    Parts are not that hard to find. Lots of junk yards that ship. For new parts I use Parts Geek and ebay. There are lots of good and cheap sources for after the market parts.

    I like this model because it's has lot's of leg and body room[​IMG]

    I don't have any pics showing the enitre car, but my 92 500SL looks like this:
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    This is mine:
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  10. Bill Smith

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    The R107 and R129 Mercedes SL560s are steals on the used market and at the risk of sounding like a hertetic, I would rather own and '80s vintage Mercedes convertable than the current model for the simple reason the incresased number of electronic dooddads mean greater chance of expensive repair bills when they break.
     

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