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Old 12-21-2007, 04:06 PM
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280SL Cheap

Maybe a parts car for someone.

http://dallas.craigslist.org/car/516278480.html
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:26 PM
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Saw that - probably better for firewood.
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Ummm, what is that saying again? Oh yeah, "There is nothing as expensive as a "cheap" Mercedes-Benz".
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:57 PM
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this stirs my thoughts about an autocrosser. It weighs about the same as my 280e but has 13" shorter wheelbase.

1. what is the chance it has the limited slip rear end?
2. is the pedal cluster unique to the euro 107?

I have not progressed far enough in my 280e that I couldn't switch my efforts to a different car as long as some of the parts would switch over.

a scruffy one is what would work best for my purposes. Since this one is in TX I would think it would be rust free....

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Old 12-27-2007, 09:34 AM
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this stirs my thoughts about an autocrosser. It weighs about the same as my 280e but has 13" shorter wheelbase.

1. what is the chance it has the limited slip rear end?
2. is the pedal cluster unique to the euro 107?

I have not progressed far enough in my 280e that I couldn't switch my efforts to a different car as long as some of the parts would switch over.

a scruffy one is what would work best for my purposes. Since this one is in TX I would think it would be rust free....

Tom W
And just think....you would have those nifty white letter tires.

What do you mean about the "pedal cluster"?

With mine, when I leave a standing start briskly....it leaves two very distinct black lines in it's wake.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:05 AM
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Ummm, what is that saying again? Oh yeah, "There is nothing as expensive as a "cheap" Mercedes-Benz".
That saying is for people that can't fix ANY car. I paid $2400 for my first wagon- put some elbow grease into it, cleaned it up and drove it for three years. I sold it underpriced for $4000. I've repeated this pattern with success. If you want a perfect car, buy a new one- but that's a sure fire way to throw money away.
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Old 12-29-2007, 08:42 AM
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And just think....you would have those nifty white letter tires.

What do you mean about the "pedal cluster"?

With mine, when I leave a standing start briskly....it leaves two very distinct black lines in it's wake.
and yours is a 280sl?

The pedal cluster is the assembly that bolts to the firewall and includes the pivots for the brake pedal and the master cylinder bolts to it. If the car is a stick the clutch pedal will be attached also. I ask because I would want to install a stick so would need a clutch pedal, etc.

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Old 12-30-2007, 12:00 AM
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and yours is a 280sl?

The pedal cluster is the assembly that bolts to the firewall and includes the pivots for the brake pedal and the master cylinder bolts to it. If the car is a stick the clutch pedal will be attached also. I ask because I would want to install a stick so would need a clutch pedal, etc.

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Yes, an '83. 5 speed.
I would imagine it is unique to the euros. The only 107 sticks around.
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:58 AM
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Altnough not common I have seen early v8s with sitcks, I believe.

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It's my understanding the only manuals were in the sixes because the MB manual couldn't handle the power of the V8s. It's my firm belief that no V8s ever came with manual trannys in the r107s or w126s.
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It's my understanding the only manuals were in the sixes because the MB manual couldn't handle the power of the V8s. It's my firm belief that no V8s ever came with manual trannys in the r107s or w126s.
Firm beliefs are great but there were quite a few 107 V8s with stick shift, although not for the U.S. market. They were all 116 motors, 3.5 liters, and they came in 111 coupes, 109 sedans and 350SL 107s, and perhaps others. The transmission was a G7627A, mostly 4 speeds but rumored to be a few 5 speeds as well. Of course in the 111s and 109s they were done by the early 70s but the 107s continued though the 70s.
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