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Old 03-17-2008, 06:17 PM
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Here's what Wikipedia says on the subject, although the expertise of the author is unknown.

The R107 took the chassis components of the mid size Mercedes-Benz W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the S-Class. The W 107 chassis is also referred to as "R 107" for "Reihe" (series). The series comprised SL and SLC models.
The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top and hardtop. The SLC (technically C107) derivative was a 2 door hardtop coupe, with usable rear seats and in effect an SL stretched 10 inches (254 mm) with a fixed roof.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:28 PM
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Here's what Wikipedia says on the subject, although the expertise of the author is unknown.

The R107 took the chassis components of the mid size Mercedes-Benz W114 model and mated them to the larger engines from the S-Class. The W 107 chassis is also referred to as "R 107" for "Reihe" (series). The series comprised SL and SLC models.
The SL variant was a 2-seat convertible/roadster with standard soft top and hardtop. The SLC (technically C107) derivative was a 2 door hardtop coupe, with usable rear seats and in effect an SL stretched 10 inches (254 mm) with a fixed roof.
Interesting. In all th tech. manuals I've read, none have referred to the SLC as a C107. But hey, who am I to disagree with Wikipedia. Guess he didn't make it up, I stand corrected.
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Old 03-18-2008, 12:25 PM
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Here is a snippet I got back from MB Classic Center when I asked what the correct chassis type would be for a 560SL:

R107
560 SL
Model
R 107 E 56
Description
107.048
Production
06.1985 / 09.1985 - 08.1989
production start-up pre-production series
/ standard production - end of production
Remarks
export model for North America, Japan and
Australia


The original email is available upon request. It is a very common misconception that all non-wagon vehicles start with a ‘W’. The ‘W’ comes from the German word for sedan – wargen. Now, the 107 has always been referred to as the 107 series hence the ‘R’ as mentioned in the Wiki snipped above.

Similarly the current SL’s chassis type is R-230 and the one between the 230 and 107 is the R-129.

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Old 03-24-2008, 06:10 PM
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That is what my parts guy calls it- w107. 450 SL so doe's my part book and the owner's manual.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:38 PM
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so true

These cars are so disrespected here in So Cal,
in my neighborhood they even park them outside (all year)!
San Diego Zips 92107/92106
My 1972 350SL is out of the weather.
There are at least 4-5 which have been outside on the street rotting away unused (plus all the diesels too) which I walk by regularly.
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