The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 were produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1971 through 1989, being the second longest single series ever produced by the automaker, after the G-Class. They were sold under the SL (R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL, etc. up to the 560 SL. The SLC (C107) derivative was a 2 door hardtop coupe with normal rear seats. The SLC is commonly referred to as an ‘SL coupe’, and this was the first time that Mercedes-Benz had based a coupe on an SL roadster platform rather than on a saloon, replacing the former saloon-based 280/300 SE coupé in Mercedes lineup. The SLC was replaced earlier than the SL. The 450SLC 5.0 was produced in order to homologate the SLC for the 1978 World Rally Championship. The 450SLC 5.0 was produced in order to homologate the SLC for the 1978 World Rally Championship.
This lovely example in Metallic Green is in good condition throughout and has covered only 80,000 from new. The beige leather interior is in good condition and is mechanically sound according to the current owner. It has a recently fitted new exhaust system and the rear window seals have been replaced. There is a valid MOT until June 2016, power steering, central locking, original radio and new tyres all round together with electric windows, make this an attractive proposition. These great sports tourers with the added benefit of a rear seat are very desirable and this example is no exception.