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1971-1980 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SL (R107)


Overview

The 350SL was introduced as a replacement for the Pagoda 280SL, and once again both soft and hard tops were offered. There’s more than a passing resemblance between the two cars, but the 350SL’s body is three inches longer and 300lb heavier. That means much of the benefit of fitting a 3.5-litre V8 has been lost. Both cars share 0-60mph times, but the new car’s taller rear axle ratio, allowed by the V8’s extra torque, means it can pull a higher top speed. Not that they were supposed to be sporting cars, being aimed more at the luxury market.




15,304

£7395

£12,500

£10,000

£5250

£2500


Performance

9.3secs

126mph

200bhp

211lb/ft

18mpg


Engine

V8

normal

petrol

electronic fuel injection


Chassis

Independent, coil spring

Independent, coil spring

front-engine RWD

N/A

metal monocoque

Four-speed manual/Three-speed auto


Dimensions

4370mm

2464mm

1790mm

1346mm

1545kgs


 MERCEDES-BENZ 350SL (R107)

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