MercedesBenz R107 SL Car Review | ClassicCarsForSale co uk

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Mercedes-Benz R107

Mercedes-Benz R107 SL

In production for an 18 years, the R107 Mercedes-Benz SL has and panache. Introduced in 1971, the SL was blessed with timeless

In production for an impressive 18 years, the Mercedes-Benz SL has style and panache.

in 1971, the R107 SL was blessed timeless good looks, legendary Mercedes-Benz build ensured a loyal following day one. The solidity of the engineering can be from the moment you close the with a satisfying clunk. The 107 was also the longest running of the family, finally leaving in 1989. These days the SL is as after as ever, meaning have remained strong, but a example is still hard to

The newer an SL is, the better rustproofed it is to be. Post-1986 cars are especially in this respect, while likely to suffer are pre-1976 built before wax injection was They suffer from in the sills, jacking points, and box sections. Valances and wheel also go on all cars.

Assess the which is bonded in as well as for perished window seals. All apart from the front are welded on, and most are available Mercedes- Benz, though at an price. You can get pattern equivalents, but expect the fit to be that great. damage is also a possibility, so front chassis legs and panels to see if they’re rippled.

Engine and gearbox

With and attention, engines should be for 300,000 miles. Oil changes 6000 miles or less help enormously too. whether regular coolant have taken place it is that proper antifreeze the correct inhibitors has been to guard against internal Blue smoke suggests valve stems, so changing every 75,000 miles is along with the timing and tensioner. Keep an eye on the temperature too, as the big V8s can run on the hot side, especially if radiators have become up with silt. Camshaft is another common issue on that haven’t been after properly, resulting in a from the engine. If this has then the cam followers and possibly the chain will be affected Automatic gearboxes are the most choice. Earlier cars a fluid flywheel that can temperamental when engaging gear. From 1975 a torque converter was used Be it manual

or automatic, excessive noise or when engaging gears are to be concerned about. A vibration the transmission signals worn couplings.

Mercedes-Benz R107

Sloppy handling is usually due to absorbers that are past best, though bushes deteriorate noticeably after high mileages have covered. Worn subframe can also seriously affect especially on the V8 models with extra power. Steering also deteriorate, as do the power boxes, most commonly 90,000 miles have racked up. Beware of aftermarket wheels they may look but bigger than standard can really affect the feel of an SL and how it

Interiors were built to so you shouldn’t really find any Over the eighteen-year production four different trim were offered leather, cloth or vinyl. Cloth is the durable, followed by vinyl, and finally the uber-resilient MB-tex. of the wood trim may have slightly, but there isn’t much of it in this era of SL, so there be much to worry about.

Why I buy one?

The R107 improved throughout production broadly the later the car, the better. can be enjoyed as much as a modern but offer more character and

Reviewed by on 17/10/2013

Mercedes-Benz R107
Mercedes-Benz R107
Mercedes-Benz R107


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