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MERCEDES W107 The R/C107 coupe and roadster from 1971-1989 (280SL, 280SLC, 300SL, 350SL, 350SLC, 380SL, 380SLC, 420SL, 450SL, 450SLC, 450SLC 5.0, 500SL, 500SLC, 560SL)

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Old 1st June 2019, 01:38 PM
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Very true OM617 does have a reliable reputation
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Same sentiments Benzboy. Mind you I have a strange desire to own a W123 300D that I can't explain.
I could see that, especially if it had a manual transmission. A stripper w123 with no options would be a very simple/reliable car.
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Not as many as you would frustrate by NOT breaking down ...
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M100's are incredibly reliable, it's the suspension systems and comfort hydraulics in the chassis they are installed in that are troublesome.
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Sadly I have realised I will never own a W107 SL. It has nothing to do with price . Having regular exposure to this model recently I have come to the realisation that I just do not fit. I have to lean sideways to drive with my head hard against the roof.
You could try the SL version ! Regards. Styria
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Imagine how many M100's I could frustrate by not getting out of there way.
It would be too slow to get into their way. Seriously though, there is something satisfying to just be slogging along, with that re-assuring drumming under the bonnet. They talk about the torque of Diesels - when in Europe, I had use of a 1.9 litre Citroen Xsara(Diesel powered) and when the gearing would struggle with low speeds when slowing down, the whole car would start to vibrate. Regards. Styria
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Saw a real good W123 300D turbo on youtube. This video says:
"Best car in the World". (92kW 245Nm 5 cyl.)
As far as I know W123 300D turbos were never sold on the Australian market, although I have head of an Australian 300D, with a turbo mod.

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