Sport Leicht Coupe

Sport Leicht Coupe

From road to race, the story of a 1972 Mercedes 350 SLC

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      • Almost depressed, i ask for two more cars.

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      • 3 more cars with no answer from the seller.

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      • Another one in Germany.

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      • The seller is quite old and somehow reluctant to give me detailed pictures of the car. He ask me to come to vi...

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      • Third car, a red one in Switzerland.

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      • Second a blue one in Austria

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        After a 500 km trip to visit the car it is "not rusted" but "completely rusted".

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      • First a green one in belgium.

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      • The chase can start ... and it is not an easy one.

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      • The 3499cc engine, code M116.982, deliver 200 hp.

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      • It is also homologated by the FIA (form 5508) in 1972 as a group 2 race car.

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      • The 350 SLC is the only V8 available with a 4 speed manual gearbox

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      • Before that, some gentlmen drivers did some racing with the early cars like the team Sellos - Scelland - Fouca...

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      • The SLC's were raced by the factory mainly on long and hard taking african rallies like the Bandama in 1979

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      • It is the coupe version of the R107 Mercedes SL

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      • The Mercedes SLC aka "C107" is presented at the 1971 Paris Auto Show

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