The Mercedes-Benz R107 and C107 are sports cars produced by Mercedes-Benz from 1971 to 1989, which
is the second-longest single series the automaker has ever produced, behind the G-Class.
They were sold under the SL (R107) and SLC (C107) model names as the 280 SL, 280 SLC, 300 SL, 350SL, 350SLC,
380SL, 380SLC, 420SL, 450SL, 450SLC, 450SLC 5.0, 500SL, 500SLC and 560 SL.
The R107/SL was a two-seater car with a removable roof. In 1971, it replaced the W113 SL class,
and in 1989 it was replaced by the R129 SL class. The predecessor W113 was very successful in North America, with 19,440
units (40 %) out of a total of 48,912 units sold in the US.
The R107 and C107 were even more focused on the American market with specialized engines, bumper designs, headlights
and emission management designs. The R107 and C107 were sold in the US in 204,373 units (68 %) of the total
300,175 units sold (excluding US gray market sales).
It was the only Mercedes roadster during its entire production run.