|Jarmo Siira Mercedes-Benz SLC 350 1972|
Type 350 SLC, presented at the Paris Motor Show in October 1971, became the successor of the coupe models 280 SE and 280 SE 3.5. They had not been produced any more since June and August 1971 respectively. In February 1972, four months after the premiere, the series production of the newcomer - internally called C 107 - began. In contrast to its predecessors, the new coupe was not based on a limousine of the upper class, but rather was a sister model of the 350 SL, presented six months ago. Except for the hard roof of the SLC, both variants were identical up to the door rear edge. The differences showed themselves in the rear half of the car. The wheelbase, prolonged by 360 mm in comparison to the SL, allowed a larger interior and four full-sized seats.