This detailed and beautifully illustrated book covers the Mercedes-Benz 107 series, which ran from 1971 to 1989. Written by a highly regarded motoring historian, with many years' ownership of the type in question, this is THE definitive study of the subject. All major world markets are looked at, along with competition history. Extensive appendices cover engine specifications, chassis numbers, build numbers, and so on.
It’s hard to believe, but the 107-series Mercedes-Benz SL was launched almost 40 years ago. However, its timeless styling has kept it fresh and attractive in the eyes of a new generation of enthusiasts, as well as those going back to the car having owned one when they were still in dealerships. The availability of the practical SLC (an extended, four-seater fixed-head coupé version), simply adds to the desirability of these classic German machines. A combination of superb original design, peerless engineering and build quality has ensured that many of these cars can still be seen in regular use today.
Covering the SL and SLC’s ever-changing specification, race and rally record – and its presence in many of the world’s major markets – is a huge task, but it’s all presented here in definitive detail, along with stunning contemporary photography, in a volume that will readily grace any reference library shelf or connoisseur’s coffee table.
About the author
Born in Coventry, once the heart of the British motor industry, Brian Long is a professional historian with a passion for classic and sporting machinery. A trained mechanical engineer and a long-term owner of both an SL and SLC, he has had a strong connection with Daimler-Benz products for over two decades.
Married to Miho and with two children (Louis and Sophie-Mercedes), Brian now lives just outside Tokyo.
He has over 50 books published, including many works on German marques.