Amidst all the craze for late model R107 SL Roadsters, the Mercedes-Benz SLC has still remained a relatively obscure model for collectors. This was the only coupe Mercedes would produce based on roadster underpinnings, with exception of the wild SL65 Black Series from a few years past. The SL65, however, had the retractable hardtop replaced by a fixed roof, where the 1972 350SLC you see here, along with subsequent models, had an extended wheelbase and rear seat. This particular 350SLC represents the very beginning for the C107 coupe, having been delivered new in France replete with the slim bumpers and attractive euro headlamps.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1972 Mercedes-Benz 350SLC on eBay
Engine: 3.5 liter V8
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 63,000 mi
Price: $29,500 Buy It Now
1972 Mercedes Benz 350SLC 107 chassis coupe, S/N 10702312004425, 735 Astral Silver with blue cloth/MB Tex, 3.5 litre V8 engine, automatic transmission, Becker Grand Prix radio, 4 place seating, extensive 2012 overhaul including exceptional repainting, 99,000 kilometers, delivered new April 6, 1973 by Garage St-Martin Mercedes Benz of Saint-Martin d’ Heres, France, original maintenance booklet and data card. To see additional photos, please send us a note and we’ll send a link to the complete photo file. Nationwide and international delivery arranged from our suburban Boston showroom. We reserve the right to end the auction early if the reserve has not been met. For more information about Copley Motorcars, please refer to the “About Me” button in this listing. Telephone: 781.444.4646
Last summer, we came across a low mileage 1976 450SLC that sold for $10,346. That was a US market car, but with only 55,000 miles, was ideal for the collector. This 350SLC doesn’t have many more miles and most will prefer the earlier appearance that it sports. The blue MB Tex/cloth interior is also a very classic Mercedes look against the Astral Silver paintwork. Even considering all this, the price is steep considering where SLC prices are hovering these days. If this was a later 450SLC 5.0 or 500SLC in similar nick, perhaps we’d be pushing $30,000.