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Forty three years ago, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the C107 SLC at the Paris Motor Show. The launch signalled a shift in thinking at Stuttgart about what made a luxury coupe successful. The C107's extra 360mm in the wheelbase over the R107 allowed for a rear seat bench, whereas the SL offered little more than a shelf. Developed from the R107 SL chassis, which was in turn built with parts carried over from the W114 platform, the long version of the SL emerged as highly popular and remained in production for many years. Sporting a longer wheelbase and sufficient interior room for four, the SLC was a sleek two-door coupe that combined the seating advantages of a four-door sedan with the sportiness of a coupe. Powered by Mercedes own six-cylinder engine, the 280 SLC developed 182 BHP and had a top speed of 125 mph. Supplied new in Germany in 1975, this particular Mercedes-Benz 280 SLC has only had one recorded owner from new and has covered a meagre 16,500 km's since - the car is barely run in! As a result, the gleaming white paintwork is in superb condition overall, and inside the red leather is unmarked, it's all original throughout and everything works as it should. A large history file accompanies this superb example including the original order forms, and a full service history detailed in the supporting documents, gives an insight into the level of care and attention this car has received during its lifetime. As a result, this rare manual version is an extremely well preserved and original car. Supplied with its complete bookpack, spare set of keys and a comprehensive history file, this lovely 40-year-old Coupe is offered here without reserve, and is ready to be driven and enjoyed.