W107: How many are there still registered?

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W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by TheMadRacoon » Sat 12 Jan, 2013 5:03 pm

Hi All,

Years ago I read an article by Romsey Quints (is that his real name?) in Wheels Magazine where he quoted various obscure models of cars still registered that year.

So it's got me thinking - with more and more 107s being cannibalised for parts, and (I'm guessing) not a great deal of Australian delivered cars originally - just how many 107 SLs and SLCs are still registered today in Australia (yes, the numbers would be propped up by private imports, but many of those could also be cannibalised over the years).

Does anyone know how to find this out?

I guess the various MB Clubs might have registers of 107s .... any thoughts on starting an OzBenz register of 107s by chassis number and state? Might be handy as examples pop up for sale to cross check them on the register?

eg...
Chassis number / Model / Year / Aust Delivered (Y/N), Registration Status / State / Exterior Colour / Interior Colour

Being NOOB may be appropriate for those who've been around longer to start with their cars first, ie top of the list.....?
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1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by AMG » Sat 12 Jan, 2013 6:06 pm

I'm pretty sure the guys over at BW started something like this a while back, not sure how successful. It's also not a good idea to publicly disclose these sorts of things as it can lead to theft.

but at a guess, there would be quite a few still registered. the model ran from 1971-1989 which is the longest model run (other than Gelandewagen) in the car manufacturers history to date.
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1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Vogue SE 4sp auto Ardenne Green "Oswald"
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by Greg in Oz » Sat 12 Jan, 2013 11:05 pm

It is probably fair to say there would not be many Aussie registered 350SLCs given that they were only sold in Oz from 1972 to 1974 (even though production ran until 1980). The 450SLC was produced in greater numbers and was sold here up until 1980. Considerably larger numbers of the SL were manufactured and, given their popularity and the fact that they are more likely to be pampered, I expect there would be many more of them still here than the SLC.

I sold my 350SLC last year after owning it for 29 years so my 500SLC is the only 107 I own now. Keeping track of the numbers of the 500SLC and its forerunner the 450SLC-5.0 is a somewhat easier matter. They are both a type 107.026 of which there were only 2769 manufactured (around 60% were the 5.0 and 40% the 500). A register of these is maintained by an enthusiast owner based in the US and whilst it obviously won't keep track of them all, it does at least give a good idea of the survivors (it would keep track of those in the US better than the rest of the world). When I purchased mine in 2006, it was the only known 500SLC in Oz. There was also a 450SLC-5.0 in Melbourne at that time. Since then another 500SLC came here which forum member Fotografa now owns, and late last year the owner of the 5.0 in Melbourne brought another 500SLC here which also happens to be the last 107.026 ever made. The 5 litre SLC register can be found at http://www.mercedesrallycars.com/regist ... yData.html
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by T-Modell » Sun 13 Jan, 2013 3:49 am

The SLC 5.0 or 500SLC are the only W107 that are worth collecting in respect of a possible increase of value. I remember, when I started with the W107 in 2004/2005 you could get really good ones here for 5-10.000 Euros. Now, really good ones are between 20-30.000 Euros. As I personally don't like the SLC design (just too long, reminds me always of a beagle dog), it was nothing for me. Produced numbers count ...

Thomas

P. S.: I wonder what my SL will be worth one day ... at least it's one of 3 or 4 that came with velours from factory, the rare "Reiserechner", first soft top, no cracks on the dashboard, hardtop different colour, original and in top condition ... my kids will find out :laughing6:
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by Greg in Oz » Sun 13 Jan, 2013 11:58 pm

Thomas, I hope you are correct about the 500SLC. Not that I intend to sell mine anytime soon but it would be nice to think that it is increasing in value. I suspect, like you, it will be my kids who will benefit from the value of mine if it does in fact ever become of significant value. I believe that once the number surviving 107 models reduces they will all eventually become more valuable, especially those in good original condition. It is simply the large numbers of survivors that is keeping values down.

Traditionally, MBs with only 2 doors have retained their values better than those with 4 doors, and any model without a fixed roof retains its value better still. Obviously rarity will also increase values and I also believe a successful history in motorsport will assist in long term values. Even as a 2 door, some models retain values better than others. In the coupes the 111/112 has always done better than the 107, 114 and 123 and in the cabriolets and convertibles the 111/112 and 113 has done better than the 107.

I did not purchase my 500SLC with a view to it being an investment. There are many better ways to invest money than in cars. I bought it simply because I like the 107, but with a family I need one with a back seat (therefore an SLC). I already had my 350SLC but was faced with needing to spend a lot of money on it or replacing it. I knew of the short but successful motorsport history of the 5 litre SLC models and that they offered the best power to weight ratio of any 107, and being the last of the SLC models the 500 should be the best. Knowing the 5 litre SLCs were only manufacture in left hand drive made me think I would never have the opportunity to purchase one in Oz. When the one I purchased became available at auction I had to give it serious consideration and with little other intersest in the car at the auction I was able to purchase it at a good price.

Long ago I came to realise that we should only purchase these cars because we want to enjoy owning and driving them. When I purchased my 350SLC back in 1983 for $21,000, I thought being a Merc coupe I should never lose money on it. At the time that was a lot of money although most SLCs at that time were selling for between $30,000 and $60,000. Mine was cheaper beacause, even though it was just 10 years old, it had already travelled considerable distance, was already rusty and needed some work. I did all the required work and it gave me 29 years of enjoyable and largely troublefree motoring. It did however need a lot of work again including rust repairs and paint. I sold it last year for little more than parts value even though it was still registered and driving reasonably well.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by T-Modell » Mon 14 Jan, 2013 12:23 am

Greg,

I completely agree ... and I'm right about the 5.0 SLC :whistle: ... prices are just the way they are right now.

I just had an interesting discussion the other day with a friend (very well connected in the vintage car scene) about which car you should buy, when it's about increasing value. We came to the conclusion (and sequence):

1) Numbers produced (e. g. 300 SEL 6.3, 450SEL 6.9)
2) Coupe (e. g. 500SLC, 280SE3.5)
3) Convertible (W111)

That was one of the reasons I bought the W111 convertible as it complies with all of the above.
However we defined a complete new formula: 1% fun-return-on-invest per 1.000km driven :whistle: ... so 3,5% gain this year :laughing6: :laughing6:

Best regards
Thomas
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1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
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2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
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Post by AMG » Mon 14 Jan, 2013 12:59 am

T-Modell wrote: However we defined a complete new formula: 1% fun-return-on-invest per 1.000km driven :whistle: ... so 3,5% gain this year :laughing6: :laughing6:

Best regards
Thomas
versus the logical 1% financial loss on investment per 1000km driven :laughing6: :occasion5:
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Vogue SE 4sp auto Ardenne Green "Oswald"
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.

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Post by TheMadRacoon » Wed 16 Jan, 2013 8:25 pm

Greg in Oz wrote:It is probably fair to say there would not be many Aussie registered 350SLCs given that they were only sold in Oz from 1972 to 1974 (even though production ran until 1980
though in October 2011
pastelgrey300D wrote:...... I'm trying to figure out what 107 models were officially sold here and was hoping that someone could confirm this - from what I've researched I believe oz officially had these models:

C107
280SLC - 1975 - 1976
350SLC - 1971 - 1976
450SLC - 1973 - 1980
My 350SLC has an Australian Compliance plate dated 03/75 and an Aust-Star Motors (Brisbane) stock number. What I can't find is a build date. My old W114 had a plate showing the build date, I think this was on the cross-member in front of the radiator. It could be that my 350SLC is an earlier build (eg 1974) but with shipping (and perhaps a fuel crisis crimping demand) it was not complianced until 03/1975 .... but it must have been sold after the compliance date? A registration check on the vehicle showed the compliance date but not the build date and it is registered as a 1975 model.

Is there a way of checking the build date from the chassis number or could it be located elsewhere on the car?
Emad,
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1975 350SLC Astral Silver (725) / Blue (2012, 284,900 km - present.... a real Benz, getting better and better)
1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

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Post by Greg in Oz » Wed 16 Jan, 2013 11:32 pm

I was trying to remember the Oz delivery dates off the top of my head so it is possible those quoted by me could be wrong by a year at either end. Looking now at the Red Book website does suggest the 350SLC was available here from 1971 to 1976. If it was as early as 1971, I would expect it to have been very late that year as the 107 was only released in Europe in 1971. I would have thought that the first sold here would have at least been 1972 model year (ie. 1972 spec). I am also surprised if the 350 was available here as late as 1976. I would expect that any sold that year were 1975 build as the 450 had been available for some time by then and was a more popular seller. The change from D-Jetronic to K-Jetronic occurred in 1976 and any K-Jet 350 I have seen here has definitely been a private import.

Regarding Australian compliance plates, it is not uncommon for the compliance date to be much later than the build date with a least 6 months not being uncommon. It is then also possible for many months (or even a year or more) to elapse between the compliance date and the sale date. In the absence of any build date you can look for dates stamped on various components (usually in the form of one or two digit month followed by two digit year or two digit week followed by two digit year). The build date will obviously be later than the date marked on any component that hasn't been replaced.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
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Post by TheMadRacoon » Wed 16 Jan, 2013 11:42 pm

JoeB wrote:
T-Modell wrote: However we defined a complete new formula: 1% fun-return-on-invest per 1.000km driven :whistle: ... so 3,5% gain this year :laughing6: :laughing6:

Best regards
Thomas
versus the logical 1% financial loss on investment per 1000km driven :laughing6: :occasion5:

Don't forget to factor in when you bought it ....

http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/d33101 ... Calculator
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1975 350SLC Astral Silver (725) / Blue (2012, 284,900 km - present.... a real Benz, getting better and better)
1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

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Post by TheMadRacoon » Wed 16 Jan, 2013 11:46 pm

Greg in Oz wrote:It is then also possible for many months (or even a year or more) to elapse between the compliance date and the sale date. In the absence of any build date you can look for dates stamped on various components (usually in the form of one or two digit month followed by two digit year or two digit week followed by two digit year). The build date will obviously be later than the date marked on any component that hasn't been replaced.
Thanks Greg, I'll check.
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1975 350SLC Astral Silver (725) / Blue (2012, 284,900 km - present.... a real Benz, getting better and better)
1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

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Post by TheMadRacoon » Mon 16 Jan, 2017 8:37 pm

Old thread, but someone recently asked a similar question about another model (W108 280SE ?)

Anyway, it seems in the UK there were only 35 (yes, thirty five) 350SLCs still registered in 2016.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?utf8=%E2 ... mit=Search

Try your model :-)
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1975 350SLC Astral Silver (725) / Blue (2012, 284,900 km - present.... a real Benz, getting better and better)
1988 190E Deep Blue (900) / Cream (2006, 190,000 km - 2007, ~ 215,000 km .... FSH and still spent big $$$)
1974 280E Reed Green (860) / Bone (1993, 316,700 km - 2004, ~490,000 km and still A1)

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Post by Greg in Oz » Wed 01 Feb, 2017 4:11 pm

As far as the 107.026 models (450SLC 5.0 and 500SLC) are concerned their numbers in Australia have increased considerably in recent times. I guess that has a lot to do with how much easier it is to drive an older left hand drive car on our roads (they were available only in LHD and therefore never sold here new) and increasing awareness of the 107.026 as a rare, limited production, rally homologation special.

As I mentioned in one of my earlier replies, when I bought my 500SLC in 2006 it was the only one in Oz and there was also a single 450SLC 5.0 in Melbourne back then. Shane's car brought the 500SLC count to 2 and since then a couple more 500SLCs arrived. Shane recently sold his car to Giles and it has moved from NSW to WA. Just this week a nice 450SLC 5.0 with a small amount of rally preparation arrived in Oz and the buyer of that car also has another 5.0 coming here within the next week or so bringing the current 107.026 count in Oz to 7 cars (4 in Vic and 1 each in NSW, Qld and WA if I have remembered them all - Shane can probably verify that as the register at http://www.mercedesrallycars.com/regist ... yData.html needs updating). The Aussie buyer of the 2 cars just arriving in Victoria also recently purchased a nice 500SLC but plans to keep that car for use overseas. If we keep going at this rate we'll end up with more 5 litre SLCs here than others such as the 280 or 350.

Regarding values for the 107.026, as has been the case for many classic cars, they have risen significantly in recent times. I won't disclose the prices paid by the Aussie buyer of those 3 recently purchased cars, but they weren't small change. Asking prices of good to excellent examples overseas have been very high (including one at well over the equivalent of AUD$100k). On the basis of this I have recently increased the insured value of my 500SLC to over 4 times what I paid for it in 2006 and I doubt that would replace it with a similar one in the event of a total loss (hopefully I will never need to make a claim).

PS. I also previously mentioned that the owner of the 5.0 in Melbourne subsequently imported a 500SLC thought to be the last one ever produced (VIN WDB10702612002769 of 2769 claimed to have been produced). The MB EPC has however always suggested the existence of car #2770, recently revealed to be the case with the emergence of a tidy 500SLC in Germany with VIN WDB10702612002770.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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Post by Tony From West Oz » Wed 01 Feb, 2017 11:03 pm

Would anyone like to know how many 107s (or any other model) are licenced in WA?
My contact in DOT has supplied me with a spreadsheet, including partial VIN, body and year for all <1985 Mercedes vehicles.
There are 198 107s licenced in WA as of today.
It has listings for buses, prime movers, trucks sedans vans, wagons, etc.

The spreadsheet is attached to this post: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=23614.
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Post by Greg in Oz » Wed 01 Feb, 2017 11:55 pm

Tony From West Oz wrote:Would anyone like to know how many 107s (or any other model) are licenced in WA?
My contact in DOT has supplied me with a spreadsheet, including partial VIN, body and year for all <1985 Mercedes vehicles.
There are 198 107s licenced in WA as of today.
It has listings for buses, prime movers, trucks sedans vans, wagons, etc.

The spreadsheet is attached to this post: viewtopic.php?f=25&t=23614.
I expected to see Giles' 107026 in that list but it doesn't appear there.
107023 - 350SLC: 1973, 3sp auto, icon gold, parchment MBtex (sold July 2012 after 29 years ownership)
107026 - 500SLC: 1981, 4sp auto, thistle green, green velour
124090 - 300TE: 1990, 4sp auto, arctic white, cream-beige MBtex
124090 - 300TE: 1992, 4sp auto, malachite (spruce green), black MBtex
201024 - 190E-2.0: 1985, 5sp manual, black, black MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 5sp manual, arctic white, blue leather
201028 - 190E-2.3: 1992, 4sp auto, blueblack, grey MBtex
201028 - 190E-2.3 Sportline: 1990, 4sp auto, signal red, black cloth (parts car)
201034 - 190E-2.3-16 Cosworth: 1985, 5sp manual, blueblack, black leather
YG2S8 - Mini Clubman GT: 1972, 4sp manual, blue, parchment vinyl (my first car which I still own)

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Post by Giles » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 12:43 am

It has neither my 107-026 or 107-024 on the list and not my old 107-023 which I believe to be still rego'd.
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Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 12:44 am

What are the first 10 characters of his VIN?
It may be one with an "INVITATION VEHICLE" body. What this means I may find out tomorrow when my contact responds.
Note, it may have a VIN starting with 107 or with WDB107
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by Giles » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 12:55 am

Tony From West Oz wrote:What are the first 10 characters of his VIN?
It may be one with an "INVITATION VEHICLE" body. What this means I may find out tomorrow when my contact responds.
Note, it may have a VIN starting with 107 or with WDB107
WDB107-02612002
WBD107-02422030

I just check the 107-023 but the license has expired. Now I want those plates back.
1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car 'Lola' walks like woman, talks like a man
1999 E430 Avantgarde Royal Indigo (Colour 339) Mums Taxi 'Claudia'
1975 280CE Signal Red (Colour 568H) Project 'Ginger'
1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle
1978 C107 350SLC Red 'Scarlett' the parts car. Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by Tony From West Oz » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 1:02 am

Giles wrote:It has neither my 107-026 or 107-024 on the list and not my old 107-023 which I believe to be still rego'd.
There are 10 107024s listed, but as you say, no 107026 or 107023 are listed.
If your vehicle rego papers show your VIN as 107023 or 107026, I do not see why they are not listed.

If you can message me with your VIN numbers (which are exactly as per the registration papers) which are not listed, I will provide them to my contact in DOT to see if he can overcome the issue.
Thanks for your feedback so far.
Tony
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'84 W123 300D replaced good OM617 912 with OM617 952 and enjoyed having good acceleration for the first time since first driving a 300D in 2002 - became engine and trans donor for 300CD Turbodiesel conversion. Now parted out.
'86 W124 300D sold (Wife's old car - sold )
'85 W123 300CD, 275 000km (Fatmobile) rebuilt turbodiesel from previous Fatmobile transplanted into 280CE (occasional tourer)
'99 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car - Sold)
'98 W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car - Sold)
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by T-Modell » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 1:31 am

Giles wrote:It has neither my 107-026 or 107-024 on the list and not my old 107-023 which I believe to be still rego'd.
Giles,
when this list was started, C107's weren't considered important. So only the REAL 107s (R=Real), the R107, is listed there.

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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by Giles » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 9:02 am

I'll pass on the offer Tony, I've had an overdose of the DOT lately.

Now Thomas, in reply to comments, let me inform you
R= Random
C=Cool

:dance:

Even better when you have 2.
1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car 'Lola' walks like woman, talks like a man
1999 E430 Avantgarde Royal Indigo (Colour 339) Mums Taxi 'Claudia'
1975 280CE Signal Red (Colour 568H) Project 'Ginger'
1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle
1978 C107 350SLC Red 'Scarlett' the parts car. Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by TheMadRacoon » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 9:03 am

Thomas,

But C107s are all Class (C=Class)
Emad,
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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by Giles » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 11:28 am

TheMadRacoon wrote:Thomas,

But C107s are all Class (C=Class)
Wrong, wrong, wrong.

SLC = S (Class) Lots of Coolness

If it was a just C Class I couldn't fit my fat head or butt in it. I see you point though Themadracoon.
1981 500SLC (Colour Black) Keeper car 'Lola' walks like woman, talks like a man
1999 E430 Avantgarde Royal Indigo (Colour 339) Mums Taxi 'Claudia'
1975 280CE Signal Red (Colour 568H) Project 'Ginger'
1980 C107 Classic White (resto project) 'Marilyn'
1999 W163 ML430 MB Search & Rescue Vehicle
1978 C107 350SLC Red 'Scarlett' the parts car. Quite frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
http://www.kudoscc.com.au

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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by T-Modell » Thu 02 Feb, 2017 6:45 pm

Haha, it's just like pressing a button :laughing6: :laughing6:

Here in Germany it has changed a lot the last 10-15 years. When I bought my 107 in 2004, the SLC's ... well they existed. Then the 500 / 5.0 became interesting and prices went up. Now a good SLC reaches up to 30,000 Euros.

But there's more options here to insult: The US-SL with the big bumpers is called "Mursi" here and someone who drives a 280 or 300SL owns a "Not-SL" (Emergency-SL).

Enjoy your SLC's!
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1973 W115 220D 5.0 Pick-Up Argentina, work in progress 2017/18/19
1986 R107 500SL, arctic white, the midlife crisis viagra replacement
2007 R171 SLK350, calcit white
2008 S211 E63T, calcit white, sleeper

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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by AMG » Sat 04 Feb, 2017 3:33 pm

T-Modell wrote: But there's more options here to insult: The US-SL with the big bumpers is called "Mursi" here and someone who drives a 280 or 300SL owns a "Not-SL" (Emergency-SL).

Enjoy your SLC's!
Thomas
I'm sure (in fact I know) the badge envy thing exists, but I also believe that after you own a few different MB's, you get over it pretty quick.

I'm much happier being 'under the radar' driving the 16v than I am being stared at when driving Stella.

It's even more fun now that gretel is a 6 spd manual.

The only insults I deploy with enthusiasm these days are for the pathetic excuses owners of the Beyericher Mist Wagen. Or a cock (i.e. complete tool) in an Audi.

Gone are the days when I'd yell at someone for driving like a complete retard on the road. :thefinger: :violent3: :nono: :angry5: (yes, :director: you in the silly hat Mercedes-Benz driver doing 20km/h under the speed limit in the overtaking lane and failing to keep left as instructed by the big trucking signs... dickhead!!!) <--- Seen a few of these idiots lately? I have! yeah so now I just blast my horn until they move over. So what if it irritates the f-ing life out of them, the useless bastards ought to know the f-ing road rules. Especially in a Mercedes. Unequivocally.

/rant

:nono: :Doh:

Back to the topic. Mine's still on full rego, even though it gets driven less than 1000km per year.
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Vogue SE 4sp auto Ardenne Green "Oswald"
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.

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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by AMG » Sat 04 Feb, 2017 3:40 pm

T-Modell wrote: But there's more options here to insult: The US-SL with the big bumpers is called "Mursi" here and someone who drives a 280 or 300SL owns a "Not-SL" (Emergency-SL).

Enjoy your SLC's!
Thomas
I'm sure (in fact I know) the badge envy thing exists, but I also believe that after you own a few different MB's, you get over it pretty quick.

I'm much happier being 'under the radar' driving the 16v than I am being stared at when driving Stella.

It's even more fun now that gretel is a 6 spd manual.

The only insults I deploy with enthusiasm these days are for the pathetic excuses owners of the Beyericher Mist Wagen. Or a cock (i.e. complete tool) in an Audi.

Gone are the days when I'd yell at someone for driving like a complete retard on the road. :thefinger: :violent3: :nono: :angry5: (yes, :director: you in the silly hat Mercedes-Benz driver doing 20km/h under the speed limit in the overtaking lane and failing to keep left as instructed by the big trucking signs... dickhead!!!) <--- Seen a few of these idiots lately? I have! yeah so now I just blast my horn until they move over. So what if it irritates the f-ing life out of them, the useless bastards ought to know the f-ing road rules. Especially in a Mercedes. Unequivocally.

/rant

:nono: :Doh:

Back to the topic. Mine's still on full rego, even though it gets driven less than 1000km per year.
Oh, and even though I don't have a coupe anymore, I still believe they are a far better vehicle than the roadster. Much more comfortable, much better handling and on long trips - easily more relaxing and quieter. (and more luggage space / seats for kids/ fur children etc).

I still love both model variants, but if I had my time over again, I'd probably have scoured the ends of the earth for a 625 delivery 380SLC. Someone once told me there were less than 10 imported new by MB. Not sure how much truth is in that statement though.

And I'm sick of hitting my head on the bloody bonnet catch. Another reason 107's deserve to be ridiculed. :protest: :laughing6: :laughing6: :jokercolor:
Current:
1987 560SL 4sp. auto Signalrot "Stella"
1987 190E 2.3-16 5sp. man. Blauschwarz "Hermann"
1992 300CE-24 6sp. man. Perlblau / Iceblau "Gretel"
1992 Range Rover Vogue SE 4sp auto Ardenne Green "Oswald"
2012 Renault Sport Megane RS265 Trophy 8:08 6 sp. man. Liquid Yellow "Jean Rédélé"
Previous:
1986 560SEL Anthracitgrau "Schultz" - In Mercedes Heaven
1987 190E 2.6 4sp. auto Signalrot "Sabine" - which now resides/owns Andrew M's Garage
1972 350SLC Astralsilber "Lurch" - now in the loving care of Craig B
1989 2.5-16 Blauschwarz 4sp. auto (parted) formerly owned by Derek/Hasan.

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Re: W107: How many are there still registered?

Post by Marcel107 » Mon 06 Feb, 2017 2:09 am

Hi to Down Under,

first of all, since 1987 I own a 300 SL, or like Thomas says a "Not SL" Emerency SL, because the "small" 6 Zylinder M103 engine.Image
Here in Germany there are 20.491 SL/SLC registered. 17.364 SL and 3127 SLC.
Have a look at the picture.

The light blue is the registered amount, the dark blue is the amount of cars in our R/C 107 SL-Club Deutschland e.V.

Best regards
Marcel

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300 SL / R107, Year 1986
300 CE-24 /C124, Year 1990

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