50 years of the Mercedes R 107: The long-running dream car

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(dpa) — It was frequently seen in US TV shows of the 1970s and ‘80s such as “Dallas,” “Hart to Hart,” and “Wonder Woman.” But whether onscreen or in real life, the Mercedes SL R 107 was beloved of well-off car connoisseurs. This year it celebrates its 50th birthday. The two-seat roadster with the detachable roof made its debut in April 1971 as the successor to the W 113 SL series. However, the R 107 SL had nothing in common with its predecessor other than the name, according to Mercedes Classic spokesman Ralph Wagenknecht. The 107 was a giant leap forward, he says. And that applied not only to…

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