Reviewed by Unique Cars and Parts
Our Rating: 2
The delightful 280SLC was released at the same time as the 280SL, and in coupe form featured the highly efficient smaller capacity DOHC six cylinder engine - which in turn gave this model the honours for being the most fuel efficient 107 ever released.
The release of both the 280SL and SLC models can be seen as Mercedes response to growing consumer concerns over the fuel shortages that were occuring at that time.
Even a 5 speed auto was introduced, which further improved fuel economy, and to many the drop in performance over its V8 cousins was hardly noticeable.
offered 0-100 km/h in 8.5 secs, the 350SL
could do it in 8.8 and the 280 closely followed at 9.5.
These figures were outstanding for 1974, no wonder so many saved their money and opted for the 280 6 cylinder models!