Weird SLC fact; it’s one of the few coupes to be spun out of a convertible platform. Usually, it’s the other way around. Never gelled with the SLC’s looks, probably because the SL was more popular and looked so right. But I now think the SLCs look fantastic. Kicking myself for not appreciating this and overlooking them years ago. Haven’t seen one for years.The 450SLC was very much an endurance rally weapon for long distance events in Africa and South America where rallies cover thousands of miles. They even ran auto boxes.
A bit like the Peugeot 504; to finish first, first you must finish. You may as well have a bit of comfort too.