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View Poll Results: What is best color [colour] for SLK
Black 17 22.08%
Grey 5 6.49%
Silver 15 19.48%
White 8 10.39%
Blue 24 31.17%
Red 14 18.18%
Yellow / gold 5 6.49%
Green 0 0%
Other 2 2.60%
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POLL: What is best paint color [ colour]

I recently bought a Bright Silver SLK350 R171.
I have no regrets as I think the combination works well.
HOWEVER, it seemed that most of the cars for sale were either silver or black, and I didn't want the black, although I have seen some nice pictures of black ones on this forum since buying my silver one.
I have seen a lovely pale blue SLK which probably would have been my first choice, and have also seen some red ones in this forum which look striking.


I am interested to know which color [colour] you think is best for the SLK, which isn't automatically the color [colour] of yours.
I have put up a simple multiple choice POLL in which you can choose more than one color [colour] if you can't decide, or if you think that different generations of SLK look better in different colors [colours].
I have grouped lots of colours and shades together so as not to get too complex.

Please show your preference in the POLL.
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Love the old-school yellow (that used lead in the paint) and sky-blue blue (like the name says, the colour of the sky on a nice sunny day).

Beggars can't be choosers--I have Obsidian Black as the '55's are few and far between (up here in any case) and although it's lke a mirror when clean, it shows dust and fingerprints like a beacon in the night when it's not.

edit-->I should add that I think a sports car should be red---but my wife has me convinced that red is a cop magnet. I don't need that hence I've never picked red for any car I've owned or had a chance to own. I still like red

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Wow !!
I wasn't expecting Black to pull ahead that much so quick.
I'm going to have to keep an eye open for one and see if I made a mistake going for Silver !!

Keep up the polling.......


UPDATE.
Interesting to see Blue doing so well. Blown away by that.
Good to see some votes for yellow.


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Red was not my original choice of colour when I bought mine, I was looking for a silver one. Luckily it wasn't anyone elses either, and Mabel sat in the dealership for at least three weeks, whilst the colour grew on me, and I finally bought her. Now, after nearly five years with her, I wouldn't want any other colour.

Apart from the classic silver or black which go well with them all, the different models seem to suit some colours more than others.

I think the 171 also looks good in blue (light or dark).

The 170 definitely looks good in yellow or blue, and the 172 in white or the colour @Col has.

IMHO it's down to each individual and their perception of the SLK, as to what they feel is the best colour for it.
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I've seen yours appear in a few threads and thought "that striking", and I'm sure it's a head-turner.
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Anyone know the paint code for 'Other'?

For me, from a looks point of view an AMG should be Black , but from a keeping clean point of view anything else is best.
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Anyone know the paint code for 'Other'?

Paint code = "UVR1" but you don't see many around.
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As much as I / we love Mabel I have never like any Mercedes in Red (well the reds that MB have anyway), the colour just doesn't seem to work IMO. I just wish they would be more adventurous though in colour choices, I'd love a midnight deep purple or even a deep candy apple red like McLaren. I have the tradition Palladium Silver with the burgundy red nappa seats which works well. Black would be my first choice though and having had 4 black MB cars in the family previously, they are a pain the arse to keep clean but when you sit back after a 4 hour slog of cleaning them and look at the shine, you wonder why they made a MB in any other colour

I'll take this combo....
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I wish MB would bring back some of the classic MB blue.








of course a grey looks very elegant on a MB.



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SLK's at the beach house.jpg

Had a few SLK's visit me at the beach house. I know what's the most popular color on the left coast of the U.S..
To be fare though, there was a black, blue, red and another silver in the garage.


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At the moment I have two black cars and after the first swore "never again". Then the GTP (DOHC 24v 6 with a five speed manual) needed rescuing.


Black is just not a Florida colour.


OTOH suspect a deep burgundy would be attractive, the white ones I've seen just do not seem right. Of course just finding a SLK280 or 350 with a manual transmission is proving difficult & sellers do not seem to respond when I ask about the balance shaft/gear.


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As much as I / we love Mabel I have never like any Mercedes in Red (well the reds that MB have anyway), the colour just doesn't seem to work IMO.
I don't totally agree with your comment about red.
I ordered my C class in Hyacinth Red, although in part because of its rarity.
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Black is just not a Florida colour.

what!!

It is the poifect color for Floriduh!

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Cool Blue

Obviously Blue
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Blue, in the lead, as it should be.
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The best color for any car is a polished-waxed-taken care of black.
Any car.
Even a lada.
Because black contains many other base colors in it (in automotive).
I am not talking about RAL black, or the simple DuPont black.

The black I am referring to is the MB Obsidian Black....
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Black is a great color but not in Arizona

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Black is a great color but not in Arizona
You could always move if you really want a black one.
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350, I can,t I would miss the dry heat and dust storms....
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