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#1 Old 09-07-2011
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New SLK owner, old MB owner

Just decided to get to the last decade or two after working on many '60's era benzes. Picked up a 99 silver 230 with less than 50k miles and lots of maintenance receipts. My '67 250 SL though a very fun car with it's throaty exhaust was just not feeling reliable enough to go on a long tour, so we decided that cruise control, A/C, air bags, and a good stereo were things we could no longer live without. I still own and play with the following
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#2 Old 09-07-2011
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Welcome from the "Top Of The Hill Country" TEXAS !
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Welcome from Fort Worth. Nice collection, would like to see pictures of the fleet when possible. Note: Enjoy the good stereo, try not to use the air bags.
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Welcome from London, and the '67 SL is a truly beautiful car.



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Welcome from New Hampshire, like mentioned above pictures would be great. Nice collection BTW
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Welcome from Phoenix hope you still got the Sl in the Garage if you do so the new r172 wil; be almost free. Them Prices on the Sl,s are just going up up up.
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Another Hi from London,

Welcome, would love to see some pics of the other cars!
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Thanks everyone for all the warm welcome's, this is obviously a happy place to be.
I need to get my posts up a few more before I have access to the full site and I imagine that includes posting pictures as well.
Have only had the slk for two weeks but we've already taken a three day cruise along the historic St. Lawrence river and I've embarked on the maintenance and tune up learning curve. And I thought my '67 SL was small....
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Welcome from NE England. Congratulations on your new car.






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Welcome from the east end Ricardo - Orleans/Chapel Hill is SLK country! Where are you in the city? Your 250 wouldn't happen to be red would it? If so we may have spoken a while back in the Future Store parking lot on Olgilvie?
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Welcome from TX!
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wilkommen, L-vez! Like your handle - maybe a few here remember El-Vez, the Mexican Elvis, a quirky act if there ever was one. I'm an MB owner hoping to soon add a stick shift SLK to the garage. Good site, I've already seen knowledgeable 'webfriends' here from other benz sites sharing their knowledge, always a good thing.
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