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#1 Old 01-27-2016
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Hello everyone. Just ticked one item off my bucket list when I bought an SLK55 AMG. It is a 2005 model having covered just 37,000 miles and is immaculate inside and out. I bought it from Dave in Stroud and clearly he had devoted a lot of time to looking after it, thanks Dave.
I am looking forward to the better weather coming so I can really enjoy it.
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Welcome from Berkshire! You will love your new toy even more when the warmer weather arrives!
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Hi from London,

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Hi from Warwickshire.
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

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your brochure:
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mods you should do:
smarttop

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clear or tinted side markers
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carbon fiber on the C pillars https://www.slkworld.com/general-modi...cf-plunge.html
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oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

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Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands!

Great choice of car by the way!... My 2005 SLK 55 AMG has around 38,000 miles on it now, about 13,000 of which I've done since I bought it 17 months ago!

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SLK 55 AMG Obsidian Black with Black/Mystic Red Designo Interior & Roll Bars

• Parktronic, Auto wipers, Folding mirrors, Airscarf, Comand Nav, Harman/Kardon, CD changer, OEM HFP Bluetooth
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• Recoding: 2 rear fogs; Outside temp in lower MFD; MPH-KM/H selectable speedo (thanks Sean!)

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• Post-FL wing mirrors
• CF-effect interior trim
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A warm welcome to you from Central Quebec in Canada.

Cheers!
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.


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Welcome from Wirral.

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Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



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Hello from Cornwall, lovely motor!
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Welcome, I am new as of a few weeks ago, this forum has tons of knowledge.
Beautiful ride.
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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Welcome from California
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