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Thumbs up soon to collect 1997 SLK 230 - 58k - uk

Hi people,

Won a 1997 SLK 230 on eBay last Saturday (unseen) and collecting it this Saturday - wish me luck!

Low mileage at 58k but no service history - the mileage checks out on the DVLA mot history website. Mercedes have no service history for it (they only started their electronic database in 2007).

It's got a private plate I intend on removing and selling on to reduce my purchase costs / go towards repairs. Searching the private plate I discovered an old advert for the car in 2013 which said the mileage was warrantied and the previous owner had owned it for the last 12 years which are positives.

Plans are to give it a service myself and fix a few things that were listed as faults - heater not working, boot only opening with the roof, some of the interior plastic colour coming off. Also want to change the standard alloys which have been painted black back to a silver set (fancy a swap anyone?).

Don't intend keeping it long term, maybe only 3 months over early summer before selling it on. It was a bit of an impulse buy but I'm looking forward to the experience.
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Welcome to the forum Cliveski. When you get and start driving it I'd like to wager that you keep it for longer than thre months.

I've had mine since the end of Feb...I love it. Wish I'd boulght one years ago. Incredible fun....not great on fuel consumption but "smiles per gallon" are off the scale.

What's the private plate? I may be interested depending on what it is.
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