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#1 Old 08-27-2016
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'12 AMG55 Black with red interior

Hi ALL !

Been lurking for weeks, and just had my 55 delivered today.

Test drove a new 350 few weeks ago, and had to have a SLK. Immediately sold my Solstice.

Possibly influenced by my very recent trip to Europe, where we drove from Rome through Switzerland and spent a few days driving the Nurburgring Nordschleife, and of course the Autobahn. And back.

Took the long rural tour route home tonight, and very impressed with the car.

My driving background: I've been road racing single seat formula cars for 20 years, and instructing road racing and HPDE events for 10 years. Thats after giving up bikes, and autox. Raced on most road courses East of Rockies: Road America to Daytona, and Watkins Glen to Hallet OK.

The wife didn't know I was getting a different car, so she was surprised tonite, and we went for a low key top down cruise around our little one stop light town. Aproval

Wow, what a car, the ride, the power, sure it's a little heavy, but plenty of torque and brakes to overcome.

Look forward to a long love affair...

As I said, I've been lurking, so my gummi pflege (sp?) arrived a couple days ago, and yes, I know what a smart top is, and there is a small list of proposed mods, but the serious efforts will always be put into the competition car. SLK is positioned to be enjoyed, primarily top down. Though I may do a HPDE event yet this year.

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Sorry no other pics yet, too busy drooling over it, or driving it.

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