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Greetings from Athena Greece

Hi, my name is Charlie, living in Greece, owner of an A180cdi an S500 and since last month an Slk 350 that I purchased as a project car.
It is a 2005 benitoite blue, an interesting color, but in need of some attention to details.
I got it real cheap, it was stored for 5 years and until now I fixed the dreaded balance shaft, some bits ans pieces in the interior and trying to figure what goes wrong with the vario top (that sometimes does not open)
My intention is to spend as much time as I can working on the car myself as I recently had a major operation and I really have to stop being obsessed with a 24/7 "high revving" job, relax and live in a laid back mode.
So what is a problem to many owners (top not working, dents and swirls, speakers buzzing etc) is a task for me and I will try to sort it out by myself.
Up to now, I can say i am satisfied with the car and my progress on the repairs, and I hope that I will learn and contribute to this forum.
Be safe, and enjoy life.
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Welcome Aboard Charlie from Sunny Florida
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A big thanks to all of you for this warm welcome.
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Welcome from Canada Charlie
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