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#1 Old 10-29-2016
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best wishes to all

Family has 2001 slk 230 with 18,000 miles; 2006 slk 350 with 20,000. We buy used with few miles, then use the cars year round. Recently retired a 1999 slk 230 with 165,000+ miles; was hit in a 2003 slk 230 back in January (other driver lost control, crossed center line, slk [115,000 miles] was a total loss). I walked away mostly unharmed.

I had a 190 SL when I was 18 which I bought for $300; sold for $600 (a real rust bucket).

I guess I can't seem to get away from the slk-type cars. Must be that visit to the Mercedes dealership on 5th avenue in New York in 1964 (the year of the NY World's Fair), and the time taken by the gentleman who introduced me to the "new" Mercedes 230 SL with the pagoda roof. I can still picture it, sitting on the showroom floor, bathed in sunlight. I think the sticker price was around $6,400 ...

Sorry for the long introduction. I guess I'm starting down the long last path of reminiscences.
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Must be that visit to the Mercedes dealership on 5th avenue in New York in 1964 (the year of the NY World's Fair), and the time taken by the gentleman who introduced me to the "new" Mercedes 230 SL with the pagoda roof. I can still picture it . . ..

Wow ! What a day that must have been, leaving you with an indelible memory I've often thought . . . What would it be like if you could go back in time and re-live a few days of your life, I bet for you, this wuld likely be one of them

Welcome from sunny Avondale, AZ to the SLK World Forum. Many, many wonderful people are among this group to offer their years of experience and knowledge to assist you with any aspect of your SLK
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