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#1 Old 01-01-2017
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Thanks for being here

Greetings all! Thanks so much for having this friendly and knowledge packed forum here for me to join. I don't own an SLK yet, but I'm strongly considering acquiring a nice R170 SLK 230 kompressor with Manual as the basis for a new project. This would be my first SLK but not my first Mercedes. As a little background, my first MB was a 72 220D that fell into my hands 15 years ago. It turned out to be such a great little car I went on to buy a dozen more MB diesels, W123s, 124s and 126s. When I needed a new Truck I discovered Unimogs and ended up with four of those. My favorite was my U416 Doka. Currently I'm down to one car, a 2000 S500. I also have a clone MB Star Das computer and interface. I haven't had a lot of reason to use it yet but the few times I have it has been darn handy to have. I look forward to learning enough to be a valuable contributor. I'll do my best not to offend anyone with my somewhat sacrilegious ideas.
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

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Welcome from Phoenix AZ.

A W114/115 and 123 Owner and owing a Doka is a friend of mine. I owned plenty of W110/111 114/115 and 123 myself back in the days those cars have been real Mercedes.
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

You may well know this stuff, but just in case...

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

I might know someone here in California who has the exact same SLK 230 with manual transmission & low mileage and they may be selling it soon. Send me an email it's in my signature below.

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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 Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum.


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