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Black, Red, and Shifty

About time I joined!
I've been lurking for weeks, since buying my 2000 SLK230. Love the forum.

I worked at Mercedes Benz dealers in the Parts Department for almost 10 years back in the early 2000s, so I'm even starting to remember some part numbers.

After admiring the R170 for years, I finally found my perfect example, Black with the Black and Red interior, M111, and the manual transmission. Only 82,000 miles, and mostly stored for the last 10 years.

I'm fixing a few odds and ends, bringing her back to 100%, and planning some road trips this Summer.

Appreciate all the great advice on the forum!
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts! The interior looks like the Designo C- opper color, it doesn’t look red to me. Are you sure the black exterior paint is original too?

You are welcome to join us for a SLK drive. We will be having 2 SLK drives in the next 2 months in the Bay Area. July’s event will start in San Ramon and end in San Leandro. August’s event will start in San Anselmo and end in Bodega Bay. I would need to get your email so you will be notified of future events. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD. Feel free to call or email me thank you.

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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 the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts! The interior looks like the Designo C- opper color, it doesn’t look red to me. Are you sure the black exterior paint is original too?
I think the red just looks a little washed out in the direct sunlight. I had the local dealer run me the data card before I purchased the car. It's definitely got an exterior paint code of 040. The interior code is 227 which I think is Scarlet Red for this vintage.


These red interiors have always spoken to me. Working at Mercedes dealers there was an endless stream of saddle, palomino, and black interiors (which are all just fine!) but these red interiors were a great reminder that Mercedes has always made great, eye-catching interiors. My favorite cars were always the classic MBs with interiors that looked like someone had just slaughtered an ox inside.

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You are welcome to join us for a SLK drive. We will be having 2 SLK drives in the next 2 months in the Bay Area. July’s event will start in San Ramon and end in San Leandro. August’s event will start in San Anselmo and end in Bodega Bay. I would need to get your email so you will be notified of future events. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD. Feel free to call or email me thank you.
I'll email you, thank you for the warm welcome and invite!
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I thought I submitted a reply to this, but perhaps I did something wrong because it didn't post, so let's try again!


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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts! The interior looks like the Designo C- opper color, it doesn’t look red to me. Are you sure the black exterior paint is original too?
I did have a dealer pull the data card before I purchased, and it does show 040 Black for Exterior and 227 Scarlet Red for the interior. I think the red just looks very washed out in the picture because it's outside in full sun.

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You are welcome to join us for a SLK drive. We will be having 2 SLK drives in the next 2 months in the Bay Area. July’s event will start in San Ramon and end in San Leandro. August’s event will start in San Anselmo and end in Bodega Bay. I would need to get your email so you will be notified of future events. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD. Feel free to call or email me thank you.
I've emailed you, thank you for the warm welcome and invitation!
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.

Black and red … good colour combo.


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