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Earlier inspiration leading up to your SLK.

Was there a certain kind of car that drew you to Mercedes-Benz and inevitably the SLK? My mom is a huge Richard Gere fan and couldn't get anyone to see American Gigolo at the movie theater when it first came out in 1980. I reluctantly went with her. The movie opens with Julian, Gere's character, driving a brand new black Mercedes-Benz R107 SL throughout Southern California. I fell in love with the car instantly and knew one day I was going to get a black Mercedes-Benz convertible. Sometimes dreams really do come true!
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Without Blondie's "Call Me" in the soundtrack, it would have been a forgetable scene. The pairing is superb and I can't help hearing the tune as I drive along a shoreline even though I no longer have the recording.

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V8 Noise.......simples

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For me it was a long test drive in a Tesla Roadster. Fabulous, but not worth $140,000. I went in search of a more economical alternative and the '06 55 AMG was the closest I could find.
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My boss had a red SL420 about 25 years or so ago. He would toss me his keys all the time, even when we would go somewhere together.

He told me that I looked better driving HIS car than driving my Jaguar XJ6!
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A coworker bought a SLK 280, So I started saving & 2 years later I bought a SLK230. A short time later an employer mentioned that me & my coworker were making to much money. I said we should be handling your money.
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My wife's mom had a Oldsmobile convertible during her (wife's) teen years. That's where she got the bug. For her 50th birthday, I wanted to get her a nice car. I always liked the Audi TT coupe, and thought the Audi TT convertible would be a good choice. I drove one and wasn't impressed. I stopped by the local Mercedes dealer in 2005, and saw a new R171 SLK 350 Launch Edition on display. I was blown away, perfect car. Took zero effort to convince her. I enjoyed her SLK so much, I got one. I sold mine two years ago. Almost eight years later, she won't part with hers.
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I started by looking for something to tinker with...started out being a Volvo 1800, then old BMWs...then the 107s...almost bought a 380SL.. Then the SLK!
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If I'm honest, it was the wife who was looking for another car, and she fancied the SLK...

We were in the dealership, and the salesguy was going through the range, and he asked me what I drove (a 3.0 GTV at the time...) and what my next car was going to be (I was considering a 911) - he 'suggested' I take a look at the SLK55 as it would blow the doors of a Carrera 4.....

The rest is history

(PS - the wife ended up with a Golf convertable.... her choice!!)

Cheers
Sean

PS – check out https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...bit-chase.html for info on the possible East Midlands ‘Rabbit Chase”


Mods so far...
Airscarf Retro-fit https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/27470-project-airscarf-starts-here.html
Alpine double-din touchscreen head unit with Bluetooth, Nav, DVD, reverse camera and iPod with a ‘Small’ sub in the boot
Mercedes Genuine rear Windscreen
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32951-new-windscreen-one-back.html
Display& steering wheel integration for the head unit.
Digital Climate control panel, Sun sensor and Pollution sensor fully working
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/30240-climatronic-retrofit-digital-climate-control.html
Hat-shelf mounted solar charging panel
Rain Sensor for Auto-wipe retrofit
Various coding changes to the Instrument cluster – see below
AMG Aluminium gear change paddles instead of the buttons
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31587-amg-aluminuum-gear-change-paddle-retrofit.html
Facelift SLK Antenna https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32272-facelift-antenna-tick-otherwise-known-two-minute-mod.html
Harman Kardon speaker upgrade – All 11 !!
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31530-hk-speaker-upgrade.html
Custom dimming LED DRL’s https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32992-looking-drls.html
LED’s… in various places…[x] - Map…[x] – Dome…l [x] – Number plate…[x] –Side…[x] – Puddle https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33120-leds-were-all.html
Full blown TPMS…
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33263-tpms-retrofit-its-started.html
Auto Dimming rearview mirror with integrated GPS Speed Camera detector BEHIND the glass….
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/35096-my-solution-dimming-interior-mirror-look-away-if-you-dont-want-see-things-getting-cut-up.html
Power Folding mirrors… https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33942-folding-mirrors-making-start.html
Designo style Alcantara head lining / A Pillars and various other bits….
Johns 3rd brake light gizmo
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/15456-johns-3rd-brake-light-adapter.html

Mods in progress
Parktronic retrofit – nearly all the bits are here….. Just need the main loom now….
…soon this section will be empty …!

Mods on the wish list
Maybe a Smarttop....
Illuminated Sills – I have a cunning plan…

Coding Mods… https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/31073-my-adventrures-star-diag.html
[x] - Enable those pesky phone buttons on the steering wheel - FINALLY DONE - WOOHOO
[x] - Enable Auto-wipe – done
[x] - Add temperature display to the lower MFD - done
[x] - Enable tyre pressure Loss Warning - done

[x] - Enabled Folding mirrors – done
[x] - Enable Gallons Remaining in the MFD – done
[x] - Enable Cornering Fogs - done

[x] - Enable both rear fogs - done
[x] - Enable Alarm 'chirping' – done
[x] - Enable TPMS display in the upper MFD – done
[ ] - Enable Highline TPMS – proving tricky!!, but we have some great brains on the case….
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SLK all the way!!!

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If I'm honest, it was the wife who was looking for another car, and she fancied the SLK...

We were in the dealership, and the salesguy was going through the range, and he asked me what I drove (a 3.0 GTV at the time...) and what my next car was going to be (I was considering a 911) - he 'suggested' I take a look at the SLK55 as it would blow the doors of a Carrera 4.....

The rest is history

(PS - the wife ended up with a Golf convertable.... her choice!!)

Cheers
Sean

PS – check out https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...bit-chase.html for info on the possible East Midlands ‘Rabbit Chase”


Mods so far...
Airscarf Retro-fit https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/27470-project-airscarf-starts-here.html
Alpine double-din touchscreen head unit with Bluetooth, Nav, DVD, reverse camera and iPod with a ‘Small’ sub in the boot
Mercedes Genuine rear Windscreen
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32951-new-windscreen-one-back.html
Display& steering wheel integration for the head unit.
Digital Climate control panel, Sun sensor and Pollution sensor fully working
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/30240-climatronic-retrofit-digital-climate-control.html
Hat-shelf mounted solar charging panel
Rain Sensor for Auto-wipe retrofit
Various coding changes to the Instrument cluster – see below
AMG Aluminium gear change paddles instead of the buttons
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31587-amg-aluminuum-gear-change-paddle-retrofit.html
Facelift SLK Antenna https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32272-facelift-antenna-tick-otherwise-known-two-minute-mod.html
Harman Kardon speaker upgrade – All 11 !!
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/31530-hk-speaker-upgrade.htmlCustom dimming LED DRL’s https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/32992-looking-drls.htmlLED’s… in various places…[x] - Map…[x] – Dome…l [x] – Number plate…[x] –Side…[x] – Puddle https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33120-leds-were-all.html
Full blown TPMS…
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33263-tpms-retrofit-its-started.html
Auto Dimming rearview mirror with integrated GPS Speed Camera detector BEHIND the glass….
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/35096-my-solution-dimming-interior-mirror-look-away-if-you-dont-want-see-things-getting-cut-up.htmlPower Folding mirrors… https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/33942-folding-mirrors-making-start.html
Designo style Alcantara head lining / A Pillars and various other bits….
Johns 3rd brake light gizmo
https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/15456-johns-3rd-brake-light-adapter.html

Mods in progress
Parktronic retrofit – nearly all the bits are here….. Just need the main loom now….
…soon this section will be empty …!

Mods on the wish list
Maybe a Smarttop....
Illuminated Sills – I have a cunning plan…

Coding Mods… https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/31073-my-adventrures-star-diag.html
[x] - Enable those pesky phone buttons on the steering wheel - FINALLY DONE - WOOHOO
[x] - Enable Auto-wipe – done
[x] - Add temperature display to the lower MFD - done
[x] - Enable tyre pressure Loss Warning - done

[x] - Enabled Folding mirrors – done
[x] - Enable Gallons Remaining in the MFD – done
[x] - Enable Cornering Fogs - done

[x] - Enable both rear fogs - done
[x] - Enable Alarm 'chirping' – done
[x] - Enable TPMS display in the upper MFD – done
[ ] - Enable Highline TPMS – proving tricky!!, but we have some great brains on the case….
I've owned a Porsche. The SLK is much better in my opinion!!!
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