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Hmm do not know what to think of this one

Sure is different.



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Looks like pterodactyl excrement. Should wash off and buff out.
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At first glance I thought he had wrapped the bonnet (hood) and then painted over it, so easy to remove before resale, but looking closer at the bird's head, it looks like it's there to stay.
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Looks like it's air-brushed over CARBON FIBRE


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Looks like it's air-brushed over CARBON FIBRE
No its a standard bonnet with poss vinyl print on bonnet or been sprayed .
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With that black pattern? Interesting that Thanks for correction.


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With that black pattern? Interesting that Thanks for correction.
If you look closely it says airbrush artwork on binnet .
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If you look closely it says airbrush artwork on binnet .
I did but thought it just referred to the 'thunder chicken', not the black background. Tis of no consequence, love the yellow but the rest......not so much.
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I did but thought it just referred to the 'thunder chicken', not the black background. Tis of no consequence, love the yellow but the rest......not so much.
That was my thought; a euro version of the Trans Am "Thunder Chicken"! But I have to politely disagree on the yellow. That has to go!
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That's quite a bit of moola to spend on the bonnet/hood of an r170...

If yellow was the original colouring too...

Each to their own I suppose.
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Fine if you like it and own the car.


Not so good when you're looking to sell.
Yellow is a good colour too.
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not easy to improve on the original..
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The only way I would buy that car is if the owner removed the graphics before I paid for it. And the cost of removal came out of his pocket not a surcharge on top of auction price.
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Oh my, that's probably the most atrocious thing I've seen all year.

To be honest, if I had the garage space to spare, I'd buy it myself and give it a proper respray to restore it to what an SLK should rightfully be. I do have everything needed, as well as a background in auto body, so it wouldn't be too difficult. The starting price isn't bad either for a decent R170, and I do love a project.

What do you think? Should we all chip in a few $ each to buy it and respray it... call it an SLKWorld Forum group project and restore it to it's former glory? I'm sorry, but it's too horrible to allow it to exist in that state any longer
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Oh my, that's probably the most atrocious thing I've seen all year.

To be honest, if I had the garage space to spare, I'd buy it myself and give it a proper respray to restore it to what an SLK should rightfully be. I do have everything needed, as well as a background in auto body, so it wouldn't be too difficult. The starting price isn't bad either for a decent R170, and I do love a project.

What do you think? Should we all chip in a few $ each to buy it and respray it... call it an SLKWorld Forum group project and restore it to it's former glory? I'm sorry, but it's too horrible to allow it to exist in that state any longer
What is it with chrome plated / finished alloy wheels ??

If you turned up with them on you would be laughed at in the uk .
Is it a usa thing more so still ?
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What is it with chrome plated / finished alloy wheels ??

If you turned up with them on you would be laughed at in the uk .
Is it a usa thing more so still ?
It's a bling thing. It's not limited to N.A.

This one (although a wrap) is in India---and a Lambo to boot:


And then there's this beauty:


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