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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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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Hi Mac,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

A quick heads up...
If you update your details for vehicle/location it helps when you later post questions.

The site is wordwide, so you are more likely to get relevant answers with those details filled in.

There are two links in my signature that you may find of use.

DIY for R170 and DIY for R171.

Thanks for the great intro.
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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The big guy @jbanks15 is busy at present, so on his behalf:

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

First please update your location and vehicle (Put Looking!)(year?: 1996-2017, model?: 32, 200, 230, 250, 280, 300,320,350,55) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t. This takes about 30 seconds to do.
Follow exactly to update: ‘Usercp’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘location’ and ‘vehicle’. Info in your garage does not update your profile.



mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

Your brochure:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249


Free Gift!: Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern California
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Welcome from Northamptonshire, England. :smile:
 

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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 :smile:

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 :smile:
 

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Hi mac, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

First please update your profile with your location and vehicle year and model (e.g. "2001 SLK 230 and 2006 SLK 350"), if you haven’t already done so, as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information.
Follow this to update: ‘User CP’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘location’ and ‘vehicle’ (and then click ‘SAVE CHANGES’ button at the bottom of the page). Info in your garage does not update your profile.


Thank you
Dave
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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.
 
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