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Hello Members,
Thank you for having us 'on-board'.
My wife Wendy and I bought our 2006 (metallic silver) Mercedes SLK 350
in 2009. At the time, it had 28,000kms on the clock.
We really enjoying touring the east coast of Australia in our beautiful car,
along with our good friends in their various sports cars.
We appreciate the wisdom shared by your SLK World members.
Kind regards,
Graeme Akhurst
Retired School Principal
Wendy Akhurst
Retired Kindergarten Teacher
Keiraville, NSW

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,406 Posts
Hi Graeme & Wendy, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

Some great R171 info, including Owner’s/Maintenance/COMAND manuals, etc.:
Don’t forget to lube those seals:
Download your car’s brochure:
Mods you should think about doing to your SLK:
  • SmartTop: What is this SmartTOP all the members keep talking about?
  • Shorty antenna
  • LED license plate bulbs and parking lights
  • Chrome/stealth indicator bulbs (still flash orange, but removes the ‘fried egg’ look from your headlight housings)
  • OEM windscreen or Lighted/etched windscreen
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Thank you

Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
15,402 Posts
Hi Graeme and Wendy, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

Premium Member 2001 SLK32 AMG
622 Posts
Welcome you two.

Great to have people from 'the gong' with us!

I was lucky enough to spend a bit of time there (a week) when I was travelling in your amazing country. The east coast must be amazing with the top down.

Welcome to the fold, look forward to future collaborations!



Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
12,258 Posts
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
98,496 Posts
Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Thank you
Moderator/Founding Member/Ride of the Month Coordinator

Super Moderator 2006 SLK 280
11,323 Posts
Welcome to from Northern California

Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
14,296 Posts
Welcome from Canada Graeme and Wendy :grin:


Premium Member 2017 SLC200
3,015 Posts
Hi Graeme and Wendy, Welcome from Northamptonshire, England. :smile:

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
28,786 Posts
Hi Graeme and Wendy,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

This month's entries:

Regional threads for meets and local info:
Australia/New Zealand - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

There's a link to R171 diy in my signature below.
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