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The car actually belongs to my wife... we fell into SLK ownership while we were living in Hong Kong and I mentioned to my wife that we could bring 2 cars back to Australia at the end of my posting. She immediately decided she wanted an SLK, while I decided I wanted a Chang Jiang sidecar outfit... no guesses who won that one!

The car itself was delivered in London and immediately exported to Hong Kong - most likely the annual bonus of an ex-pat banker. We purchased it in 2011, from the third owner - it still looked almost perfect having only driven 73,000km, mechanically it proved to be very second-hand. We have since spent more than the purchase price on mechanical repairs - everything from the suspension to engine to hydraulics - mostly done by a series of semi-tame mechanics, apart from the initial engine repair by the MB main dealer in HK.

We have a few after-market parts on the car - LED tail-lights (the brake light holders had melted from excess heat on the original lights), headlights (originals were long gone when we purchased the car) and grille.

I am in the process of replacing the interior plastics as the originals are extremely brittle and falling apart - have everything I need now - just need to get the glove box painted in the correct colour - the only RHD one available in the world last year was red, and our car has a tan interior!

The car is great fun to drive, and now that the major mechanical defects have been fixed, should serve us well for some years to come...
 

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Welcome from central Florida, USA!
 

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Hi and welcome to SLK World from Southern England.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Andy. Welcome to the Forum from sunny Brisbane. Looks like you've had your hands full with the Reno of your 170. Try this mob in Melbourne for your paint tautflex benz not too sure if they will have your colour and I haven't tried them myself but they advertise themselves as paint specialists. Good luck. :)
 

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Hi, welcome from the North of Scotland. :smile:
 

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Thanks for the tip Phil... I'll give them a call if I can't find anyone in Canberra willing to do the job for a reasonable price.
 
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