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Hi,

My name is Ken Taggart from Lancaster County, PA and I have just joined the forum. I am an engineer who has been involved in the auto industry for over 40 years. I was in research and development with the design of specialty tools used in maintenance and repair by OEMs and independents.

My "bucket list" car has been the SLK32 AMG since the first day I saw one. Now at age 68, I finally purchased one. Not a super clean example but in nice enough condition. Black with anthracite interior. It was previously owned by a "non-motor head" so is in need of a few repairs and lots of TLC. I will be asking lots of questions during the restoration process.

As a hobby (and part time business), I drive a Formula SuperVee in the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association. We race against the clock up paved mountain roads. I know, slightly crazy.:surprise:Check us out at Pennsyvlania Hillclimb Association | Pennsyvlania Hillclimb Association and, no, I have no intentions of racing the SLK.

The SLK32 did not disappoint. And, I have to say, my expectations were high. I have built and owned quite a few high performance cars (Cobra, V-8 powered Healy 100-4, etc.) but the SLK has proven to be the best all around street car I have owned. It gives nothing away in performance but is still luxurious. I moved up from an '08 MX5 (Miata) Special Edition.

I look forward to being a part of this group and hope all of you will be patient with me as I learn all of the intricacies of our favorite cars.

Thanks,
Ken
 

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Ken,

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada Ken :grin:

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