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Hello,

I’m new to your forum. A little about me, I have a 2006 SLK55 AMG in Mars Red. I’ve had since new. Actually, I leased the car originally but when the lease term came to its end, I decided to buy the car out. The lease was paid for by our company, so the buy out option wasn’t bad at all. I enjoyed this car so much I couldn’t part with it.
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area it has to be the Mercedes Benz capital of the world it seems, well maybe next to Los Angeles. I’ve seen several other SLK55s but never a red one like mine. I’ve seen red SLKs but not a another SLK55 in red.
The car this replaced was a 2001 Black SLK320 Sport, and the one before was a 1993 Black 300CE.
Other cars in the house hold. We have a 2010 ML450 Hybrid, yes a Hybrid(!) which replaced the 2005 Porsche Cayenne, and my 1965 Shelby GT350 undergoing restoration since 2005. It will be on the road by spring of 2011 to alternate occasionally with my SLK55 on a nice day. I’ll post pictures soon.

Howdy!

Cheers,
~Earl J.
 

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Welcome!

I started on a lease too and couldn't let go!
 

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Welcome from southern California.
 

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Welcome from Valrico, Florida!
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Welcome from Michigan....
 

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Great taste in cars my friend! Welcome!
Enjoyed driving through Berkeley on the way to Mare Island Navy Station when I was serving on exchange at NAS Moffett Field in the late 80's/early 90's. Still love the Bay Area.
 

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Thanks for the warm welcome! According to the requirements I need a total of 5 posts before I can post photos here. I have a number of tuning qustions and accessories questions as well, not to say my 55 isn't well appointed. My 55 is a driver. I don't baby it, but I don't beat it up either. It's driven with alot of "con brio" (sp?).

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~Earl
 

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Thanks for the offer. Southern Cal is nice, but I'm a born a raised Norcal guy at heart.

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~Earl
 

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Welcome from another Socal'er. Can't wait to see the pics of your SLK55 and your 65 Shelby :tu:
 
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