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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG; 2000 SLK320
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Seems I've gone and done it. This afternoon put down a deposit on a 2005 '55 plate Obsidian Black 55 AMG with 68,000 miles on the clock. It looks and sounds absolutely beautiful and I think I got it for a very good price - and within 10 miles of my home. I collect it on Wednesday or Thursday of next week after valet and detailing and am very excited to say the least.

So it looks as though I will be driving it to my first ever SLKWorld breakfast meet at Cotswolds Airport on March 5th. Can't wait!!
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Great! Update this when you can

Vehicle: SLK 320 R170 Yr2000
 

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Next purchase:

1)clay bar kit and
2)black wax.

The only time mine is clean (obsidian black as well) is after a wash and before I dry it :surprise: It's a beeyotch to keep clean . AND I'm only talking about the dust.

Take a lesson from Jeff: wash and rinse daily :surprise: and it'll be the BEST looking girl out there :grin:
 

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Congrats, will keep an eye out for you ;-) My 55 is my first black car in 33yrs of driving, black is the best colour on a car, but yes as above, an absolute beeatch to keep clean. Washed mine today, have always loved looking after my cars, and get great joy washing, cleaning, waxing this one, I just love looking at it, I absolutely love it. And then I get to drive it, the noise, so addictive.

You'll not be sorry, maybe we could have a South Wales meet someday ;-)
 

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG; 2000 SLK320
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Next purchase:

1)clay bar kit and
2)black wax.

The only time mine is clean (obsidian black as well) is after a wash and before I dry it :surprise: It's a beeyotch to keep clean . AND I'm only talking about the dust.

Take a lesson from Jeff: wash and rinse daily :surprise: and it'll be the BEST looking girl out there :grin:
Yeah, I'm a sucker for punishment. I already have a BMW and a Toyota on my drive, both metallic black. The AMG is having a clay and wax treatment before I collect it. I'm not sure a daily wash and rinse fits in with my lifestyle - but you never know.

Jeff, I'll update my details when I actually get my hands on it. I still haven't quite got a grip on this yet. After a few weeks thinking and mulling over in my mind about looking for an AMG, this morning I actually decided to start to search for one. After a couple of hours scouring the internet (really expecting a few months searching and much travelling to view various cars) I found one from a small specialist outfit just 10 miles from my home. Within 2 hours I had inspected it, driven it and put down a deposit - it was exactly the right car for me. Roll on Wednesday :grin:
 

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And I don't wash daily...in fact, it has been months since I washed it.
I do detail daily though

Check my albums and sig block for mod ideas if you haven't :D
 

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG; 2000 SLK320
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Congrats, will keep an eye out for you ;-)..... ......You'll not be sorry, maybe we could have a South Wales meet someday ;-)
That could be good, where do you live? We could start the Black SLK55 AMG Club (South Wales Chapter).....just 2 members :biglaugh:
 

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That could be good, where do you live? We could start the Black SLK55 AMG Club (South Wales Chapter).....just 2 members :biglaugh:
A Black AMG Club for Nigels perhaps, now is that a coincidence lol Originally from Swansea Valley, but lived in Cardiff, Caerphilly and currently in a small village just north of Neath, by a waterfall ;-)
 

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG; 2000 SLK320
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A Black AMG Club for Nigels perhaps, now is that a coincidence lol Originally from Swansea Valley, but lived in Cardiff, Caerphilly and currently in a small village just north of Neath, by a waterfall ;-)
Now that really is a coincidence Nigel. You live in a lovely area. Me, I'm a Pontypridd boy living in Tonteg. I think my first ride out in the AMG when I get it will be around the Beacons and the A4059 but the roadworks on the A470 south of Storey Arms are a bit of a pain at the moment (10mph rolling convoy for a few miles when I went through on Monday and Thursday).
 

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Now that really is a coincidence Nigel. You live in a lovely area. Me, I'm a Pontypridd boy living in Tonteg. I think my first ride out in the AMG when I get it will be around the Beacons and the A4059 but the roadworks on the A470 south of Storey Arms are a bit of a pain at the moment (10mph rolling convoy for a few miles when I went through on Monday and Thursday).
Dont drink in the Farmers Arms do you? Got some good friends who live in Church Village lol
 

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I have been known to partake in the odd pint (or several) of Reverend James and a black beef curry there :smile:
 

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Welcome to the club.


If the 320 made you smile wait until the 55 demented grin kicks in.


And you will be entering February RoTM, of course?
Entries open on the first of Fed.


Did you get your datacard yet?
I guess you have as JB didn't mention it.
 

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And I don't wash daily...in fact, it has been months since I washed it.
I do detail daily though
You can't even see the dust as they all shiny black too! :grin:
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Congratulations. Look forward to seeing it at some of our meets, after all .... "everywhere is local in a 55" :D
 
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