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Just Bought an '85 380SL

Hi, I just bought a 1985 380 SL sight unseen and drove it back from FL-an interesting 600 mile trip. I will be going onto the SL (107) forum to get some specific advice. The car is a real solid citizen, but predictibly has a few issues considering how I bought it and the price I paid. Most surprises so far have been pleasant, but some not so. (it has been sitting for nearly 4 years). First priority is to make it safe, which means brakes, and suspension work. It steers very loosly, which I do not ecpect from a sports cruiser. I have ordered a repair manual for starts, and will be picking brains on this forum. I am a child with a new toy, and I love to work on old cars, so I am a happy camper....
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Sat for 4 years then made a 600 mile trip back to SC, wow.

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yeah, I changed the oil, checked the fluids, made sure I had brakes, pumped up the tires, and hit the road. Did great.
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That is awesome. What color is it? If you ever post pics, PM me.

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