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Bought my 1991 sl 500 toy

I really wanted a 1998-2001 SL 500 (with Bose, etc) but after loosing bids for 6 months to other buyers - I bit the bullet and settled for a 1991 that was in super clean condition.

So now I have my toy for weekends and topless driving.

Anything I should check on this 19 year old car? Hoses? Rubber gaskets?

Drives fine and will have pictures soon
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Congrats and welcome to the site.Its good to meet you.Enjoy and do share if you require anything.
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Thanks Jackson. Had it thoroughly checked by German auto mechanic here in Charlotte ($45.00).
He found only one issue that needs immediate attention: Engine Motor mounts - which are hydraulic.

My next business check I will tend to this - $600.00 is much less than what I was bracing for! He said it was in very good condition otherwise and I can drive it distances.

I did notice just today - - ABS light goes went on twice while driving -then disappeared.
I know the ABS also controls anti-slip/traction (primitive form) in that car.

I'll keep an eye on that - but that's it.

Confident enough to be dangerous
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