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Best options to buy MB parts

I have a 1985 380SL that needs some TLC. I need to purchase many parts, both interior,exterior, and mechanical to restore it.
What are best options for replacement parts? Trusted list vendors? Ebay?
Online stores? I would like to buy from a source that can advise my on options such as oem, remanufactured, used, and that stand behind what they sell.
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Avoid ebay; prices there are too high.
parts.com and Autohausz are my favorites.

Don't spend too much; a R129 can be bought for very little these days and the 380SL is a real dog compared to the newer models (or even the 560SL)

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Buy one in better condition.
It'll be cheaper in the long run.
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Autohausaz and peach parts are where I get my parts from.

Some others are Mercedes source and **********.com.


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Check the Supporting Vendors section. They make this site possible and deserve some support.

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Check the Supporting Vendors section. They make this site possible and deserve some support.
Where is the this section on the website?
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Scroll down the main forum page or click here: Supporting Vendors - Benzworld.org - Mercedes-Benz Discussion Forum

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Also, it depends on your location.
I am in Canada and a lot of MB online stores do not ship to Canada. Even in the dealerships, MB parts in Canada are consistently more expensive then US dealerships.

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