Date registered: Jul 2012
Vehicle: 1998 SL 500 sport
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New member with 1998 SL 500 Sport
Greetings. I'm a new member in New Jersey USA and, purchased a used 1998 SL 500 sport last November with 50K on it. Iíve been watching too much Top Gear on BBC America and, was inspired by an episode expounding the virtues of purchasing a used MB roadster. So, I jumped in with both feet!
After my purchase, I set about restoring a few missing and damaged items. First, was the missing passenger side tow eye cover. I searched on-line and, numerous nation-wide used parts sites. I can easily get the non-sport cover but, not for the SL 500 sport model. So, I went to my local MB dealership and discovered a replacement sport tow eye cover is $493. So, I made one out of PVC plastic trim and gutter mesh from Home Depot for under $50. I'll post the procedure and pictures shortly.