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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-18-2013, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Member Introduction/ Hello All

Hello All of you,

I am Mike Moore, from Alabama...I recently bought a "new" 2001 ML55 AMG. It has 116K on the clock, seems well taken care of. I look forward to getting advice from all of you.

I am a 55 year old car guy with some American Hot Rods...1968 Camaro w a 383 roller motor and a 1949 Studebaker on a one ton Dodge chassis w a Cummins Turbo, and a 63 Chevy II wagon w an LS1 engine.

I also own a 2001 SLK320 w AMG package.

I have had a 1994 Toyota Landcruiser for 15 years, and I am about to put it out to pasture...240K.

I bought the ML as a replacement for it, I hope it does me as proud as the Landcruiser.

Any comments or advice on either vehicle will be greatly appreciated.

Mike
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Welcome and enjoy. All AMG's are barn burners and a great joy to drive.
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I'd love to see some pics of your ML55 for sure.
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Just bought it

I just bought it on ebay. Wired the cash today, arranging shipping now.

Here is a link to the ended auction

Mercedes-Benz : M-Class 5dr AWD 5.5L in Mercedes-Benz | eBay Motors

Here is the SLK it had 48K when we got it now it has 62K



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Headlight upgrade for the ML55

I plan on doing a NOPI headlight upgrade on the ML55 to the custom with chrome background...has anyone done that?

I think it will look more modern...are they decent lights?

Thanks

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Awesome looking and great fun! Enjoy
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Looks like another case of AMG syndrome on that SLK.

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welcome and enjoy your car
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Looks like another case of AMG syndrome on that SLK.

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From what I understand in 2001 it was only a sport package...what say you experts?????

Inside the door where the tire and wheel size indicators are it gives two different sizes for them.

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From what I understand in 2001 it was only a sport package...what say you experts?????

Inside the door where the tire and wheel size indicators are it gives two different sizes for them.
The AMG package was an exterior styling package comprising bumper covers, rocker panels, muffler with chromed twin tailpipe, and 17" alloy rims. Not sure if the AMG badge was included.

This option package (codes 772 and 794) added around US$5,000 to the price of a new SLK320 back in 2001 (MSRP US$43,900 for the base model).
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