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You want what you want. But, to be practical A 123 is your best bet for a kid learning to drive at least you know the car is solid and your kid wont be in a body bag.

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^^^ Nice (your pics)

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Thanks Yos, I'm still waiting for my 77 280 to get done . it's a bit scary at the moment. All has been rebuilt. John just has to address rust issues now.I am thinking 80's SL-img_2963.jpg

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I am thinking 80's SL-img_2966.jpgStill searching for seat material inserts it;s been a year and no luck yet.

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Z, you must have a hell of a wagon. My '81 300TD is nowhere compared to the mighty 560SL.
Slightly modified--has R129 brakes and suspension bits, too. But STILL, it's a freakin' diesel stationwagon, ffs!
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Still searching for seat material inserts it;s been a year and no luck yet.
Contact John at German Auto Tops and see if he can help with the seat material. VARUZHAN OGANESYAN [gat87@yahoo.com]. He is a good guy. He does incredible seat re-upholstery.

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The 280SL [especially the Euro] has an great sound and drives very well. Try to find the 4 speed also. I have been told that the later models [guessing post 86ish] have different seats that are not as comfortable for tall guys.

My 80 is just right.
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I am leaning towards buying an 80's SL 380, 560 all will do but I will have to vacate the garage (since the other half is full of tools and workbenches) by selling my beloved Rx7. Do you think this will be a smart move?
I suggest you try to locate a locally owned Lapis Blue '81 380 with the double row conversion already done. Ignore any rust issues. They'll buff right out. If you're really fortunate, you'll find one with plenty of dog hair clinging to the interior.

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I suggest you try to locate a locally owned Lapis Blue '81 380 with the double row conversion already done. Ignore any rust issues. They'll buff right out. If you're really fortunate, you'll find one with plenty of dog hair clinging to the interior.


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