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General Information

Year
1999
Make
Mercedes-Benz
Model
SLK230 Kompressor
Color
black 040
Packages
AMG sport package
History
Bought this one from a friend, who wanted to scrap it. Invested 200 work hours and 5000 dollars in parts over 3 years. Drives like a dream now. No leaks. Has all options installed. Everything works, not a single missing part and nothing rattles or flakes...and I mean nothing! Came with all paperwork, manuals and 3 keys complete. Gave it to my wife for our wedding anniversary last year. She loves it.
1999 Mercedes-Benz R170

Modifications

Drivetrain
It came with a new head and and excellent compression on all four cylinders. Kompressor, Air pump, AC, Power steering and Waterpump were in top condition. Changed all fluids incl. engine oil, transmission, brake, cooling, final drive and Kompressor fluid. Removed rats nest and had to clean out 20 years of dirt from the engine compartment. Changed valve cover gasket, spark plugs, front crank seal, O2 sensors and most rubber hoses and plastic clips.
Interior
Red/Charcoal interior. Leather seats were still nice. Removed and fixed both door panels and exchanged all dashboard parts and center console for refurbished plastic parts from Holger in Florida. Installed new headliner, sport steering wheel and refurbished all 5 hydraulic roof cylinders.
Exterior
Changed grill for updated sportier version. New... used... perfect AMG front bumper for 400 dollars. Needed partial paint-job due to faded clear coat and some scratches in 2019
Audio
Kept the OEM BOSE system incl. CD-changer, since they worked fine with excellent sound, but swapped the head-unit against a refurbished Becker Audio 10 with aux-input.
Lighting
Swapped headlights for black Dual Halo Spider lights.
Exhaust
Added SL320 chrome tip
Suspension
Installed new OEM rear suspension and steering damper as well as 4 new shocks. After the 4-wheel alignment it drives like a smooth Go-cart.
Wheel and Tire
Came with some junky chrome mags and worn tires. Installed 8x18 JNC (BBS style) wheels with +34ET and perfect Centerbore and mounted 235/40ZR18 on all 4. Added 5 mil spacer ion front for tight fit without rubbing or fender problems.

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Pictures of the interior fully updated and refurbished!

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