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I found an 300 SL in a condition I would like and the price near what I would consider BUT it has blue interior including the steering wheel would you buy that car? It Silver on blue with 100,000 Km.

Another question is does it have the 5 speed gearbox?
 

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I personally would consider any interior color except black. Besides I used to have a Toyota Vista with blue interior, it actually worked quite well.
 

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Silver on blue is a classic combination (think 300SLR) and blue interiors undoubtedly will return to fashion just like white exteriors. I recently viewed a silver on blue SLR and it looked great.

Easiest way to tell whether it has the 5speeder is to look at the gearshift gate: if it reads P-R-N-D-4-3-2-1 it has 5speeds; if it reads P-R-N-D-3-2-1 it only has four. Second easiest way is to drive it: cars with the 5speed box have... 5 forward gears.
 

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I've read reports saying the blue & red interiours are sensitive to sunlight.
It tends to get sticky & IMHO it makes the car look like a toy...
 

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I was in a 1992 300SL recently with blue interior, and although the car was in mint condition, the blue looks quite dated and dull. But that's just my opinion. The seats had faded compared to the rest of the interior and it just wasn't 100%
 

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ErikFinn said:
eBay: Mercedes Benz SL 500 V 8 W129 (Artikel 120113323601 endet 05.05.07 14:59:00 MESZ)

I have no connection with the seller, car, shop, etc, etc...

It's not original MB, but check out the blue... :-D
That's about the blue I saw, I was worried it will look dull and dated! In fact i tought I had not seen blue interiors for quite some time!

I thought black on silver looks better. The car has the AMG body kit and rim, It looks fantastic on the out side minus the blue interior. The blue top looks great.

Is the gearbox a five speeder or four speeder?
 

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I had a 95 SL320 which was black with a tan int. Looked good inside, except for the woodwork around the seat controls on the doors. I now have a 99 SL500 Sport with a black int. The drivers seat is getting a little wrinkled, but still looks great!

A garage to park your car in might make all the difference in the world. My car is inside:thumbsup: . Keep that in mind, but some good leather cleaner and get your car!!!
 
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