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I regret to inform you that i sold my 97 sl320 40th anniversary edition with 57k on it. I hated like hell to part ways with it, i had the thing in pristine mechanical and cosmetic shape, Thanks in part to this forum and the great helpful people on here. But I was offered a good price and was wanting to start a new project anyways. Plus the old guy who bought it already had a 93 500sl and i could tell he took good care of his stuff. heres some pics of my old girl i sure am gonna miss it :crybaby2:













Thanks again to the forum and everyone who helped me out :)
 

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Hope you don't get withdrawal symptons :crybaby2:
I know I did when I sold my first 2002 SL500 Silver Arrow. Broke my heart for 5 years. That's why I bought another one 3 months ago.

Good Luck with your new project!
 

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Sorry to hear that! What's your next project? Another 129 ?
 

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Sorry to hear that! What's your next project? Another 129 ?
I was looking for another 129 candidate but ending going old school with a 107 74 450sl . Its a little on the rough side right now but with some good old fashioned hard work she will be as good as new !



 

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That's right, I jabbed you on the 107 forum for stealing it! Can't go wrong with a 107. The 107 forum is way more active then the 129 forum. I have a 73, so I spend alt of time there too. I'll be watching your progress across the fence!
 

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i kinda like the headlights that are on it. Thanks for the suggestion though.
 

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Good luck with your new project...:thumbsup:
 

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The new project looks fun. I have been tossing around the idea of a 107 for a while, just need to build another garage first lol. Personally, I like the round headlights much better, it's just what I always remember a true 107 looking like. Good luck with the new one!
 

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Good luck with your new project...:thumbsup:
Thanks, i have a feeling im gonna need it :D

The new project looks fun. I have been tossing around the idea of a 107 for a while, just need to build another garage first lol. Personally, I like the round headlights much better, it's just what I always remember a true 107 looking like. Good luck with the new one!
Yeah space is at a premium around here, thats partially why the r129 had to hit the road, i couldn't see leaving it outside. I recently bought a huge temporary garage 50' x 24' i just havn't had the time to level the ground, have reclaim brought in and put it up.

If you do decide to get a r107 do a little more research then i did before hand. My 450sl has the 4.5l v8 with 115k on it and the timing chain guides and chain are a known issue with these motors. They need to be replaced every 100k and to do it properly the motor needs to be removed from the car :eek:. I'm gonna cheat and just do the upper gears, guides and chain but it still looks like a massive pain in the arse !! :crybaby2: none the less it should still be a fun car to revive, thanks for the support :)
 

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Yikes! Good to know, thanks. I have started perusing the 107 pages, just in case i get itchy haha.
 

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damn man sorry to see you go, I remember when you showed up here, your car needed alot of tlc and you have for sure turned it into one head turning machine. If you do get re-bitten by the R129 bug we will be here, and remember the early 129's can be picked up on the CHEAP :D

Have a good one man,

Mike
 
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