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I just got a new blue german canvas top for my 1984 500Sl. Great price $287 (aabestco.com) but it came as blue over black not blue over tan as my original. Also, it does not have the wire separating the rear window. I can exchange it but the tan underneath is $419. Has anyone installed one of these tops and if so are there any thoughts, complaints, etc.?
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Mike
 

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Sometimes, you get what you pay for. I hope you like black. I would also be concerned about fit. Some of these cheap tops aren't cut quite right -- you don't notice a thing until the wind starts howling through at about 50 mph. German canvas w/herringbone underside goes for $450.
 

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No, I don't like black. I am returning the top. The vendor should have specifically stated that this product only came in black. There was a note about specifying which color over tan or black. I chose blue over tan. It is German cloth and may be a good top but I will find something closer to original. Thanks for your thoughts.
Mike
 
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