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New to this forum but a Mercedes man for years. Bought an 85, 380SL this past winter and just love driving it top down. Wife and I went on the Dragon (Tennessee)
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last weekend and turned a lot of heads.
I have learned so much already from you guys about this car, thanks for this place. Awaiting a monovalve rebuild kit from Russia (3 months) Maybe I'll have heat come winter. Other than the clock not working this is a great ride. Had a new top put on last month. Could use repainting, but I can't see spending half the price of the car again to do it. Any help or tips is always appreciated.
 

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1983 380SL, ivory/dk brown, 46k miles, dual roller timing chain. 1986 560SL, red/white, 190K mile.
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Nice. I like the German license plate. I put them on both my 380SL and 560SL.
Regarding painting, I like to see a little "patina" on a cleaned and polished car. I am in the "save the original paint and impeccably clean car" club.
 

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Monovalve rebuild kit from Russia was junk. Went with the BMW valve. Works great. Having the car detailed and ceramic coated. I'm with you, "save the original paint." That license plate says it all.
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
-----'83 280 SL----- 5 speed....The PIG
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Came down from Toronto to drive the TAIL in my 83 280SL.....2010.
 

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Time to come down again, I'm about 35 minutes away and love driving the 380 there and the Foot Hills Parkway in both directions. Nothing like it with the top down.
 

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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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Time to come down again, I'm about 35 minutes away and love driving the 380 there and the Foot Hills Parkway in both directions. Nothing like it with the top down.
Not a fucking chance right now, lol.
No COVID and a different President....maybe.
 

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I resend my invitation, just stay there with Trudeau and the rest of your "One World" liberal friends. Trump is the best President our country has had in my life time, and I go back to Truman.
 

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Tut tut. Politics has no place on this forum.Comparisons between various politicians is a waste of time - they're all a bunch of jackasses. Their jackassery varies according to the views of the beholder and there might, just possibly, be a few exceptions, though none come immediately to mind.
 

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Fresh, you are correct, "Views are of the beholder;" but that doesn't give some foul mouth pig the right to attack someone or something he obviously knows nothing about. People should keep their opinions to themselves unless asked for.
 

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I resend my invitation, just stay there with Trudeau and the rest of your "One World" liberal friends. Trump is the best President our country has had in my life time, and I go back to Truman.
It looks like us guys who remember old "Give 'em hell Harry" and the "I like Ike Buttons" have a very different point of view than some of our younger friends. That's what makes it a horse race.
Politics aside... I'm just happy to be anywhere there are 107 owners willing to help other 107 owners. (y)
 

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but that doesn't give some foul mouth pig the right to attack someone or something he obviously knows nothing about.
LOL.
 
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