Mercedes-Benz Forum banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
2000 SL500 Magma Red Java 2006 Black SL500 2008 White CLK 350
Joined
·
240 Posts
Discussion Starter #1

·
Premium Member
1989 560sec 6.0L AMG & Renntech
Joined
·
2,355 Posts
Beautiful! If only it was a 600.... I'm assuming the harnesses haven't been replaced?
 

·
Registered
94 SL600, 89 Jag XJS conv, 85 Daimler Princess, 97 993 63 Avanti 16 Lincoln MKZ hybrid 16 Silverado
Joined
·
720 Posts
I have seen R 129's for less money in the corral at big auctions. ( Mecum, Jackson Barrett et al. )
IMHO the report from the repair shop is interesting but unless documented is just "dealer" talk.
I have fallen often and enjoyed almost every "affair" so I understand the energy!
Good luck with your hunt.
 

·
Moderator
SL55, 300SE, GL450, Daytona 955i
Joined
·
10,293 Posts
looking good,

small non essential bits and pieces here and there suggest a well maintained car... hood pad, speedo... etc

once you get it, redo the interior leather; new seats and steering wheel, and you will have a car that will smell and feel brand new...
 

·
Registered
2000 Obsidian Black Metallic Mercedes SL 320 V6
Joined
·
4,527 Posts
Is it just me or the color of the center armrest cover seems different from the rest of the car?

Cheers.
 

·
Registered
1993 600SL, 1973 450 SL,1982 380SL,1998 SLK 230, 1968 Firebird, 2001 Dodge Ram 4x4,2005 Ford Escape
Joined
·
5,247 Posts
Looks like a very nice car. Probably still worth a pre purchase inspection. There are tons of systems on these cars that can be expensive. Priced at the high end of retail, but if you like it, whats a couple of grand ? If you end up with a rough example, 2 grand won't renew much. Stick with a nice example to start with, then polish the rough edges. Good luck :thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
2001 SL500 / 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 HO CTD / 2010 Subaru Outback
Joined
·
313 Posts
Step 1 : Remove "Wholesale Autos" sticker ... :eek:
 

·
Registered
2000 SL500 Magma Red Java 2006 Black SL500 2008 White CLK 350
Joined
·
240 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
The dealer that it was at, was a friend of the owner. He was trying to sell it for him off of his lot.

He has since moved back to PA for the summer and had the car trucked up here. I did buy it from him today. The car is really nice...not perfect, but a very nice example.

There are a few marks here and there that I'll deal with in the spring. The seats will get done at that time also.

I found out that there are 2 more hydraulic cylinders that require replacement. One is leaking and without adding fluid the top won't function. I'll have that done shortly.

This is a huge improvement for me over my 88 560SL. This car just feels much more solid and stable.
 

·
Registered
1993 600SL, 1973 450 SL,1982 380SL,1998 SLK 230, 1968 Firebird, 2001 Dodge Ram 4x4,2005 Ford Escape
Joined
·
5,247 Posts
Make sure you send those cylinder to Klaus @ Top Hydraulics. If you go to a dealer , call me for the number of the rape crisis clinic :D
 

·
Premium Member
2012 E350 CGI Avant Garde Sport
Joined
·
1,931 Posts
.

This is a huge improvement for me over my 88 560SL. This car just feels much more solid and stable.[/QUOTE]


Don't get me wrong, I love my R129 500SL but I really do miss my 560SL
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top