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OT - any Mercedes 560SL owners?

PostPost by: SENC » Wed Nov 23, 2022 5:48 pm

Got offered a deal I couldn't turn down recently, and now own a 1988 Mercedes 560SL. Definitely no lightness added to these vehicles, but a nice car nonetheless.

As with all 30+ yo cars it will need some service and TLC - I'm finding some good support at benzworld.org, but nothing like we have here for our little Lotus!

So, this is first and foremost a post of thanks for this great community that readily shares ideas, advice, and even parts.

Secondly, if there are any other 560SL owners among the group, perhaps we cam share notes and tips as I learn how to maintain my new car.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Nov 23, 2022 6:38 pm

"Add heftyness...." :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:01 pm

pharriso wrote:"Add heftyness...." :lol: :lol: :lol:

Perhaps I'll name it Chunky! :lol:
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Wed Nov 23, 2022 7:36 pm

I have a few Benz, 1963 Fintail 190D 3 on the tree, all original.

1973 450SLC very nice and original too (garage kept since new!), with the dipstick on front, D-Jet which compliments my old Volvo 242.

1988 AMG Hammer 300CE, monoblocs, big brakes etc

2000 CL 500 early transmission, side curtain air-bags. Lorinser with 2 piece wheels & F1 package.

Not light weight, but amazing cars. The 88 is my fav, highly engineered.

I think you will find benzworld one of the best sources on the net. But, most of the old-timers are into the earlier cars.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:39 pm

Born, and brought home from the hospital (no seat belt (wtf)) in a baby!
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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Nov 26, 2022 1:56 pm

Enjoyed that, thanks for sharing!
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