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Post by V8 Power » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:22 pm

We took delivery of this little beauty yesterday.
It needs a wash already as you can see.
415bhp and 400ftlb of V8 power in a compact convertible. Has the rare magic sky roof which is a glass panel in the folding roof that goes from clear to dark tint at the touch of a button.
Totally immaculate. Full Mac service history and new discs, brake pads all round.
These, E89 35is and e90 m3’s are appreciating assets so good if you can jump on whilst going is good.
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Re: SLK55

Post by v-rex » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:30 pm

Interesting. A friend of mine was telling me E90 M3's were rising and were a good investment buy. He also mentioned the 996 turbo being a good choice as well.

Well done on the buy. I think I remember the Top Gear episode where Clarkson reviewed the SLK AMG and then i think bought one himself?

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Post by Dave2112 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:44 pm

Very nice indeed Graham. Bet you will have some fun in that :thumright:
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Post by CLOVERLEAF159 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:56 pm

Lovely car Graham. Enjoy.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:02 pm

Beautiful car Graham and bet Chris will enjoy driving the SLK55 :thumleft:
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Post by ChrisHolmes » Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:03 pm

Lovely car choice Graham. That’s bad news regarding the E90 M3s as I just sold mine!!
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Post by SprintRX8 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:57 am

Love these Merc’s.
That’s quite high spec as well.
Possibly because I spent nearly ten years working at the Dealership.

Nice plate THZ. THanZs.
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:53 am

Was expecting a Porsche but very nice all the same 8)
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Post by kopite72 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:59 am

That's a lovely car, have to say I'm a fan of the two seater drop top mercs, black is not for me but its still a beaut, best of luck with it :thumright:
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:16 am

The Roof Option you have on this car Graham was £3,500 approx when new :thumleft:

I almost bought a SLK200 AMG Line instead of the GT86 and was specing this option :shock:

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Post by V8 Power » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:18 am

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
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Was expecting a Porsche but very nice all the same 8)
Yes really liked the cayman but trying to find the right one at the right price was very difficult. Once Chris had seen the SLK she was smitten. The V8 is intoxicating. Still seems surreal in such a compact car.
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That's a lovely car, have to say I'm a fan of the two seater drop top mercs, black is not for me but its still a beaut, best of luck with it :thumright:
Black wasn’t our first choice as really liked the look of them in white. Red is also nice but absolutely not the brownie bronze or silver.
There are not many out there for sale so condition was really important to us. I think Mercs always look good in black and this one came up at the right price, mileage and spec so the deal was done. It is metallic so comes up nice when clean. Only downside of black is the various external trim pieces that are a contrast on white and red don’t show up on black.
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Love these Merc’s.
That’s quite high spec as well.
Possibly because I spent nearly ten years working at the Dealership.

Nice plate THZ. THanZs.
The magic sky roof is a nice touch but it wasn’t on our list of must haves. The one option we were looking for was the P030 option which includes an LSD (rather than just braking of spinning wheel) and different brakes/suspension. It was a £5k option when new and you don’t find many with it. All the ones we found were silver and other things let them down. There will no doubt be mods in the future inc a Quaiffe lsd etc
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Post by qwakers » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:14 am

Bit newer than dads :)
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Post by SprintRX8 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:47 am

Best colour.

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:54 am

My brother had the SLK350 6sp Manual in a special colour that cost an extra £2,000 :shock:

It was Blue, with Green and Black in the mix so depending what angle you looked at, it changed colour in the light :thumleft:

Wouldn't like to guess how much it would cost in the event of an accident in a respray :!:
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Post by casey » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:30 pm

Lovely car- nice find Graham :thumleft:

I'll bet it sounds ace too :D
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Post by MARKTHOMASBRAND » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:55 pm

Let's have a video to celebrate the new purchase :yeah:

* Video is from 2017 so prices not strictly relevant :money:



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Post by njkmr » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:18 pm

When I got mine the only option I really had to have was the airscarf blowing warm air on the neck which yours has. Really worth having for top down winter rides out.
The cylinder deactivation is also a real bonus as 500 miles to a tank full is achievable for those long tours.
Then there's the crackle / buzz on upshifts in sport mode which are very addictive....!
I'm sure you and the misses will be thrilled with it.
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Post by V8 Power » Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:09 pm

Yes, we are really looking forward to some nice road trips once all this has settled down.
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Post by V8 Power » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:30 am

MARKTHOMASBRAND wrote:
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Let's have a video to celebrate the new purchase :yeah:

* Video is from 2017 so prices not strictly relevant :money:



Good video apart from one very large mistake. The engine is not a bi-turbo or even any form of turbo.
It is a 5.5 V8 N/A
Good review though
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Post by V8 Power » Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:37 am

Interesting video about the M152 V8 that powers the SLK55
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Post by Honkytonk » Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:01 pm

Top little rocketship that, particularly for those not expecting it from a 'little SLK'.

Airscarf is one of those things that seems like a gimmick but is actually amazing when it comes to those crisp and sunny spring/winter days. Convertibles are made to be driven top down.
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