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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, Convertible
Sep 28, 1999 (3:13 pm)
I am interested in purchasing one of these models
and am looking for advice on which models and years
are best in terms of reliability, performance and
Nov 03, 1999 (10:16 pm)
I have a 560sl that I would love to sell you. 18,500, Excellent condition White/Navy 2 tops 120K the air conditioning and heat are beter than my 300E. Jeng51051aol.com
Jan 14, 2000 (10:21 pm)
Way in the back of my brain, I swear I've seen a 2+2 configuration 450SL (not SLC - it was definately a convertible). Was I dreaming or was such a car ever made?
Jan 15, 2000 (8:02 pm)
The only 2+2 I was ever aware of was the SLC. I know that in the SL, that there was an optional jump seat for the small area behind the two front seats. This would allow one person to sit sideways. Perhaps this is what you are thinking of.
Jan 16, 2000 (11:21 pm)
Unless some crazyman chopped an SLC...people do weird things with welding torches these days, and an SLC, being near rock bottom in the Mercedes used car pricing, could be transformed into---well, not a valuable car, but at least one worth more than $5,000 on a good day.
All these older V-8 SLs are in great danger of extinction once the engines fail on them, since the rebuilt engine will cost more than the car is worth....not a good situation for survivability.
Feb 22, 2000 (5:23 pm)
I've got a good friend with a 77 450SL. The weatherstripping or gasket or whatchamacallit that goes between the ragtop and the frame is worn out and the car leaks like a sieve in the rain. I want to buy him a new one for his birthday so he can enjoy the car this summer.
What do you call this part, and where can I find one????? Thanks for the help.
I'll also check on the maintenance board and see if I can find info there, but thought this would be the place to start.
Feb 22, 2000 (11:18 pm)
Thanks so much! I'll take a look at them
Feb 26, 2000 (2:00 am)
thanks for the info. I'll give them a try as well. I think the locks are in good shape, just the weatherstripping is shot.
Feb 26, 2000 (2:03 am)
By the way, the www.germany-direct.com e-mail address didn't work for me. Came back as undeliverable. Haven't heard back from Bud's yet.