My friend Dave just bought....

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  1. Abb

    Abb MB Enthusiast

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    My friend Dave just bought a SL 55 AMG. He had been looking for quite a while and I gad mentioned I would keep an eye out on here and the other side for a nice one within his budget. All seemed well until I have today received an email to say he's bought one, pure impulse buy. I hope for his sake it's not a costly mistake!
    Anyway, he collects on Saturday and here it is:

    http://www.riverside-cars.co.uk/used-cars/mercedes-benz-sl-class-middlesbrough-201408276912547

    Would Anyone be so kind to put up the datacard/build sheet for the car.

    Many thanks

    Abb
     
  2. John

    John Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks nice.

    Good luck with it, er I mean good luck to your mate Dave...

    :D
     
  3. Tan

    Tan MB Enthusiast

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    Seeing the suspension jacked up so high in the photos, would ring alarm bells for me.
     
  4. SPX

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    It's amazing how many forum members have a mate called Dave...

    I'm pretty certain you'll need the VIN before someone can check the Data card.
     
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    Abb

    Abb MB Enthusiast

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    Actually thought that myself too! : D when I get back onshore will post up the pics of the SL and CLS together....not leaving out my mate Dave!

    @ Tan, never had a close look at the pics, but now you mention it
     
  6. Red C220

    Red C220 MB Enthusiast

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    I have a dog called Dave.

    He doesn't like SL's though, no room in the back you see.
     
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    Agree with Tan.

    Whenever I see something with air suspension or ABC up on stilts , it makes me nervous.

    Especially if me or my friend Dave is about to part with readies for it lol
     
  8. bob6600

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    Datacard
    Identification number: WDB2304742F078732 8
    Chassis

    Sales designation: SL 55 AMG
    Order number: 0 4 537 88077
    Delivery date: 17 02 2004
    Paint code 1: 197U OBSIDIAN BLACK
    Equipment: 281A LEATHER - BLACK/ANTHRACITE
    Engine no.: 113992 60 027489
    Transmission: 722643 05 122419
    SA code
    197U OBSIDIAN BLACK
    205B OWNERS MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORD - ENGLISH
    220 PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)
    221B SIGN COOLANT/REFUELING - ENGLISH
    250B MOBILO LIFE/EUROPE SERVICE PACKAGE
    280A LEATHER
    281A LEATHER - BLACK/ANTHRACITE
    352 COMAND
    388 PHONE MOBILE, MTUS-SYSTEM
    401 FRONT SEAT CLIMATE CONTROL
    404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
    405 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT RIGHT
    423 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
    461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
    487 ABC SUSPENSION (ACTIVE BODY CONTROL)
    500 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR LH AND RH FOLDING
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  9. DSB SL AMG

    DSB SL AMG MB Enthusiast

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    The SL R230 question comes up weekly..do a search, loads of stuff on known issues...copy paste info below :-

    Great cars...but yes R230 SL can be money pits!

    Its Achilles heel is ABC, strut change will cost £1500 per corner (Arnott refurb strut £600 USA) , Dave (great name by the way:thumb:) must get the car up on a ramp and check for leaks...they also suffer from water ingress into the boot which kills the PSE pump...check the roof works perfectly...the R230 does have other issues which are well documented on this forum if you do search....Dave will also need to carefully check what is covered in any trader warranty agreement.

    Imperative>>>due to complexity I would always advise a good MB indy inspection...

    Tell him not to be scared though, as always a well looked after cared for example will be a great car!
     
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