The Red Devil Rides Again!

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  1. sjmaxwell

    sjmaxwell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A year ago I sold my well looked after 2005 full facelift CLK55 Cab in Fire Opal Red after 4 years of ownership and I've finally found a suitable replacement, 2012 SLK55!
     

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    Flyinspanner Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Is it fire opal too?
    Looks very nice, hope paintwork stays problem free :)
     
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    sjmaxwell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Resprayed by Mercedes under warranty so should be ok now


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    Gorgeous!
     
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    Jimmas Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Very nice.
     
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  6. st13phil

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    Congratulations, Steve!

    I notice it doesn't have the "V8 AMG" badges on the front wings. Wonder if that's a legacy of the repaint, or whether it didn't have them to start with :dk:

    I see it has the analogue clock and Airguide on it, what other goodies does it have?
     
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    Very nice, if I ever move on from my R129 I could easily be tempted by an SLK55 and that looks great in red. Makes a change from black, which many of them seem to be!
     
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    JDL60 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks exceptionally good close up too...
     
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    Definitely a beauty..
     
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    sjmaxwell Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Legacy of the repaint but am undecided if I want them on anyway!

    Other option it has are Magic Sky roof, Distronic, Harman Kardon, Automatic 2 zone climate control, upgraded alloys etc
     
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    Nice spec, Steve. I wish Angie's car had Distronic. I know it's a real "first world problem", but I do miss it when we use her car on a motorway rather than mine.

    I guess the V8 AMG badges are a bit superfluous as it's pretty darned obvious when you stamp on the loud pedal :)
     
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  12. Chrishazle

    Chrishazle Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I'm just glad we had no knowledge of you parting with the CLK, as my wife fell in love with it when we met you at the Black Horse a few years ago - it was a beautiful car, but would not fit my garage and I would not like to leave a canvas roof convertible on the driveway year round. However, should you in the future decide to part with the SLK, please give me a call as it will fit my garage, and we're both getting to the stage of problems getting in and out of the 968 cab!
     

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