Vivianite SL500

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  1. Russf123

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    Guys,
    got my new toy for the sunny days of the year. Got a few little things to sort out but she is in outstanding condition for being 15 years old. Its an absolute light year away in quality from the TVR I had previously. Plans are to increase the wheel size to 17" with hopefully some AMG's monoblocks, work through the "to do" list and use her as much as I possibly can

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    lovely car, i aim to have an R129 SL in the future, nice rims in the background too ;)
     
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    That looks very nice, congrats! I got my R129 instead of a TVR (a case of head ruling heart) and never regretted it. The only thing I'd like to tweak on mine now would be a little more exhaust noise. Already removed the centre muffler and fitted an AMG back box but it's not quite there yet!

    For wheels, I'm biased but the 2-piece 18" staggered AMGs (my setup now) really look the business on this car IMHO. Hard to find for sensible money though.

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    I agree on the exhaust note. My TVR just sounded so feral and this SL is an absolute polar opposite and really subdued. I have found myself opening the window to try and hear the V8 burble but the bloody thing is so quiet!

    Am going to try and get the staggered AMG's but I can see that its going to be a bit of a journey to get some.

    The alloys in the background came as freebies with the car but are for a W124 so they have gone on the "bay of fleas" to assist in the new wheels funding
     
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    You can get the centre muffler removed for not much money, and that definitely helps a bit with the exhaust note. I'm thinking partial de-cat next (there are 4 in total - 2 each side - and I think the secondaries can go without MOT problems). Check your insurer is OK with mods. though.
     
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    ah i see, i was going to say they look like W124 amg's.. good luck with finding some... please open the exhuast up and let the V8 rumble, its so disapointing not hearing such a nice sound
     
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    Its so beautiful and a nice colour too, well done.
     
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    Russ:Give me a price for those alloys please
     
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    Have just whacked them on ebay as I havent a clue what they are worth. I would not know whether to ask for £100 or £500. What do the "collective" think they are worth?
     
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    That looks great, I've never seen a R129 SL in that colour before.
     
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    If you want staggered 18's, but are willing to accept non-AMG (and therefore without the subsequent pricetag), I've got a set of 18" OZ Opera split rims I'm getting rid of.
     
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    Would be interested in the Oz wheels, have you pics, price and location?. How does a R129 ride on 18's? Was only thinking about upping to 17's as dont want to wreck/jepoardise the ride quality
     
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    It didn't make that much difference when I ran 18's previously, was still really comfy. Located in West Berkshire, they've got nearly new PZero's on them.

    I'll try and get some pics soon, the lacquer has gone on the lips but they aren't massively corroded so it's an easy polish job to get them looking as new; I even have the tool to split them. I just haven't had time to deal with it and there are other jobs to do on the SL first.
     
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    Well:They`re in need of a refurbing but they`re pain to do,you work it out
     
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    Let me know a price on the Oz's, am definitely interested. More so that they have tyres as well

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