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#121 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:28 PM

Also tempted by the thought of a Rover R8 cabriolet. Which is, frankly, worrying.

 

What next, late-model Escort floppytop?

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 08:09 PM

If you've got the opportunity I'd stash the Slk away under a cover for another day. You've invested a lot of time on it, currently their at their lowest level price wise and genuinely nice ones are becoming few and far between. By all means get a more practical cabrio.. sell the Twingo if needs be.. but reading between the lines I think that if you did get rid of the Slk you might regret it more than you currently think you would.

I'll second that. You just know as soon as you sell it prices will start to appreciate big time....

Having just bought a nice example of the much derided w203 I have to say mercs of this era are still nicely engineered

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:00 PM

Maybe - I hate it sitting unused but it doesn't appear to have deteriorated.

 

Twingo won't be for sale though - I've seen how rough some of these are, my repairs look good - I have a small list of things I'd like to fix in summer when I can maybe take my Fiat or the Twingo to France and pick up some parts.

 

Biggest job is for the smallest parts and I've been really dragging my feet over it - replacing the plastic sunroof guides.


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 11:53 PM

 

Also tempted by the thought of a Rover R8 cabriolet. Which is, frankly, worrying.

 

What next, late-model Escort floppytop?

 

 

 

Yes. Grey, or nightfire, or amranth, or green and cream seats. Wasn't there one with red seats for sale here not that long ago? Been absent long enough to have missed quite a lot, I suspect.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 03:44 AM

That is the ex-Kiltox, now six-cylinder example above. Was going to have it as my first car actually, but it sold before I could get to it, then somehow Mr Cylinder got hold of it after I acquired a broken R8 with a roof.

I have a hankering for a roofless one, hence the 2 tickets I have in doubleyeller's roffle for a white one with grey leather. 


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 02:16 PM

House move means... remarkably.., bye bye SLK.

 

It's been an interesting six years.

Need to get it MoTd again - but form an orderly queue I guess. If anyone's interested.


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 02:28 PM

Ah man youre joking. Ive been waiting patiently for this to come up and even messaged you on Instagram trying to buy it.

Sadly, Ive just this week now bought a car or I would ne booking a train ticket down to collect this.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 02:30 PM

HAW MUTCH M8? (pls roffle)


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 03:27 PM

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 03:28 PM

Ah man youre joking. Ive been waiting patiently for this to come up and even messaged you on Instagram trying to buy it.

Sadly, Ive just this week now bought a car or I would ne booking a train ticket down to collect this.

Gutted.

 

 

I've been off social media (largely) - all of the stuff that leads to renting somewhere new in a civilised* area and so forth...

* really isn't. But needs, and budget, must. Can't afford Catherine-de-Barnes or whatever it's called.

Price-wise, £2250 is the ideal, but let's see how everything is lying when I MoT it. The front wings have held up exactly as I got it, at least!


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Posted 23 June 2018 - 06:50 AM

Any joy with the MOT yet?
Looked at DVLA site but weirdly not recognising the reg.

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 07:31 AM

A4 RTK?

No time yet to get MoT sorted, but it'll be done soon - got some time off to move.

(It'll probably go back to S824 LLX or whatever it was before).


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 11:33 AM

Congrats on getting it through the MOT.

Bet you don't want to sell it now , with the weather the way it is.


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 07:17 PM

Congrats on getting it through the MOT.

Bet you don't want to sell it now , with the weather the way it is.

 

 

I had no doubt it would pass, just wasn't sure I'd have time to take it!

 

It's still for sale; I've no space to keep in, no budget to insure it and no time to drive it.

 

It comes with a boot full of spares (like a new radiator - not needed, but grabbed in Amazon sale) and my diagnostic touch screen computer (an old Windows XP EPOS terminal with a Mercedes 38-pin multiplexer and an old copy of some software, I forget what it's called).

 

Serious interest welcome, of course, but I do have places to store it!


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 09:15 AM

Right, taxed and moving it to Birmingham.

 

Serious offers welcome, but I'm not holding my breath!


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 07:46 PM

And, I guess that answers that question :)


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:59 PM

I lost track & have no real interest in buying it, but how much is it up for?


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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:01 PM

I've been off social media (largely) - all of the stuff that leads to renting somewhere new in a civilised* area and so forth...

Price-wise, £2250 is the ideal, but let's see how everything is lying when I MoT it. The front wings have held up exactly as I got it, at least!



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 09:02 PM

Ta I scrolled back but didn't see it.


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Posted 04 August 2018 - 03:42 PM

Okay - so, MoTd, moved. Usual story - life means no time, plus I'm not keeping lots of cars on the street in Birmingham.

 

Have figured I'll take £1750 for it. Most people who know the car/history would say that's a good price. It passed the MoT last month in the middle of the house move, and I still need to take the private plate off - it'll probably revert to S824 LLX.

 

Pictures of the current state of the arches etc. It's good for an SLK of this age.

 

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Posted 22 August 2018 - 03:47 PM

Still here...


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 05:12 PM

Because £1750.....? It's way too much £££ for a 1998 car with rust issues.

 

One went through BCA in Manchester recently for £780 plus fees. Silver, about a 51 plate and clean. I'd Ebay it and see how it goes. That's the best barometer for what cars are really worth. 

 

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https://www.autotrad...rom=1995&page=1


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 05:24 PM

Yep, the 'Bay tells no lies. May have more twats than a neonatal class mind you.
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 05:35 PM

Id have a bid!!
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 05:55 PM

Id have a bid!!


Now don't start that again!
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Posted 22 August 2018 - 07:00 PM

Because £1750.....? It's way too much £££ for a 1998 car with rust issues.

 

One went through BCA in Manchester recently for £780 plus fees. Silver, about a 51 plate and clean. I'd Ebay it and see how it goes. That's the best barometer for what cars are really worth. 

 

Meanwhile:

 

https://www.autotrad...rom=1995&page=1

 

 

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  • corrosion in all suspension parts & rubber bushings all perished

 

Rebushing the rear of an SLK, plus a lot to suggest the front has been fairly wayward too... and rear caliper issues? History of gearbox oil change and service? History of intake manifold/PCV lines being cleaned and replaced? Camshaft actuator?

 

 

This is considerably better underneath than most 1998 SLKs - and later. Rather better history than an auction find, too...


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Posted 22 August 2018 - 07:07 PM

If anyone's seriously interested in this, they're welcome to see it and persuade me I'm wrong on the price - but I know (from experience, sadly) what a cheap SLK is like and how many £££s it takes to get them to be half decent.


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 07:35 PM

I don’t think you are far off on the money if you find the right buyer - that colour is ace!

I’ve had mine a little over a year and keep thinking of moving it on but enjoy driving it so much every time I jump in I just can’t seem to let it go!

Mine is as yours - bubbles on front wings and couple of bits on the roof - everything works though and drives great - not particularly fast just fun - especially with the top down!

I think in a few years these will start heading north price wise

Good luck with sale!

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 08:27 PM

Because £1750.....? It's way too much £££ for a 1998 car with rust issues.

One went through BCA in Manchester recently for £780 plus fees. Silver, about a 51 plate and clean. I'd Ebay it and see how it goes. That's the best barometer for what cars are really worth.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:51 AM

I don't have time to deal with this, unfortunately. So no haggling, no messing. £1300. Won't come with the star diagnostic clone at that, will have a couple of new service items.

 

Edit: No - I haven't tried marketing it anywhere else and failed. I simply don't have time - up at 6am, drive 2 hours to Peterborough for work, leave at 5:30ish, not home until 8. What remains of my mood is done for after that so the last thing I want is eBay or Gumtree "will u take 800 m8" nonsense as I'm likely to go postal!

 

Cheap price, for Autoshiters, undervaluing IMO, and if it doesn't appeal so be it - after having people asking about it repeatedly when I didn't want to sell!


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