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Jim Bell

Sunburst yellow Mercedes SLK 230K

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While I was pissfarting about I also mounted up a badge. I know a lot of people hate these but I like the look of them even when they're out of place. Always remind me of my childhood.

 

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No idea why the forum decides to mount some pics upside down.

 

 

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H8rs gonna h8.

 

 

Next on the list is service and rear tyres.

I like the badge. I am going to get one for the 75. Might as well pop one on.

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Keep this one, fella. The PO has clearly sorted all the important bits, and you’re that enamoured that you’re polishing the rubbers. I still can’t believe that it has Nile-esque powers of healing; you could make some bucks offering ‘topless healing runs’.

It’s a bonny looking car. The SLK has aged really well.

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Keep this one, fella.

It’s a bonny looking car. The SLK has aged really well.

 

Yeah it does look canny from most angles. Seems bizzare to me that this car is now 20 years old and qualifies for 'classic' insurance. Seems like a very very modern car to me. Which I suppose it is, comparatively.

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I remember when these came out and I had a few hours in Paris and while I was waiting for a train an SLK was parked up.

People were gathering around the motor and taking pictures of it as it was that desirable and the only other car I’ve seen that happen to was the smart roadster and the BMW mini on launch.

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Service day today.

 

New plugs.

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The rest of a self assembly service kit scoured from the bottom of the eBay barrel.

 

 

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Car seems to smell far less of petrol recently but a hunt for perished pipes is also on the cards.

 

 

While the sun was out I had a go at YELLOWENING a chip in the wing.

 

Ruined:

 

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Invisible*

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Car makes a canny dailly really. I get the roof down where possible and get me foot down as often as possible. It's also returning high thirties mpg round the doors and over 40 on a run.

 

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