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A belated hello - I think !!

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by ARoosterinaRoadster, May 14, 2019.

  1. ARoosterinaRoadster

    ARoosterinaRoadster Active Member

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    Hi to you all out there. I joined the forum on the 1st April 2018 simply because I had become so exasperated looking for several years for an SLK 230 but had also considered a SLK 320 in both cases it would be an automatic.
    I am fully retired and in the greater scheme of things I am skint and survive on my State Pension (Most definitely NOT A BENEFIT) and a very modest Private Pension.
    I do not smoke,gamble or entertain fast/loose women and my only real crime is my love of motor cars of which I have had a few over the years.

    I was 31 years self employed and forced into retirement earlier than I wanted - in November 2010 after a total left knee replacement that required more surgery than most experience - it left me with a non load bearing joint and as my trade/profession meant being on my feet all day and handling furniture that inevitably got heavier as it progressed through the stages of being built-up.

    At 73 years young I am still here above ground and hopefully will be so for many more years into the future.

    I finally dipped my toe into SLK ownership with a 2004 (53) plate CAT N (light front bumper damage) low mileage 59,961 miles example with MoT history and a service book that would support it as correct !!
    The car is Pewter Silver Metallic aka Cubanite Silver Metallic.
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    Blobcat Moderator

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    Hello and welcome

    Cubanite silver or gold to the man in the street :p:D
     
  3. Flyinspanner

    Flyinspanner Senior Member

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    Hi and a belated welcome :cool:
     
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    ARoosterinaRoadster

    ARoosterinaRoadster Active Member

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    Hi Blobcat. I suppose that one mans Silver Grey is another mans Gold unless they both suffer with colour blindness !!

    Here is my understanding of Gold;there again it was mine and is a BMW 3 series 325Ci Convertible Automatic. DSCF0165.JPG
     
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    Srdl Senior Member

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    Hi and welcome to the forum. I hope you and your Mercedes have many happy miles together. It should definitely be cheaper to run than a fast or loose woman ;)
     
  6. McDonald

    McDonald Senior Member

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    Welcome, maybe the car will turn out to be a babe-magnet and your years of abstemious living will come to an emergency stop.
    Anyway welcome and may your car bring you boundless pleasure.
     
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    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Hi and a belated welcome!
     
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    Wighty Senior Member

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    Craiglxviii Senior Member

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    2F0B33F0-524E-4A6F-BBA3-3E7C3DD1D227.jpeg 3C656E3A-410E-49B3-A214-3E25D7ECDC33.jpeg 307F83A8-06A7-448A-A42F-351B52BD118A.jpeg 039DA660-D6CD-4433-9452-079DF1C2F84A.jpeg Hello and welcome!

    That ain’t gold. THIS is gold!
     
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    ARoosterinaRoadster

    ARoosterinaRoadster Active Member

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    Hi McD. The only real Babe Magnets that I have had in the last 35 years were a 1983 Ford Granada 2.8i Ghia X Automatic Estate, a Rover 825i Quad cam Sterling Automatic,a 1997 Volvo V70 T5 CD Automatic and of course my BMW Z3 2.0 litre Auto.
     
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    Well you've moved up the pecking order with a Merc. Enjoy it every day.
     
  13. John Laidlaw

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    Welcome. I like the R170 and yours looks to be in great condition - I wish you many happy miles :)
     
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    ARoosterinaRoadster

    ARoosterinaRoadster Active Member

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    Hi Conor. Thank you,there is a small amount of cosmetic paintwork required but generally speaking it is OK;that said the car is now 14+yrs old albeit only just now 60,000 miles with a stamped history and an MOT history that supports the mileage.
    The car is a three owner car and was last used in and around Harlow judging be the proliferation of council parking tickets that were under the seat rails. HTC One M8 12-05-2019 031.jpg
     
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    Hello and welcome! Hoping you enjoy the car even more this summer.
     
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    ARoosterinaRoadster

    ARoosterinaRoadster Active Member

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    Hi DSK. Thank you. Yes I will be much more relaxed and in a position to enjoy the SLK in a few days when the transmission service and a minor service has been carried out.
    It is being done at the premises of TCRM Independent/Specialist in Tarleton,Lancashire.
    Although the car has only just done 60,000 miles the transmission service is overdue I am told by 15,000 miles.

    I find that the absolutely TOTAL ABSENCE of a transmission dip stick on a premium brand motorcar an absolute joke;this is apparently not as bad as the case with BMW (which I also have) when they claim that their transmission (2001 Series 3 330i Touring Automatic) is sealed for life - I have just had a transmission service carried out on that and the difference in the car is very very obvious. 2001 BMW 330i Touring Automatic 002.JPG
     
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    I see Tony Hadley is back
     
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    ARoosterinaRoadster

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    Hi JB. I am sorry but what is the significance of :-- I see Tony Hadley is back

    Is that a typo error that your location is spelt Torquey or is it some other location that is perhaps not in the UK ?
     
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    It is a play on words as I live in Torquay and my car has been mapped by GAD and is Torquey
     
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