Car cover for SL W129

Kowalski

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Hi - I am new to the forum. I am about to buy an SL320 W129 (1997). Can't wait. I am looking for a car cover. My main concern is to keep out the moisture/wet as it will be parked on the drive/street. I have had problems with E class of the same period (W124) rusting on the wings/arches after only a few months on the road. I live in Manchester with constant rain that does not help. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hi I have a 96 SL320 and I keep that under a folding garage. Got it on eBay for around £280 and it does the job fine. Barry
 

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Sorry should have said Welcome to the Forum first. Barry
 

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My 1994 SL320 lives out in all weathers and has done for at least the last five years. I try to keep it reasonably clean and free from salt in the winter and I have had no problems with rust. Not too many problems at all really.

I have replaced the soft top but that was because of cracked plastic windows and worn out seams. Keeping the car covered would not have made any difference to that.
 

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Welcome to the forum,,these cars do not rust, and this is not a problem,,if you do get a cover,,make sure it is the type that can breath
 
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Thanks everyone for your advice. Very re-assuring. I'll let you know how I get on. I am picking the car up tomorrow.
 

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Thanks everyone for your advice. Very re-assuring. I'll let you know how I get on. I am picking the car up tomorrow.

What a great day for you,,that day will last for ever :D:D
 

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hello and welcome - would be nice to see some pics.
 
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