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hi
i was hoping for some assistance. i am considering a R129 SL500 1998 and have found a nice example in Barnstaple. Before making the trip from Cheshire i would like to have it checked over by a competent specialist.
does anyone have any recommendations?
any help would be greatly appreciated.
thanks in anticpation
 

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Barnstable is in the middle of no where.

I know the cars well, I had a 129 for some time, Barnstable is some 75 miles from me. I can tell you if the paint is all original, if all of the hood is good and all working, the condition of the engine, and box and if everything works as it should, and a general picture of the condition of the car.

I do not think that anyone would be able to get the car on a ramp.but that should not be necessary at this stage
 

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I saw someone in Barnstaple mentioned on Pistonheads today (in response to a query about MB specialists in N Devon). They're not specifically MB specialists though:

Braunton Garage is located near Barnstaple, North Devon -
contact Ashley on 01271 814144 or email enquiries@brauntongarage.co.uk /
Web www.brauntongarage.co.uk
 
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thanks for the info
spoken to the garage who are happy to help. £45 per hour for an inspection. likely take 2 hrs
richard
 

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thanks for the info
spoken to the garage who are happy to help. £45 per hour for an inspection. likely take 2 hrs
richard

Just make sure it's not the sellers local garage!
 

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My only concern of this car is it has had a respray and new screen,,how well will the garage check this out, and very few 129s ever get re sprayed
 

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thanks for the info
spoken to the garage who are happy to help. £45 per hour for an inspection. likely take 2 hrs
richard

So thats £90 even before you buy the car.......

Just check for all the things Malcolm mentioned and you should be ok
 

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