My next car

charlfourie

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Thought I would start this little post to get the feeling of my fellow forum members.

I have my beautiful future classic Merc now, and it's running like a dream. So every day classic sedan, check.

The question is this, what next? And yes there will be a next. Now I must admit this won't be in this year... i think. ;)

But do I go for either
a. Sporty weekend cruiser, R107 SL
b. Beefy tourer, R129 SL or W208 CLK
c. Power house Sedan, any AMG model
d. Classic, pre-1980
3. Wagon, w123 TE or w124 TE

Another sedan in any shape or size seems like the least obvious choice. A fun weekend away and touring cars seems like the better option. So SL or CLK then...

Any thoughts? And is/has anyone gotten to this point also, and what did you do?
 

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I think an SL would be the way to go
 

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I will second that too television, sl is the way to go;)
 

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I think an SL would be the way to go

As for Malcolm - I would go for an SL. I don't know how wide a choice you might have in SA?

Here there are lots to choose from. It boils down to a personal choice between the 107 which has the classic looks, may have corrosion (but possibly not in SA?) and is older technology - and the 129 which may cost less, but be fairly certain to be rust free with newer technology (and powered hood).

I chose the 129 and have not regretted it - it has all the refinements that a good car made today would have - and it goes a bit!

We will be interested to read about (and see pics of) your decision making, search and eventual triumph when you nail the car of your choice.
 

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Once you have driven an SL500 you won't want anything else.

I have driven one, :) bliss hehe
Wanted to feel the comparison between the SL320 and the SL500, well it's fairly obvious. :)

But I do love the R107 SL... timeless. And they have a very nice example where I bought my car.

1979 MERCEDES-BENZ 450SL(AUTO) - R 95 000

White,black leather interior,full house,power steering,hard&soft tops,16" Lorinser rims,cd,132000km,immaculate condition.Stunning example of the R107.

79%20450sl%20lorinser.jpg

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But at the moment I am planning a trip up to 6 African countries working with various charities to photograph their projects in the countries. Need a little restraint. :) But no harm is looking so long.
 

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Not a bad idea to chew it over for a bit longer,, that looked nice
 
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Luckily there is no rush, I am still stuck in hordes of research and correspondence at the moment. Who said photography was glamorous? hehe But I do think that any SL has the potential to win me over. The other about a SL would mean that with w124 and a SL. My garage is sorted for quite some time to come. Buggered if I decided to move to Europe ;)
 


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