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Thinking of buying a second hand 'bargain'? Flood damaged cars..

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Gkinghorn, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Gkinghorn

    Gkinghorn Senior Member

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    Are you are thinking of an SL55 to raise your aggression Levels ;)
     
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    wouldnt touch a flood damaged car with a bargepole..... never the same... will rust out even quicker too!!!:lol:
     
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    Actually the worst is the water damage to the wiring connectors,all of the signal wires, that is the CAN and wake up carry no current at all and a very long job to clean all that up, as you say Paul never the same
     
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    Think I have been put off an AMG for life... I am too nice.. Wouldn't want to change :p
     
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    Very well said Gordon :D:D
     
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    you could always just get a AMG Badge:D
     
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    He has the AMG body kit on that car of his,,, he could add the badge and two double exhaust trims and no one would be any the wiser
     
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    An SL500 AMG ? Is that not an SL55?
     
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    I am sure that they were badged SL500 one side and AMG on the right side
     
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    I saw one the other day badged just like that and it didnt look right.... I seriously thought the SL500 AMG was the SL55 ? Am I wrong?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_SL-Class#AMG
     
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    Indeed that is correct, I cannot recall any 55 badges
     
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    Saw my first Russian Mercedes in town yesterday: he was having a hard time adapting to French parking habits. :D

    Couldn't quite make out the badge (he wouldn't keep still for long enough), but it was either SL555 or SL55S.

    (I know nothing of these super-car hieroglyphs :( )
     
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    Just for the record :)

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    Thank you very much for that Aitch55 Nice car you have there :D
     
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    Thank you Malcolm.

    And it now sports a dry, waterproof boot, thanks to you :)
     
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    So what is an SL500 with an AMG badge? Real or fake?
     
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    Well I am sure that I saw some in the early days,,, but I was very wrong, the first SL sales book that I have shows it as a SL55, then no such thing as a SL500 AMG :D
     
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    So now I need to buy an SL55 badge AND an AMG badge and sort out the exhausts? Lol ... I like being an SL500 I think ;)
     
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    Plus the 2 badges on the front wings,,,be happy you have a good looking car there, and it goes fast enough, if you put the badges on it would need more Fuel to go with them ;)
     

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