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Post by Tmaguire » Tue 15 Oct, 2013 12:03 pm

Hi all. Am looking at purchasing a R129 series. I have an eye on a 91 model. Are ther any major problems with this particular model or major differences to the mid to later 90's models. The prices seem to jump when looking at 94 upwards?
Also AC should I avoid the climate control model and stick with the simple version on earlier models ? Any thoughts most welcome. Budget is low 20k.
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Re: Looking to buy a 500SL

Post by John Green » Tue 15 Oct, 2013 8:42 pm

We should talk....

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Post by Tmaguire » Thu 17 Oct, 2013 8:14 pm

Is the 129 forum still alive??


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Re: Looking to buy a 500SL

Post by T-Modell » Thu 17 Oct, 2013 8:17 pm

Well,

having a R107 you discuss R129's as well. To my knowledge, the latter models are a bit more reliable than the earlier ones. However, all the electronic black boxes as well as the hydraulic system for the softtop can cost you an arm and a leg. No comparison at all to a R107. Even the youngest cars are now 12 years old ...

As mentioned, only things I've heard. Why should it be a R129?
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Post by Tmaguire » Thu 17 Oct, 2013 8:59 pm

Hi Thomas. For some strange reason I sold my 107. Just got it right and let her go??
Now missing the top off and thinking a 129 might fit the bill. You saying I should have just kept the 107?!


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Post by John Green » Fri 18 Oct, 2013 8:44 pm

Hang on, I can fix everything. A 500SL and a W107..

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Post by Tmaguire » Sat 19 Oct, 2013 12:58 pm

Sent you a PM John.


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