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Old 11-29-2015, 10:34 PM
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You should pop down to Irvine to visit the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine.

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/enthusiast/classic_center

They are the M-B factory authorized/owned USA Restoration center; they did the mechanical restoration of my 250 SL and had min 10 300 SL Gullwing/Roadsters being restored when I visited.

Actually they service the SLS as well; I believe they are M-B warranty center as well.

Cool price graphs on 300 SL

http://www.slmarket.com/wp-content/u...Letter-WEB.jpg
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You should pop down to Irvine to visit the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center in Irvine.

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/enthusiast/classic_center

They are the M-B factory authorized/owned USA Restoration center; they did the mechanical restoration of my 250 SL and had min 10 300 SL Gullwing/Roadsters being restored when I visited.

Actually they service the SLS as well; I believe they are M-B warranty center as well.

Cool price graphs on 300 SL

http://www.slmarket.com/wp-content/u...Letter-WEB.jpg
Great info! Beautiful car!

I may just stop in there (Irvine) - perhaps I should go next week to get my transmission update and do some poking around in the restoration center while I wait.
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Great info! Beautiful car!

I may just stop in there (Irvine) - perhaps I should go next week to get my transmission update and do some poking around in the restoration center while I wait.
If you come up on Monday 7th I can be your chauffeur.
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Cool; they have sales showroom of like factory new as well.

Call ahead and make sure they can accommodate you.

Jeff Cote is the Service Manager. If it's a specific dealer diagnostic system they don't have, they also refer to M-B Laguna Niguel.
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I have yet to see a NEW $400K car appreciate in the last 2 decades.
Carrera GT .
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UPDATE II:

Took a '12 Imola Grey/Tan woven Designo for a test drive today; first drive in a SLS.

This is a very clean expample, with spotless interior; excellent paint and only light wear on front lower fascia. The SLS in grey and silver really highlights the car; and makes its scale standout.

First off, the start-up exhaust is a near exact sound of the Ford GT; very deep and a bit raspier.

Went for a nice crusie on broad straightaways towards Topanga Cyn; with many switchbacks, gradients, and wide open throttle. Again, acceleration was utterly linear and on par with GT.

Chassis feels rock solid; tried transmission in C, C+, S and honestly didnt feel any hesitation, except in parking lot rolling around. Ceramic brakes were very grabby and shuddered a bit even on rolling stops in lot; pads may have glazed.

Overall, its a 100% confimation to buy the SLS; steering feedback, driveline, chassis, torque acceleration...all world class.

A test drive makes a world of difference!

Now to find: Iridium Silver, Black, Five spoke base wheels.....
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Sounds like you test drove the one for sale at the Auto Gallery
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Ceramic brakes were very grabby and shuddered a bit even on rolling stops in lot; pads may have glazed.

Overall, its a 100% confirmation to buy the SLS; steering feedback, driveline, chassis, torque acceleration...all world class.

A test drive makes a world of difference!

Now to find: Iridium Silver, Black, Five spoke base wheels.....
The Carbon Ceramic brakes do take some getting used to - the first few times, the stopping power was so violent I laughed hysterically. Mine shudder at very low braking effort if just puttering around town or if the car is not fully warmed up. From what I've read, the remedy is to get out on the open road (where's that?) and drop anchor a few times from 70-80 mph.

Sounds like you've been bitten by the bug for sure! Good luck with the search.
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This is certainly one car that gets better every time you drive it. I liked it a lot when I first got it, now I love it. Go and buy now
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This is certainly one car that gets better every time you drive it. I liked it a lot when I first got it, now I love it. Go and buy now
I can agree. I had an extra day off yesterday and, took it out 3 seperate times! I cannot not drive this car!

Sorry......... I'm not saving it for the next guy!
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Sounds like you test drove the one for sale at the Auto Gallery
Wow, just looked at that one online. It is absolutely loaded and the asking price is reasonable. MSRP must have been pushing $235k. If I didn't already have mine, I'd have already snapped this one up.
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$139K OBO on a 25K mi car with lots CF

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Ben...m=381497733573
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$139K OBO on a 25K mi car with lots CF

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Ben...m=381497733573
High mileage auction car with multiple owners and a lengthy service history. Including a replaced transmission.
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How did u get info ?

Carfax ? MB SERVICE history log?
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How did u get info ?

Carfax ? MB SERVICE history log?
I do have access to multiple sources. This should give you a good snapshot and starting point:

http://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory...E9EF6AA81EBB7C

Are you interested in buying this car?
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Want iridium / blk
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I do have access to multiple sources. This should give you a good snapshot and starting point:

http://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory...E9EF6AA81EBB7C

Are you interested in buying this car?
What does this mean: was it an aftermarket warranty?
08/18/2015 23,866 SouthwestRe
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White/Red, 8 options and low mileage. Pretty color combo!

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Looks like a beautiful car. Alubeam and almost every option. High mileage and structural damage. That car just ran through an auction and sold.
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Looks like a beautiful car. Alubeam and almost every option. High mileage and structural damage. That car just ran through an auction and sold.
How much did it sell at auction?
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Interesting SLS thread on Ferrari Chat

http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/gen...leveled-2.html

Comments:

"lease ending on a 2012 Gull with 8k miles and the buyout is $119k"

6/15 Manheim Wholesale values:

03/04/15 SF BAY Lease $120,500 6,669
05/07/15 RIVRSIDE Factory $118,000 13,383

General comments

http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/gen...e-bargain.html
Those were summer prices.
Now days you won't find a SLS with less than 10k miles for less than 150 (2011).
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Here ya go.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Ben...m=201495134907
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That's more than $150
$150 starting bidding price. Reserve not met.

Let's see how much money will bring.

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