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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,567 ✭✭✭ elperello


    It's an early model Series 70 Land Cruiser.

    This one on Done Deal is a later 1993 one.

    You could probably get chrome bumpers to give it the retro look if the wrap is covering damage.




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭ daithi7


    Wanted:

    A 1987-1995 Mercedes SL (R107 or R129)

    Ideally a good, clean, low mileage car in good condition with a good service book & maintenance records.

    I'd like it as an occasional , weekend type car usage (estimated ~3000km /yr)

    Looking forward to hearing from anyone with one of these. Kindly pm me with contact details, etc.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭ daithi7




  • Registered Users Posts: 5,817 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    superb cars - incredibly well made and smooth too for a 30 year old vert. If I was buying again I would hold out for a 500 though. I cannot comment on this one, other than I would question the originality of the colour ( Not saying it isnt, but at a minimum the Sacco panels should be a different colour ). Take your time and spend wisely ( and certainly dont buy anything sight unseen )



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭ daithi7


    Thanks Rob,

    Though not yet a classic would you (or other posters here) rate this 19994 500SL as a better buy?? (It's pricier but looks a very clean 500SL, yummy :) )

    https://vandp.net/sales/2180/1994-mercedes-500sl-cabriolet/

    All input much appreciated

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,817 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    thats lovely, but if you are bringing that to Ireland it's going to have cost you a LOT of money by the time its on soil. You'll be waiting for a while till its worth what you are paying for it here ( I think ). However, in the mean time you'll have a fantastic car. I honestly believe they are one of the best classics available. Far better car then the R107 it replaced ( and rot a lot less ) and ground breaking in their day, but still totally useable now. Its a real rung or 2 above the w124 it was based on in terms of class and feels like it could survive nuclear attack but the 500 is also still a bit of a hooligan when pushed on.



  • Registered Users Posts: 809 ✭✭✭ MIKEKC




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ w124man


    The R129 is a very good car but they have their issues. The soft top must work properly and travel from full close to full open within 30 seconds with engine running. Hydraulic cylinders are very expensive for these hoods and recon kits can cost €1000 with pumps clocking in a €500. The hydraulic fluid should have been changed every four or five years. The ECU for the roof mechanisms can blow if the car has been jump started. Interior parts are eye wateringly expensive as well. They also rust just like a W124 if not looked after but generally these cars are looked after. The 320 V6 is a lovely engine with plenty of go but doesnt have the V8 grunt or sound. Get the V12 if you have big balls and pockets!


    This was my one before I sold it last year.




  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 57,793 CMod ✭✭✭✭ unkel


    I bet you wished you kept it until this year! These have exploded in value, I'd say more than doubled in the last 12 months.



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ w124man


    The asking prices have exploded but the selling price hasn't. Im very happy with the price I got for it



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,130 ✭✭✭ w124man


    I'm selling this one. Its a 1995 E200 auto and I've owned it for almost 9 years and its a good one! She has 92,600 on the clock. I'm looking for €7750.00 as you see her here with a new NCT and loads of tax. If you are interested send me a PM.




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,120 ✭✭✭ daithi7


    Hi Rob,

    A quick update. I took delivery of the blue 300SL a few months back. I got the full once over by a specialist classic Mercedes mechanic (so changed all the fluids, oils, filters, belts, a few brushes, a loose roll bar sensor, as well as new brake fluid lines). So €1500 later for this, plus a few covers, including one for the detachable roof, floor mats, Bluetooth kit, etc, etc. And I'm all set to go.

    I've been driving it all this weekend with the roof down. The car is an absolute beauty. It drives really well, the roof is working perfectly, it's comfortable, stylish, a real head turner, & a really lovely car to drive around with the top down, which is what I got it for.

    Everyone should have one!! :)))



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,817 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc


    fantastic news. Well ware ! They truly are superb cars, Best of luck with it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,197 ✭✭✭ NuckChorris1


    I'm open to swapping my MG BGT for another classic that either has seats in the back (only enough for small children, not necessarily a big 4 door) or a convertible. Dream would be both. Ford Capri, any Volkswagen, Mercedes, BMW, would be what would catch my eye but open to anything. Must be 30 years old though. Never had any issue with mine and has always started straight away. Really reliable and fun and only changing as I want to experience different classics. Doubt I'll get as lucky again but fingers crossed. Paid circa €7k 3 years ago and see them advertised for €9k-€10k now but not looking too much at price. Something of similar value and straight swap would be best. Not looking to put her up for sale for cash as wouldn't want to be without anything over the summer. Can PM pics if anyone interested. Thanks.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,197 ✭✭✭ NuckChorris1


    Realised I didnt really describe it. Old pic here: https://www.ihf.ie/sites/default/files/upload/rose_of_tralee_0.jpg



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