FWIW, of the references I've read there are none that didn't have a few errors I eventually found as I learned more. John Olson of SL Market Letter fame is certainly one of the serious SL gurus, but even his book has a few internal inconsistencies here and there. As a physician, I'm accustomed to evaluating anything I read critically, and expecting that no single source will be totally comprehensive, totally accurate, or totally unbiased. That said, any of the authors I've found certainly know more than I do, and I still would suggest building a small MB library as a way to educate oneself on these cars.
One of the great physicians of all time, Sir William Osler, addressing a graduating class of physicians: "Gentlemen, I regret to have to tell you that one half of what we have taught you is in error. Furthermore, we cannot tell you which half it is."
'97 SL500, 40th anniversary edition
'04 Olds Bravada (SWMBO's)
'06 Lexus ES330
'89 560SL (sold)
SL--Anything else is just a Mercedes.
(Kudos to whoever said it first)
Last edited by cbdo; 09-06-2003 at 04:19 PM.