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Old 04-29-2008, 06:37 AM
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1991 300SL, R129, 5 Speed, What problems did these cas have if any?

I am interested in buying a 1991 300SL, R129 with a 5 speed, I know nothing about this model. What I would like to know is there any major issues with this car I need to know about.

The car has 85,000 miles on it and is in near mint condition.

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Old 04-29-2008, 08:44 AM
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Hydraulic top problems have plauged the R129 chassis.

The M104.98_series is a bit weak for that 4000+ lb car.

I always liked the manual trans SL's
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Old 04-29-2008, 02:19 PM
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Thank You for the info/help,

How often would I have to repair this problem?

And has it been repaired once already with the mileage (85,000) on this car?

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