I called MB today to find out if there are any open recalls on the 1980 450SL and their system says it has no open recalls on it.

She was pleasantly surprised to find that my car is actually in their system and is not a grey market one. She could even see some of the details of its shipping sheet. It sounds like it originally shipped with a brown cloth top, and I think what I saw is a black one. Does anyone know if that brown cloth refers to the interior cloth or the outside?

I’ll have to double check the color of the cloth top later. My wife is getting a little upset at the amount of time I am spending with the car.