Lot 223 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG
|Odometer reading||65,778 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £42,000|
|Result||Sold - £35,840|
The SL 65 AMG emerged as a stylish roadster powered by a V12 leviathan capable of crushing competition at a push of the acceleration pedal. The twin-turbo, 6.0 liter engine delivers a massive power output of 604hp which is tamed through an intricate network of electronics and safety features. Torque output is high enough to keep the driver pinned to the bucket seat upholstered with perforated leather at a max 1000Nm, detuned from 1,200Nm, while the five-speed automatic transmission with manual capability provides great control over raw power. Style is guaranteed by the sleek body design and new 19" dual spoke AMG-signature alloys which camouflage the eight-piston caliper performance brakes. It is a beautifully packaged and ridiculous collection of power, sumptuous comfort and noise. According to the UK Sales figures, just 35-40 CL 65s were officially sold in Great Britain between 2004 and 2005 and in fact only 777 were produced worldwide, with pre-existing customers invited to purchase. It houses the same engine as the Maybach 57, 62 'S' models and the Pagani Huayra supercar.
This Mercedes-Benz was one of the few SL 65 AMG supplied new to the UK in 2004 and has had three owners from new. It has a full Mercedes-Benz service history and has been described as in very good condition throughout. Finished in black with black/grey leather interior, this SL 65 AMG is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in May 2018, the Mercedes-Benz handbook pack containing handbooks, service book and two keys. It is a superb place to sit with all conceivable electronic aids to one's fingertips and the power to light up the tyres, when required, from standstill until Scotland.
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