Lot 140 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG Roadster
|Odometer reading||56,088 miles|
|Estimate||£15,000 - £19,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,976|
- Just over 56,000 miles from new
- A good history
Introduced in 2002, after some five years in development, the fifth generation, R230 Series SL two-door convertible was an engineering 'tour de force'. Painstakingly modelled on a state-of-the-art supercomputer which enabled the designers to analyse every curve and line, it looked utterly sensational with an air of barely contained aggression that gave it huge road presence. Packed full of sophisticated electronic driver aids which made it immensely safe but also fun to drive, it was an instant hit with press and public alike and is widely considered to be the best-looking Mercedes for many years. The power-operated aluminium folding roof was particularly admired and would disappear into the top of the boot at the press of a button in just 16 seconds, yet still leave enough room underneath for 206 litres of luggage space. It was in 2003 that the stunning looking SL55 AMG version was introduced. Seriously powerful and massively fast, the 5.4 litre V8 engine gave 493bhp, achieved 0-62 in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed governed to 155mph. Featuring the amazing ‘Panoramic Electric Glass Roof System’, it became the sports car to own between 2003 and 2006.
This, one of the first, Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG was first registered in December 2002 and it has only covered 56,200 miles from new, including only 3,500 miles since 2011, this is confirmed by the MoT test certificate history and the service records. This car is finished in black with Silver Grey Nappa leather interior, aluminium trim, a panoramic electric glass roof and is fitted with the Bose sound system. Supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in January 2021 and the service books. These stylish sportscars are magnificent to drive and are hugely popular due to their ability to sit in traffic or travel at an exceptional speed (where permitted) in comfort.
Interested parties should note that the roof on this vehicle is not working and that the car is to be sold as seen.
The estimate has been reduced to £12,000 - £15,000
Previous lotLot 139 - 1998 BMW Z3M Roadster
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