Lot 252 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG
|Odometer reading||43,677 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
|Result||Sold - £10,188|
- 0-62 in 5.2 seconds
- Low mileage example
- Comprehensive service history from new
The C55 signified a return to AMG’s V8 roots, after barely a three-year flirtation with a supercharged V6. AMG found 8,100 homes for the C32, but the AMG engineers seemed much happier when there was a serious, big-capacity, naturally aspirated 5.4 litre V8 powering the meatiest C-Class and the badge was there too – just to ensure the owners didn’t forget. It wasn’t the performance; AMG claimed 5.2 seconds to 62mph for both C55 and C32, or even the transformation to a deep, wonderfully muscular exhaust note, but the makeover in the dynamics that stood the new sports saloon apart. The C55 marked a small, but perceptible, shift towards a sharper, more sporting focus, that set it closer to the M3 than any previous AMG hotrod C-Class.
This example of this rare brute of a car with very low mileage is presented in silver with black leather interior and was imported by our vendor, a modern classic collector, in 2020 from Japan. Importantly, it comes with a full history file with no less than 17 service stamps, the last under 500 miles ago. UK registered, it is offered with a V5C and MoT until January 2022 and with the values of the earlier Cosworth-inspired super sports Mercedes rocketing well into six figures, this pure-blood AMG super saloon in the lightweight C-Class bodyshell is already a collectible and this is one of the very best we have seen.
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