Lot 192 - 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
|Odometer reading||81,329 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
The fifth generation of the legendary SL series of two-door convertible sports cars was known as the R230. It featured a fully retractable hardtop that was marketed as the Vario Roof, a first for the SL class although it had been available on the smaller SLK model since 1997. The flagship models were built by AMG in the form of the SL55 and SL65, both highly tuned versions of the SL500 and SL600 respectively. The SL55 was powered by a mighty supercharged version of the 5.5 litre, V8 which produced 493bhp and achieved 0-62 in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 155mph (governed). In theory, the SL55 could reach 190mph if the car was derestricted but, for many, the acceleration and top speed is impressive enough in its standard form!
In good order throughout, this Mercedes-Benz showing circa 81,000 miles on the odometer is offered in silver with a red interior. A highly specified car which boasts many upgrades, the SL55 has been part of a private collection and is offered with a history file containing a sizeable service record with many service stamps, previous MoT records, sundry invoices, an MoT test certificate valid until May 2022 and the UK V5C registration document. These stylish sportscars are magnificent to drive and are hugely popular due to their ability to sit in traffic or travel at exceptional speed (where permitted) in comfort. Simply a superb way to enjoy motoring.
Interested parties should note that that prior to collection from Historics this vehicle will have the shock absorbers replaced and will come with a new MoT test certificate.
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