Lot 286 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG Estate
|Odometer reading||54,699 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,760|
- Powered by the AMG 5.4 litre V8
- Rare estate example enthusiast owned
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 now that there was a serious, big capacity, naturally aspirated 5.4 litre V8 powering the meatiest C-Class and the badge is there to, well, to ensure the owners don’t forget. It’s not 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 or estate 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 hot rod C-Class.
This example is presented in silver with black leather interior. Originally registered in Japan on 1st June 2005, was imported to the UK and registered to its first UK owner on 10th November 2018. Owned by a Mercedes-Benz enthusiast the car comes complete with Japanese service book showing the car was serviced in 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 corroborating the mileage at 34,952 miles when imported, this is supplemented by its UK servicing showing servicing in 2018, 2019, and 2020 with mileage at 52,028. The UK servicing was carried out by independent garages for which invoices are available. With these examples air conditioning, electric seats, electric windows and cruise control were fitted as standard. With the values of the earlier Cosworth-inspired super sports Mercedes rocketing well into six figures, this pure-blood AMG is already a collectible Mercedes AMG hot rod, with blistering performance and that oh-so-inspiring and famous AMG V8 exhaust note. An awesome car which is also ideal for the family, what a great combination!
Guide Price £9,000 - £14,000
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