Lot 256 - 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
|Odometer reading||70,000 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,980|
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 limited top speed of 155mph.
This example is presented in probably the best colour combination of silver with black leather interior. It comes with satellite navigation, panoramic roof, heated electric orthopaedic seats, cruise control, Xenon lights, four new tyres and the owner has replaced the two batteries. It has a good service history, with most of the servicing being carried out by Mercedes-Benz up until 2010 and the rest by specialists. These SL55 sports cars are a joy to drive, powered by the mighty 5.4 litre V8 which sounds fantastic and propels you, with ease, to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and has a maximum speed of 155 mph (according to the published figures).
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