Lot 236 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
|Odometer reading||82,097 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
- Just one previous keeper
- Only covered 500 miles since a major service
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!
Originally registered on 2nd March 2004 this SL55 AMG presents in excellent condition. With only one previous keeper and a service history that includes eight stamps in the service book and a collection of invoices. The last major service was carried out on 25th September 2020 at a cost of £3,861.33. This included a new central locking pump, a change of brake fluid and air conditioning re-gas, the mileage at that time was 81,541. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 12th October 2022. These stylish sportscars are magnificent to drive and a superb way to enjoy motoring.
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