Lot 288 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG

Lot 288 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG

Lot 288 - 2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG

Lot Number 288
Registration LA55 XWC
Chassis Number WDC2030762R169942
Odometer reading 60,200 miles
Estimate No Reserve
Result Sold - £8,490

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 is 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 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 lovely example imported from Japan is presented in white with black AMG Sportline leather interior and comes with electric sunroof, electric heated memory seats, cruise control, electric folding mirrors, paddle shift controls and parking sensors. This quick sports saloon comes with full service history, 10 invoices and its original books.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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