Lot 186 - 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
|Odometer reading||58,400 miles|
|Estimate||£21,000 - £23,000|
This exceptional example of the iconic SL55 AMG is finished in Obsidian Black with Exclusive Red leather interior and was first registered in the UK on 24 September 2002, built as a 2003 model year vehicle. Built in right hand drive, the car was specified from new with optional extras including a Parktronic sensor system, Bi xenon headlamps, multi-contour seats, electric folding mirrors, AMG styling package with 18-inch wheels, premium audio system with CD changer, and an anti-theft alarm. The SL55 retains a succession of servicing invoices from certified Mercedes-Benz workshops dating from 2006 to 2015 that include Mercedes-Benz of Chelsea, Mercedes-Benz of Eastbourne and respected marque specialists Stevensons. Invoices held on file show the car has received proper maintenance throughout its life, which is evidenced by the excellent overall condition of the car. Such is the quality of this car that in 2015 it was acquired by Norweigan shipping magnate Andreas Ugland and subsequently exported to the Cayman Islands, where it was featured within his eye watering car collection, housed at the ‘Cayman Motor Museum’ in West Bay, Cayman Islands.
In 2021 the Mercedes was repatriated to the UK following the passing of Mr Ugland in 2020 and was re-imported with all appropriate UK taxes and import duties paid and re-assigned its original UK registration that it wears today. Most recently in December 2021 the SL benefitted from further expenditure with marque specialists Stevensons which included an A service, replacement engine oil and filter, replaced brake fluid and updated SBC, replaced boot struts, replaced PSE pump, replaced hydraulic roof ram and oil and re-gassed air conditioning. The vendor states that whilst the car was in the care of Stevensons, they commented that this example is the best they have seen for many years and has clearly been loved and cherished. The odometer reads just under 58,400 miles at the time of cataloguing and this SL55 AMG is offered with an owner’s manual, service book, UK V5C registration document, sundry service invoices and two sets of keys.
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