2002 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG (R230)

Smart Obsidian Black example with panoramic glass roof showing just 56,672 miles with blown 5.4 V8 developing 493bhp!

Epic performance with a truly thunderous soundtrack - that good Clarkson bought one himself. The R230 SL55 AMG is powered by a handbuilt and supercharged 5.4 Litre V8 which pumps out a colossal 493bhp and 700NM of torque ensuring the pace was ballistic if you wish, but a pussycat around town with all that torque. Finished here in desirable Obsidian Black with light grey leather interior this smart example features the expensive (when new) option of a panoramic roof and twin spoke, split rim 19inch alloy wheels. Inside, we find a two-tone cabin with suede instrument binnacle, heated electric memory seats with optional massage, or Pulse system, ABC air suspension with adjustable ride height and firmness, automatic/tiptronic transmission, Comand navigation and in-car entertainment and the usual host of R230 AMG accoutrements. Showing just 56,672 miles this rocket ship has been with our vendor (the 5th owner) for the past few years yet unfortunately seen little use as part of a collection. The MOT history shows just 1,600 miles covered since 2013, with it in storage between 2014 – 2018. As a result, the 2nd of the car’s batteries for its ‘electronic consumers’ is low and needs charging fully either by some regular, extended use or by plugging into a charger to regain full charge and permit operation of the roof for example and other internal electrical functions – its quite normal for us to see the message ‘electronic consumers offline’ on an R230 SL that’s seen little use. Within the history file, we find the V5C, thick owner’ pack full of ‘light reading material’ (!) and service book showing 5 stamps, the last by Mercedes Benz in March 2010 at 49,379 miles. The current MOT runs until February 2022 with no advisories recorded following replacement of a front suspension arm. We also find 6 old MOT certificates and a selection of invoices including for services by the vendor’s local garage and a purchase invoice from August 2010 for £27195 with copy advert from Top Marques mag (those were the days!), VOSA MOT history. Amongst the invoices, we find a bill for 2 replacement batteries and oil filter from Mercedes of Bath for £87.18 dated April 2018, a replacement key, single replacement alloy at an eye-watering £1273 from Mercedes of Swansea in February 2011. A road-legal rocket ship crying out for regular use – get this lockdown out the way then get out and enjoy the near as damnit 500bhp and thunderous sound-track. We all love an SL55 AMG here, they are awesome fun.

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Reg No: LY52KYV
Chassis Number: WDB2304742F037473
Engine Number: 11399260007274
Engine Size: 5439
Docs: V5C; owner's pack & service book with 5 stamps; invoices; 6 old MOTs; current MOT February 2022 without advisory

Estimate: £13,000+

Lot 93

Lot ended

Thursday 18/02/2021

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

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