2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878
Lot 52
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Convertible
Registration no. V12 PLA Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878
Sold for £ 43,125 (US$ 55,381) inc. premium

Lot Details
2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878 2006 Mercedes-Benz  SL 65 AMG Convertible  Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Convertible
Registration no. V12 PLA
Chassis no. WDB2304792F091878

* Rare right-hand drive model
* Automatic transmission
* Two owners
* Circa 66,000 miles from new
* Full service history

Footnotes

  • 'For anyone wishing to give their Mercedes that extra personal touch, Mercedes-AMG GmbH has just the answers. The Daimler-Chrysler subsidiary offers the combined experience of Mercedes-Benz and AMG in the field of high-quality enhancements for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and puts the emphasis firmly on individuality when creating the customer's dream Mercedes.' - Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

    AMG, which is now the official performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has a long history of producing high-performance derivatives of Mercedes' standard production vehicles, and these improved versions enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide, with prominent figures of the motor sports, entertainment, sport and business communities being counted among aficionados.

    Mercedes-Benz launched its new SL-Class (R230) of high-performance GTs in September 2001 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, though one had already served as Formula 1's Safety Car at Hockenheim in July. Offered here is the top-of-the-range model: a beautiful SL 65 AMG, an exclusive 'soft-top' supercar powered by a bespoke 6.0-litre V12 engine fed by twin turbochargers. This mighty power plant produced 604bhp, prompting Car & Driver to observe: 'After you drive the SL 65, every car will feel under-powered... making other cars feel anaemic.'

    Mercedes-Benz quoted a 0-60mph time of 4.2 seconds, though several road tests bettered that figure, with Car & Driver getting to 60mph in only 3.6 seconds. The esteemed American motoring magazine went on to reach 100mph in 7.5 seconds, and recorded a standing quarter-mile time of 11.6 seconds at 123mph. In the USA, the SL 65 AMG retailed for $179,720 in 2005.

    A real head-turner, this rare right-hand drive SL 65 AMG has had only two owners and is in outstanding condition considering it is 12 years old. This example has been well looked after by its owners and comes with full service history, while the valuable private plate currently on it is included in the sale. We are advised by the vendor that the engine runs superbly, with all the pulling power one would expect from an AMG V12. Offered with V5C document, current MoT, sundry bills, and the aforementioned service history, 'V12 PLA' represents a possibly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire one of these fabulous limited-edition supercars.
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