2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065

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Lot 106
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
Registration no. 500 SNX Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065

Sold for £ 30,375 (US$ 41,043) inc. premium
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG
Registration no. 500 SNX
Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
Odometer reading: 50,534
MOT: 08/07/2022



*Limited edition F1 model
*UK delivered, right-hand drive
*Full service 1,000 miles ago
*50,534 miles recorded


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. In 2002 the SL55 AMG went on sale. Hailed by Evo magazine as 'a supercar in disguise', the latter was powered by a 5.4-litre V8 engine producing 469bhp and a monstrous 520lb/ft of torque. And if that was not enough, the seriously speed-addicted could opt for the F1 version, which came with AMG's Performance Package developed for the 2002 Formula 1 Safety Car. Costing an additional £10,000, AMG's upgrades included 'relaxing' the electronic speed restriction, enabling the car to reach 300km/h (186mph), plus changes to the suspension and brakes. There was also an extra oil cooler, a limited-slip differential, and various changes to the exterior and interior styling. For the SL55 AMG a more robust five-speed automatic transmission was specified, the standard car's seven-speeder being considered not man enough for the job. Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson was an enthusiastic SL55 AMG 'early adopter'.
Supplied new to the UK, this elegant SL55 AMG is an example of the limited edition F1 model. The car is finished in silver with black leather interior and has had four owners from new. Exceptionally well maintained and MoT'd to July 2022, it benefits from over £2,000 spent on new brake discs/pads plus a full service (including supercharger) 1,000 miles ago. Offering supercar performance at relatively affordable cost, this rare and collectible modern Mercedes comes with an extensive history file containing bills, MoTs and a V5C document.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 90 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 22 /25
    Body Work: 4
    Paint: 4
    Glass: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Axles: 5
    Suspension: 5
    Brakes: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16 /20
    Seats: 4
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Trim: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8 /10
    Main components: 4
    Ancillary components: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20 /20
    Starting: 5
    Running: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5
    Mechanical components: 5

    Car History File: 4
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
2004 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG   Chassis no. WDB2304742F078065
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