1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor Auto


  • Low mileage car with comprehensive service history 
  • Recent work including full service 
  • Popular 185bhp supercharged 2.3litre model 
  • Coupe-to-convertible hard top versatility 
  • Long MOT to April 2025 with no advisories 
  • Three registered keepers from new 

The Appeal

While its competitors rushed to capitalise on the two seater sports car market rebooted by the MX5, Mercedes-Benz did something clever. The R170 SLK’s name set out its stall: this was an agile sports car but one imbued with all the qualities of the bigger SL. That meant quality, comfort and relaxation. 
There was also a very clever folding hard top which made this stylish car perfect whatever the weather. Of the wide range of engine options, the supercharged M111 2.3litre 4cyl engine has recently been the pick up collectors because it mixes decent 185bhp urge with durability and economy. 
If all that sound appealing then this SLK230 will be a treat. It is a very low mileage example finished in classic Brilliant Silver and in very good condition. Regularly serviced it comes to market with a raft of recent work, including another service and refresh work to the interior and bodywork. A long MOT, with no advisories, to April 2025 underlines the impression provided by the photographs. 

History and Paperwork

  • First registered 1st August 1998 
  • Two former keepers 
  • Current keeper bought the car earlier this year 
  • Full set of factory handbooks and wallet
  • 2 keys 
  • Regularly serviced with details below 
  • Recent refurbishment work to ready for sale summarised below 
  • MOT to 10th April 2025 with no advisories and 54,462 miles showing on test 
  • Good MOT history with regular passes 
Service history: 
  • 4,705 miles
  • 7,523 miles
  • 9,848 miles
  • 11,920 miles
  • 13,083 miles
  • 19,672 miles
  • 24,398 miles
  • 32,221 miles
  • 35,313 miles
  • 43,080 miles
  • 54,462 miles
Recent work includes:
  • Alloys wheels professionally reconditioned
  • Interior door cards re-clothed on both doors 
  • Headlining replaced
  • MOT with no advisories 
  • Full service 
  • Boot lock replaced 
  • New front windscreen 
  • Bodywork lightly refreshed to remove any corrosion
  • New battery 
  • New mudflaps fitted all round

The Condition

  • Pre-facelift car finished in classic Brilliant Silver with good paintwork 
  • Some minor touched in stone chips and scuffs but not unsightly 
  • Bodywork is very straight with no noticeable dents or damage 
  • Underside presents well with no MOT structural advisories 
  • Some surface corrosion underneath but not noted on MOT 
  • Folding hard top works correctly with recently replaced head liner 
  • Seven spoke factory alloy wheels recently refurbished 
  • Nexen tyres fitted appearing to be in good condition and with plenty of tread
  • Spacesaver spare wheel with first aid kit and tool kit in boot 
  • Well kept black leather interior with carbon fibre factory fitted trim 
  • Unmodified and original cabin with later Sony CD player fitted 
  • Some wear to various trim elements visible in photos and typical of model 
  • Fitted with cruise control 

The Mechanics

  • Well regarded 2,298cc M111 supercharged L4 185bhp engine 
  • 5spd 5G-TRONIC automatic gearbox with sequential shift options 
  • Full service history with recent service 
  • MOT with no mechanical advisories 
  • The vendor reports no mechanical issues


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We request that a non-refundable fee  be paid if you are the lucky winning bidder at auction or if your offer is accepted Please refer to our helpful FAQs and T&Cs for specific rates. 
This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
✓ VAT is included in the buyer's deposit. VAT may or may not be included in the final bid or offer price, as specified in the listing. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1998
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SLK Class
  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 54,490 Miles
  • Engine size 2298
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Manchester
  • County Cheshire
  • Country United Kingdom
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  • jeff-ma•••• £500 18/07/24

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