2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK 320 (R170)


  • Below average 69,106 miles
  • Comprehensive service history
  • MOT to June 2023
  • Desirable 3.2-litre V6 model


First launched in Britain in 1996, the SLK was a huge hit for Mercedes, offering the convenience and all-weather ability of a coupé, combined with the style and panache of a convertible. When the range was revised, this 3.2-litre V6 model was introduced. 

This car is a late example of the R170, benefitting from a smart colour scheme and specification, together with that oh-so desirable V6 drivetrain. Add to that this vehicle's extensive service and maintenance record and below average mileage, and you have a vehicle that looks like it could be a real charmer.


  • First registered in September 2004
  • 9 owners from new
  • Current owner since August 2022, only selling due to unforeseen circumstances
  • 69,106 miles, confirmed by the MOT history
  • Current MOT to June 2023
  • We're told by the vendor that the car was serviced in July of this year
  • Comprehensive service and maintenance record, with numerous invoices and old MOT certificates
  • Owner's handbook included


  • Black leather upholstery to the seats, all in good condition
  • Black carpets and complementary overmats look to be in excellent condition, with no damage we could see
  • Fetching turned aluminium trim to the dash, centre console and doors
  • Electric windows and door mirrors
  • Two-stage heated seats
  • Original CD/radio system
  • Dual zone air conditioning
  • Removable wind deflector for when the roof is stowed
  • We're assured by the vendor that everything works as it should


  • Finished in Mercedes Brilliant Silver paintwork, which presents well, looking to be in good order
  • Recently fitted body-coloured wheel arch extensions
  • Light spots of corrosion and bubbling to the off-side rear quarter, near-side front wing and off-side front wing
  • All of the external trim and badging looks to be in good order
  • Iconic electrically operated folding hardtop operates correctly
  • Original 16-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels are in reasonable condition, with a few marks and scuffs present
  • Underneath the car presents very nicely for its age, looking to be clean and straight, with no damage or notable corrosion we could identify
  • We're informed that the car has recently been subject to a full, professional interior and exterior valet


  • 3.2-litre V6 naturally aspirated engine
  • 5-speed automatic transmission
  • We're told the battery has been replaced recently and that the headlights have been upgraded to LEDs
  • The most recent MOT reports that one of the front fog lights is not working
  • Overall, the engine bay is very clean and tidy, with no signs of leaks or overheating that we could see
  • We're told by the vendor that the car drives and handles as it should, with no mechanical issues they are aware of


Offering the driver the luxury of both coupé and convertible driving experiences in one vehicle, we think the SLK is a sure-fire future classic. 

This handsome example benefits from a comprehensive service record, long MOT and lower than expected mileage, making it a great option as a fun daily driver or as something a bit special for the weekends. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2004
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SLK 320
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 69,106 Miles
  • Engine size 3199
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Torquay
  • Location Devon
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
15 bids from 6 bidders
  • sebasti•••• £2,500 29/11/22
  • patrick•••• £2,400 29/11/22
  • sebasti•••• £2,300 29/11/22
  • patrick•••• £2,200 29/11/22
  • sebasti•••• £2,100 29/11/22
  • patrick•••• £2,000 29/11/22
  • sebasti•••• £1,900 29/11/22
  • patrick•••• £1,800 29/11/22
  • sebasti•••• £1,700 29/11/22
  • patrick•••• £1,600 29/11/22

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