2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Auto (R171)


  • 5,439cc M113 E55 V8 Engine
  • Great maintenance record 
  • Presented in sublime condition 
  • Recent ceramic paint protection 


Mercedes’ compact roadster arrived in style back in 1997, impressing critics with its premium image, all-year-round usability and thrilling driving experience. In 2004, the SLK’s reputation was heightened further with the release of the second generation model the R171. 

The R171 generation of the deluxe roadsters' superior prominence took the SLK to new levels, with a more agile feel, a more modern luxurious cabin and the option for a serious amount of power in the form of Mercedes’ incredible M113 V8 engine. 

Presented exceptionally well, this 2008 SLK55 AMG impresses with its gracious, athletic appearance and sporty, luxurious interior. It's gorgeously poised but the real delight comes from the turn of the key and feeling, hearing and experiencing that commanding V8. 
Very much a rarity, the SLK55 was an expensive option in its heyday resulting in very few ever being produced. 

This low mileage Obsidian Black example has been subject to a very nurtured existence, spending the first nine years in the South Of France before finding itself in the pleasant county of Somerset. Kept stored in a heated garage during its time in the UK the car is accompanied by an excellent documented maintenance record. 

Opportunities to own good, well-maintained SLK55s do not come up often and as such this exceptional car should feature high on any potential buyers list.


  • Private registration NOT included 
  • UK registered 21st June 2008 
  • 3 previous owners 
  • Current owner from January 2019 
  • V5c present 
  • Manufacturer's backpack present 
  • Quantum tuning certificate dated 2017 
  • An array of past MOT certificates present 
  • Will be provided with new 12 Month MOT upon sale 
  • Large folder of maintenance invoices including service history 
  • Full documented maintenance history since registration in 2008 
  • Used and kept in the South of France for the first 9 years of ownership 
  • Purchased by the current vendor's close friend in 2017 
  • Purchased by vendor from their close friend in 2019 


  • Exceptionally presented with no sign of wear 
  • Sporty luxury and comfortable environment 
  • AMG Gull-Wing Nappa Leather in Black and Red 
  • Leather presented excellently 
  • Black Carpet in superb unworn condition 
  • Aluminium trim 
  • AMG Performance Steering wheel 
  • Shift paddles 
  • Air-scarf heating system 
  • Heated seats with 10-way electric adjustment and 3-position memory 
  • Dual-zone climate control 
  • Command Radio with Harman Kardon Logic & Surround Sound 
  • Command APS with navigation 
  • The radio screen contains small marks 
  • Auto headlights 
  • Cruise control 
  • The rear boot space is clean with spare wheel and tool kit present 


  • Stunning condition 
  • Attractive and alluring Roadster 
  • Recent G-Technic Ceramic Glaze 
  • Obsidian Black Metallic paint in excellent condition 
  • Electrohydraulic retractable steel folding hard top 
  • 18-inch staggered-width AMG thin-spoke monoblock alloy wheels 
  • Formula 1-style nose with black grille crossfins 
  • AMG Formula 1-style front air dam with mesh air intakes, side skirts and rear apron 
  • Colour-coded AMG rear lip spoiler 
  • Quad chrome-tipped exhaust 
  • Front & rear parking sensors 
  • Bi-Xenon headlights 
  • Headlight washer system 


  • Incredible performance & soundtrack 
  • 5,439cc AMG-build SOHC 24-valve V8 
  • Aluminium-alloy cylinder block 
  • Remapped to 390 hp / 540 nm torque 
  • Naturally aspirated 
  • 7-speed automatic 
  • Rear-wheel drive 
  • Excellently maintained 
  • 12 months MOT will be supplied 
  • Reported to run perfectly and start without fault 
  • Only 782 covered since the last MOT & Service 


This SLK55 is in outstanding condition thanks to its meticulous care over the years. With only 28,638 miles completed in its 16 years, this powerful roadster has a lot more to give. Its petite stature and powerful running gear are an astounding combination, providing thrilling euphoria with every gear change and enchanting exhilaration with every exhaust burble.

The quick folding roof changes the car from coupé to convertible in seconds, so whatever time of year, you can enjoy the magic of this Mercedes SLK55.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2008
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SLK55 AMG (R171)
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 28,638 Miles
  • Engine size 5439
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Weston-super-Mare
  • Location Somerset
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
20 bids
  • ph•••• £19,250 06/06/23
  • an•••• £19,000 06/06/23
  • ph•••• £18,750 06/06/23
  • se•••• £18,500 06/06/23
  • mi•••• £18,250 06/06/23
  • se•••• £18,000 06/06/23
  • mi•••• £17,750 06/06/23
  • Ri•••• £17,500 06/06/23
  • mi•••• £17,250 06/06/23
  • Ri•••• £17,000 06/06/23

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