Full Service History, Long MOT, Convertible
A car that’s equal parts exhilarating and practical. It’s like a world-class gymnast who also happens to be an astrophysicist. This lovable beast is the answer to the question, "Can you have a supercar that won't require you to sell your grandmother's antique silverware?"
Let's start with the basics. This car had a base price around £91, 500 (£158, 250 inflation adjusted) when new. But now, thanks to the magic of depreciation, you can own this piece of automotive history for a fraction of its original cost. This car proves that you don't need a banker's salary to enjoy the supercar experience.
Nestled under the bonnet is a 5. 4-litre supercharged V8, a fire-breathing monster that produces a whopping 469 horsepower and 700Nm of torque. It'll launch you from 0-60 mph in a mere 4. 4 seconds, making it the fastest way to get a speeding ticket... in the world. And the retractable hardtop? It's as ingenious as the invention of the wheel itself – the perfect solution for those British days when the weather can't decide whether it's in Miami or Manchester.
A thrill to drive with rear-wheel drive and a top speed electronically governed to 157mph, it's hard to imagine the car not capable of reaching speeds over 200mph if derestricted. It's like a cheetah that's been held back by a leash, just waiting to break free and unleash its full potential.
This SL55 AMG has had eight previous keepers, which is not too unusual for a car of this age. It's finished in a stunning 'brilliant silver' paint, paired with a sleek black interior. The desirable turbine multi-spoke AMG alloy wheels add a touch of class and complete the car's look. They're like the perfect set of earrings to complement a beautiful dress.
But the real beauty of this car is that it's ULEZ exempt, making it an excellent choice for city driving. Performing well on long drives and around town, it’s like a faithful companion that's always there when you need it.
This particular SL55 remains untouched by the hands of overzealous modifiers. It's just been pampered with a full service, including attention to the suspension and roof mechanism, ensuring it's ready to delight its next owner. It's like a thoroughbred racehorse that's just had a spa day. Although it has a few minor quirks, such as the driver's heated seat deciding to join a monastery and a few rebellious pixels in the instrument cluster and screen, they pale in comparison to the car's overall beauty and value, like a faint mark on an exquisite gem.
This remarkable automobile, though not without its idiosyncrasies, remains in a usable and drivable state. It may require a gentle nudge here and there to fully lower the roof and raise the rear window quarter glass, but once those tasks are accomplished, the car is ready to conquer the road. It's worth noting that when parked and left alone, the front right corner tends to sag, but fear not, for as soon as the engine roars to life, the car effortlessly elevates itself to the correct suspension height and embarks on its journey with utmost grace and poise.
This car's full service history is a testament to its previous owners' meticulous care, with almost £50, 000 worth of invoices to prove it. It's like having a detailed diary of the car's entire life, from birth to present day. And with that kind of meticulous care, you know that this car has been loved and cherished by its previous owners.
This car is an early example of the R230 SL-Class with AMG power, and it has aged very well indeed. It's like a fine wine that has only gotten better with age. It's also been famously counted among the many fans of Jeremy Clarkson, who described its exhaust noise as being “like a World War Two fighter.” And if that's not enough, Autocar magazine judged it to be a superb used car in 2017, calling it “a dream car for Ford Mondeo money.”
In its heyday, the SL55 AMG was the choice of celebrities and athletes alike, drawn to its intoxicating blend of power and luxury. It even had a starring role in the iconic movie "Bad Boys II," ensuring its place in the annals of automotive history.
Whether it's tackling a winding B-road or cruising through city streets, this car is as versatile as a well-equipped caravan – only much, much faster. It's a testament to German engineering, capable of giving Porsches and Lamborghinis a run for their money, all without leaving your wallet feeling like it's been mugged.
Don't miss out on this 2002 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG, a charming blend of performance, luxury, and just enough quirks to make it endearing - this is one supercar that won't require you to mortgage your house.
Full Service History, Long MOT, Convertible
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