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£16,500

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2003 Mercedes SL Class R230 SL55 AMG

  • Right Hand Drive
  • 50,059 Miles
  • Automatic, 5 speed
  • Petrol
  • 5400cc
  • 2003
  • YM03HZS
  • Silver
  • Private seller
  • Poulton-le-Fylde, United Kingdom

Description

2003 SL55 AMG in brilliant silver.
50059 miles.
First registered June 2003.
Selling on behalf of my Dad, who has had a CLS55, C63, ML63 in the past. Bought as a weekend summer car (after buying a EV and then instantly regretting not having a V8 any more!). We spent a long time searching for this car.

Completely standard with no modifications.

Good service history. 9 service stamps, mix of main dealer/ specialist.
Stamped at 9940, 18413, 28659, 31020, 40387, 43386, 48152, 49856, 50051
Lots of receipts. Recent Michelin PS3 rear tyres, continental with loads of life left on the front. Perfect grey leather interior. Roof in perfect working order with no leaks or issues. Body work dent free and fantastic original paint. Wheels are kerb mark free but could do with a refurb as the lacquer is starting to fail.

Previous owner has the car in dry storage for number of years, whilst he did extensive house renovation work hence some gaps in the MOT and service history. Some light recommisioning work including rear ABC struts was carried out before it went back on the road.

Recent MOT with no advisories and A service including new fuel pump.
All brakes have lots of life left. This car is ready to go and needs nothing.

V5 shows 8 previous owners. However this is acually 7. The car was registered in our business name shortly after purchasing.

My dad has owned this car since July 2022 and has done quite alot of work to keep the Car in great condition as he had in mind he would have the car for a long time. This included new batteries, gearbox and diff service and routine annual service. All done at our local Merc specialist who has looked after our cars for over 10 years.

Currently in storage in our ware house.

Glorious car, with low milage in fantastic condition. Such a shame its not being used and needs to be passed on to someone who will cherish it as much as my dad has and use the car.



Veiwing is reccomended to truly understand the cars great condition.
Price is fixed. The car was bought right after my dad got a Tesla Model X. After a decade of true AMG ownership—including a CLS55, C63, and ML63—he instantly missed the roar of an AMG V8. He had always fancied an SL back in the early 2000s, but back then, an SL wasn’t a practical choice. He always said the sound of a Kompressor AMG was the best, with a special fondness for the CLS. So, when he retired and became an 100% certified "empty nester," 2022 was the perfect year to get the SL55 AMG. I must add that this car is not just for "empty nesters", any true petrolhead will appreciate this car.

The 475bhp M113K AMG supercharged V8 has a distinctive noise that I can only describe as reminiscent of a Spitfire, echoing the soundtrack of the SLR McLaren. Its low-end grunt makes accelerating to 60 in just under 4. 5 second effortless, yet it remains docile when needed. No V8 sounds quite like it, not even modern AMG cars. The supercharger adds a unique element to the soundtrack, a feature you don’t get anymore.

Adding to the excitement is the ability to put the roof down, bringing the dramatic sound even closer. Back in 2003, this car cost nearly £96, 000 and was a true work of art, filled with technology that you would expect in today's 2024 AMG cars, just without all the fuss!

After driving the other AMG`s over the last decade, this car feels special and is a deffinately true future classic. A classic that has the true old school AMG blood that unfortunatley is getting phased out in the era of over complicated hybrid-smaller capicity enigines being bolted into todays Amg cars. You wont see a other AMG car like this in the future.

Vehicle background

Has the vehicle ever been imported?

No

Is there any outstanding finance?

No

Has the vehicle ever been declared a total loss?

No

Has there ever been any major structural issues which needed work?

No

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Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, United Kingdom
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