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  • Only 43,280 miles from new
  • Comprehensive service history with genuine Mercedes parts
  • Japanese import with the same specifications as the UK model
  • Immaculate interior with upgraded radio unit
  • Recent MOT with no advisories

The Appeal

The Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG is a rare find, especially one that has been as well-maintained as this example. The C55 marked the return of blistering V8s to the German brand's line up - after a long run of Supercharged V6 cars. The result was the fastest C-Class ever.

This car is a Japanese import, but don't let that deter you - it has the same specifications as the UK model, with the only difference being a few warning stickers in Japanese. The benefits should be obvious - Japan don't use salt on their roads, so this car arrived in the UK in distinctly solid order.

Since then, this C-Class has been kept in excellent condition, with a comprehensive service history that includes genuine Mercedes parts. The interior is immaculate, with an upgraded radio unit that features a reversing camera, DAB, CD, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB connection, iPod or iPhone connectivity, and Sat Nav.

History and Paperwork

  • Built in 2004 for the Japanese market
  • Purchased from a Mercedes collector in August 2016 as a Japanese import
  • One owner in Japan and two former registered keepers in the UK, including the current owner
  • Kept on the owner's driveway and covered
  • All replaced parts are genuine Mercedes parts
  • Last serviced on 26th July with 42,800 miles on the clock
  • Gearbox service conducted in February 2019
  • No advisories on the MOTs except in 2019, when it was advised that the tyres were cracking on the edges; these were replaced the same year with the original spec, make, and model

The Condition

  • Underside of the car is in good, solid order
  • Front bumper underneath has a small split due to hitting a curb (not visible unless looking underneath the vehicle)
  • Wheels have slight scuffs
  • Small dent on top of the boot lid
  • Vehicle is rare and has an understated look, with the only giveaway of its sporty persona being the quad exhaust
  • Apart from a small scuff on the passenger seat bolster, the interior is immaculate
  • No sign of any rips, tears, or significant wear
  • Carpets and headlining in good condition
  • Original radio was replaced with an upgraded version
  • New radio unit features a reversing camera, DAB, CD, Bluetooth phone connectivity, USB connection, iPod or iPhone connectivity, and Sat Nav
  • Alpine speaker box in the boot, controlled from a pad inside the armrest on the centre console
  • All features are functional

The Mechanics

  • 5430cc V8 powerplant
  • Automatic transmission with 6 gears
  • The car is a stock vehicle with no modifications
  • Engine bay is in good, solid order
  • We understand it's starting and driving as expected
  • No other work is required, and everything is fully operational


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2004
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model C Class C55 AMG
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 43,425 Miles
  • Engine size 5430
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Basildon
  • Location Essex
  • Country United Kingdom

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