• Stunning example in great colour combination
  • 3.0-litre V6
  • Comprehensive history file
  • Genuine low mileage car in fabulous condition

The Appeal

With its first SLK, Mercedes-Benz set a new trend for power-operated retractable hardtops, which offered greater stiffness and refinement than traditional soft-top roadsters and were altogether more mature. 

The first generation of SLK, the R170, was hugely popular from the outset but later developed a reputation for indifferent build quality. The R171 that followed it was measurably better, as well as much sharper in the performance and handling departments – the same concept, but refined and built properly and fa rmore resilient to corrosion. And that’s what we have here. 

It’s a truly lovely example of the second-generation SLK from enthusiast ownership, and with an impressive maintenance record, initially serviced by main dealers and looked after by independents since. Having only covered 38,192 miles from new, it’s probably one of the best SLK 280s you’ll find on the market today. 

It has benefitted from diligent maintenance throughout its life and is presented in superb order with an impressive history file, as well as lots of desirable extras, a sought-after V6 engine and a great colour combination, with red Designo leather and Mercedes-Benz’s ‘Airscarf’ high-level heating system.

The History and Paperwork

  • Original book pack, manuals and certificate of conformity
  • Service book stamped to 33,000 miles
  • Independent service invoices thereafter
  • UK V5C and old V5Cs showing three previous owners 
  • Cherished plate included in sale
  • New MOT to be issued on collection – currently tested to June 2024 with no advisory notices on previous test
  • Two keys
  • Only 3,000 miles covered in past four years

The Condition

  • Iconic Iridium Silver
  • No scuffs, marks or damage other than some tiny touched-in stone chips on one rear arch
  • Alloy wheels in immaculate order
  • Recnet new Continental tyres all-round
  • No headlight deterioration
  • ‘Airscarf’ upper air flow heating system
  • Incredible specification
  • Gorgeous Designo red leather seats with minimal wear
  • Heated seats
  • Mercedes COMAND Satnav and DVD player
  • Built-in telephone system
  • Cruise control and speed limiter
  • Perfectly functional folding metal Vario-Roof
  • Original Mercedes-Benz wind deflector as well as aftermarket transparent deflector and case

The Mechanics

  • Full service history
  • 3.0-litre V6
  • 227bhp
  • 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission
  • Recent new battery
  • According to the vendor the car drives without fault and has no known issues

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2006
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model SLK Class
  • Colour Silver
  • Odometer 38,192 Miles
  • Engine size 2996
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Melton Mowbury
  • Location Leicestershire
  • Country United Kingdom

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