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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

The Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG was launched in 2002 and was the fastest automatic car in the world at that time. Styling changes over the standard SLs included:

  • A different front bumper and grille
  • Redesigned side skirts and rear bumper
  • Quad exit exhaust tips
  • 18-inch multi-spoke wheels

The 5.4-litre supercharged V8 powered the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic gearbox. This combination translates to a power output of 493bhp and a top speed limited to 250km/h, although if derestricted it can reach over 300km/h. For a comfortable GT car, it had impressive acceleration too, hitting 100km/h from a standstill in just 4.5 seconds. Performance-tuned suspension and 8-piston front brake callipers meant that this performance was manageable.

The SL55 AMG was known to be a very high specification car with a list of extras included a Bose audio system, bi-xenon headlamps, ventilated sports seats, cruise control and electronic parking assistance by means of the Parktronic system. Along with those, you also got some electronic driver aids to enhance the overall driving experience such as ABS, stability control, body roll control and traction control.

This Example:

Delivered new on the 25th of April 2003 from Sandown Motors in Sandton. It is finished in the desirable colour combination of Brilliant Silver Metallic (744M) with red leather interior. Optional extras ordered on this SL55 AMG include:

219 - COLLISION WARNING RADAR

220 - PARKING AID

352 - OPERATION AND MONITORING SYSTEM COMAND (NAVIGATION + RADIO/CASSETTE)

401 - COMFORT FRONT SEATS WITH VENTILATION AND SEAT HEATERS

475 - TYRE PRESSURE CONTROL

481 - UNDERSHIELDS

500 - OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR LEFT AND RIGHT, FOLDING

524 - PAINTCOAT PRESERVATION

618 - HALOGEN LAMP UNIT WITH HIGH BEAM/LOW BEAM/FOG LIGHT (R.H. TRAFFIC)

668 - 662 + 666 (TYRES 275/55 R 17 WITH LIGHT METAL WHEELS)

803 - MODEL YEAR CHANGE LAST DIGIT SHOWS THE RESPECTIVE NEW MODEL YEAR

810 - SOUND PACKAGE (BOSE)

819 - CD CHANGER - ALPINE - IN TRUNK

853 - PRODUCTION TEST BM 124125

860 - TELEVISION TUNER

882 - PASSENGER COMPARTMENT PROTECTION/TOWING-OFF PROTECTION (WITH ANTI-THEFT WARNING SYSTEM ONLY)

889 - KEYLESS-GO

989 - IDENTIFICATION LABEL UNDER WINDSHIELD

U12 - FLOOR MATS, VELOURS

The original service book and operation manuals are present with regular services stamped. The last service showing in the book was stamped in December 2015 at 150 642km.

Invoices for the following maintenance are available on request:

  • 6 May 2016 – 151 424km – Mercedes-Benz dealer
  • 13 April 2017 – 154 314km – Mercedes-Benz dealer
  • 29 Sept 2017 – Mercedes-Benz independent specialist
  • 6 March 2018 – Mercedes-Benz independent specialist
  • 19 March 2018 – Mercedes-Benz independent specialist
  • 23 March 2018 – Mercedes-Benz independent specialist

Went through a 60-point check at Mercedes-Benz prior to being listed on auction with the feedback below.

Main items:

  • Replace engine mountings
  • Replace two strut rods on front axle
  • Replace lower engine compartment panelling
  • Replace onboard electrical system battery – done – November 2021

Other minor items:

  • Replace wiper blades
  • Replace Mercedes-Benz emblem
  • Replace front radiator grille
  • Replace two pneumatic springs for boot
  • Replace two tyres

Not noted by Mercedes-Benz in the 60-point check above, the ABC (Active Body Control) fault light does come up when the car has been parked and the car moves to its lowest suspension setting. Apart from this fault, when this SL55 AMG is fired up, it runs and drives very well and is cosmetically good. The rims are unmarked but the radiator grille does need repair.

This is an opportunity to secure an AMG performance convertible at a fraction of its original purchase price. The correct buyer who invests time and a bit of money on the areas that require attention will unlock the potential of this example and reap the rewards and enjoyment for the price of an entry-level Korean hatchback.

Available to view by appointment in Cape Town.

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Special Features


Condition rating: 114/140

Quick Facts


Reference: LOT-000154
Seller: Private
Year: 2003
Manufacturer: Mercedes-Benz
Model: SL55 AMG
Derivative: -
Service History: Partial
Mileage: 166,250 Km
Engine Size: 5.4-litre
Engine Type: V8
Fuel Type: Petrol
Transmission: 5 Automatic
Layout: Front engine - rear-wheel drive
Power Output: 493 BHP
Exterior: Brilliant Silver Metallic
Interior: Red

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Bidding

Bidding Information - 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

Estimated Price Range:

R 250,000.00 - R 285,000.00

Highest Bid:

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Total Bids:

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Friday, 03 December, 2021 - 08:00

End Date:

Thursday, 09 December, 2021 - 18:00


Comments

BOKAMOSOCLEANING
BOKAMOSOCLEANING
2 days, 21 hours ago

Will like to bid for this vehicle


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