"The fifth generation of the legendary SL series of two door convertible sports cars was known as the R230. It featured a fully retractable hardtop that was marketed as the Vario Roof, a first for the SL class although it had been available on the smaller SLK model since 1997. The flagship models were built by AMG in the form of the SL55 and SL65, both highly tuned versions of the SL500 and SL600 respectively. The SL55 was powered by a mighty supercharged version of the 5.5 litre, V8 which produced 493bhp and achieved 0-62 in 4.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 155mph (governed). In theory the SL55 could reach 190mph if the car was derestricted but for many, the acceleration and top speed is impressive enough in its standard form!
This delightful example has been well looked after by the fastidious vendor. Originally registered on 9th January 2004, this SL55 has covered a mere 28,996 miles in over fifteen years on the road, the mileage is verified by a comprehensive service history. Presented in silver with charcoal interior and benefitting from a recent set of brake discs and pads, together with new tyres, this Mercedes-Benz has a panoramic hardtop. These stylish sportscars are magnificent to drive and are hugely popular due to their ability to sit in traffic or travel at exceptional speed (where permitted) in comfort. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 3rd April 2020; what a great way to enjoy the summer."