2006 Mercedes-Benz SL


  • Year of manufacture 
  • Mileage 
    13 748 mi / 22 126 km
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  • Drive 
  • Condition 
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue / Purple
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First-generation R230 transformed by AMG. 13,748miles6-litre, twin-turbocharged, V12 producing 604bhp and 740lbs/ftDramatically presented in Chromaflair (Blue/Violet)withdual-spoke AMG alloysFabulousbespoke Designointerior intwo-tone leather (Vanilla Cream/Labrador Blue) with Pastel Yellow/Light Vanilla carpeting, blue contrasts and stitching and Blue Carbon TrimFull service history. Sevenrecorded services with the most recent at 11,943milesAbsolutely unique in the proper sense. We are in danger of running out of superlatives. Possibly the best-looking R230 in the WorldThe car visited Mercedes Benz of Swansea on 14/10/20 for an oil service and brake fluid changeAMG, the official performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has a long history of producing high-performance derivatives of Mercedes' standard production vehicles, and these improved versions enjoy an enthusiastic following worldwide. When the stunning SL55AMG was introduced in 2003 with its 5.4-litre V8 producing 476 BHP and a tree stump pulling 520lbs/ feet of torque it was naturally assumed it would remain top of the range, however, AMG had a further party-trick. A year later the SL 65 AMG arrived and was the new 'King of the Castle'. It retained the stylish looks and civilised manners of the rest of the range but was powered by a V12 leviathan capable of crushing the competition at a push of the accelerator. The twin-turbo, 6.0-litre engine delivers a remarkable 604hp which is tamed through an intricate network of safety features and keep-you-alive electronics. At 740 lbs-ft, the torque output is sufficient to keep you pinned in the immaculately stitched leather seats, in any gear at any time, whilst the five-speed automatic transmission with manual capability provides a good level of control. Distinctive 19" dual-spoke AMG-signature alloys camouflage the eight-piston caliper performance brakes and the suspension has been subtly tweaked to deal with the general increase in numbers. Performance is documented at 0-60mph in 3.6 secs and 0-100 mph in 7.5 seconds. All in all, a beautifully packaged amalgam of huge power, sumptuous comfort and window-rattling noise.This particular right-hand drive, UK-supplied car cost an incredible 179,880 Euros for the base UK car and then had 36,493 Euros of options factory-fitted when new in 2006. So, at a price of over 200,000 Euros when new, it seems particularly good value today, especially when you take in to account the nominalmileage of just 13,748.It was supplied by Mercedes-Benz Mayfair to Mr Aditya Mittal of the Mittal Steel Company Ltd. in March 2006 and the extensivehistory file contains all the service invoices from new in a neat folder and also the original factory order sheet detailing all of the thirty-six and a half thousand Euros worth of factory fitted options. This comprehensive service history and old MOTs confirm that the mileage is genuine and therefore warranted. The last service carried out on 13/10/20 by Mercedes Benz of Swansea.The SLis finished in thespectacular AMG colour of 'Chromaflair' (Blue/Violet), a complex hue which moves through various shades of deep metallic blue before morphing into violet/purple. Remarkable. The interior is simply incredible in Designo two-tone leather (Vanilla Cream/ Labrador Blue) with Pastel Yellow/Light Vanilla carpeting, blue contrasts and stitching and Blue Carbon Trim andneeds to be seen to be fully appreciated. The R230 SL is generally acknowledged as one of the most beautiful cars ever to emerge from the design departmentat Mercedes-Benz and this example is simply the most exquisitethat we have ever seen. Thecar's massive specification is simply too complicated and lengthyto list here but, fortunately, the history file provides the full details of the original order, as well as all of the service and maintenance work which has been carried out at main franchised Mercedes-Benz dealers throughout.29/05/07 1,007 M-B Chelsea28/06/06 1,789 M-B Chelsea20/05/10 2,468 M-B Brooklands02/03/12 5,213 M-B Brooklands24/02/14 8,605 M-B Collingdale14/02/16 11,943 M-B Guildford13/04/16 11,943 M-B Guildford 14/10/20 13,739 M-B SwanseaWhen viewing opens for this auction please make a note to look at this particular car. You will not have seen one before in this colour scheme and to this unique specification and it really is worth viewing. An amazing and highly collectable top of the range V12 classic SL offered in outstanding condition. It's accompanied by thefull book-packwith all manuals and official service booklet as well as a complete set of spare keys.You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October 12th November. Please contact Nick on 07831 440 158 or [email protected] secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail.The health & safety of both our customers and team remainthe utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.2006 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG (R230)https://youtu.be/zgytKAXQNyEfalse