Lot 1926


2002 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG Kompressor A Convertible
Reg. no. DDD 691
Chassis no. WDB2304742F037473
Engine no. 11399260007274
The fifth generation of the Mercedes SL line, the R230, was introduced to the world at the 2001 Frankfurt motor show, going on sale in November of that year. The car was designed with much input from computers; Mercedes had a facility called CAVE (Computer Aided Virtual Environment) and digital models of the new car and its systems were tested exhaustively on the supercomputer there. The end result was a car rather different in character from its predecessors – gone were the straight lines and bulkier appearance, in favour of a more sleek, swooping style that was reminiscent of the very first SL from 1954. Naturally, Mercedes in-house tuners AMG soon got their hands on the new model, inserting one of their renowned hand-built V8s to create the SL55 as offered here. Power was 493bhp, so this was a car capable of conveying two people extremely quickly, while still surrounded by the usual SL luxury.
This very smart example of an early SL55 AMG was last used in 2014; as such, it may benefit from some light recommissioning. Certainly it will require a new battery. The car comes with a V5c, several old MOTs and service history, and the last bill of sale from 2010.

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