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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 (R170)

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  • Mileage~22,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine2.3L
  • LocationNewcastle


1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 (R170)

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Kristina Leikaite
Professional Consigner

A cute two-seater with neat visual design cues - this roadster is rather nippy with its supercharged 2.3L engine.

The SLK-Class was first launched in 1996, and was built at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen until production ended in 2020. SLK is derived from sporty (sportlich), lightweight (leight), and short (kurz). This is the first generation of SLK, known internally as the R170, and penned by the famous Bruno Sacco. The idea behind the SLK-Class was to attract young professionals looking for a good time in a fun sports car. The SLK roadster offers just that in a small two-seat roadster form with a folding hardtop.

This SLK has been in Richard's family since new, and has only covered a mere ~22,000 over its 23 years. Originally owned by Richard's mother who really treasured this 'Brilliant Silver Metallic' example as her weekend car.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Kristina after meeting Richard the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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We're there every step of your buying journey and will even arrange pick-up and delivery of your new vehicle.

Meet the owner

Mum has driven this example across Europe several times, there's nothing quite like driving over the Col du Petit Saint-Bernard to Italy.

Richards's late mum was quite the car enthusiast, having owned a handful of 60s spitfires after leaving university. At the beginning of 1999 she really liked the look of the new SLK concept and therefore began looking for one. The waiting list was close to 2 years, although she managed to find a new example after looking through sales in the Sunday paper.

His mum was quite set on it being silver over black leather, just like the classic 50s SL, which the SLK was largely inspired by. Richard mentions, this was always her second car, garaged and saved for the weekend or holidays.

Richard inherited the car around 7 years ago and is the second registered owner. He's used the car very occasionally over that time, but believes it is time to sell now, due to lack of use and would love to see it enjoyed by another enthusiast. He will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

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A compact 2 seater roadster, the diminutive package makes it ideal for zipping around in.

Wheels and Tyres

The original 16" alloy wheels look good all around on this example, with no obvious curb damage noted but some very slight corrosion around the centres, a common fault with alloys like this.

They are wrapped in Michelin Primacy HP on each corner and dated 2006. There appears to be a good amount of tread left on each tyre.


The bodywork on this car is of a very high standard, as you would expect from low mileage and careful ownership, and having been stored in a garage throughout its life has definitely helped.

The shut lines and panel gaps all look great and flush with no signs of accident repairs in the past, with the underside of the car looking to be clean and solid without any damage.

We have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.


Finished in a classic Mercedes-Benz "Brilliant Silver Metallic" which contrasts very nicely with the black leather interior.

The paint looks even in finish and colour across all the panels. Again, please take time to review all the images and videos showing the paint from different angles and reflections, to assess the condition for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this example looks in original condition and in line with the low mileage.

The window seals look good too and are in line with the rest of the condition of the car, with folding hard top working with no issue.


A cosy cockpit, luxuriously equipped with features you'd expect in from Mercedes-Benz and comfortable leather seats.

Seats and Carpets

Comfortable black leather sports seats await you in this example. Both seats are in great condition and in line with the age and mileage and show very little signs of wear.

The black SLK carpets appear in line with the rest of the car, i.e. in great condition along with the door cards and headlining.


The dashboard presents in great condition, with classic clear, informative and legible Mercedes-Benz dials.

The dials, controls, and switches are in great condition, and all are said to be functional.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

A 4-spoke Mercedes-Benz steering wheel presents in original condition with no obvious signs of wear, equipped with an SRS airbag. The gear-shifter looks in similar condition, along with the patterned centre console trim.

Take a look at the high-resolution images and videos for a closer view.


The 2.3L supercharged Kompressor engine like the rest of the SLK is a diminutive package well suited to the chassis.

Engine and Gearbox

Equipped with the 2.3L supercharged Kompressor engine (as in the C-Class) which will hit 60MPH in ~6.4 seconds and tap out at 148MPH.

We've captured a detailed mechanical video that shows the car out on the road and a view under and around the engine bay. Please take a look at the detailed media pack to see a closer view of the clean mechanics.

Suspension and Brakes

Mercedes has created the stiffest bodyshell in the class, so it's no surprise to find that this in turn makes the car one of the safest of its kind.

Richard reports this SLK upholds its prompt stopping power and handling capabilities. Both the suspension and brakes are in full working order with no unusual sounds or vibrations when driven.

The Drive

One sporty roadster you'll definitely want to consider for summer. The combination of the supercharged Kompressor 2.3L with the small and sporty bodyshell creates an engaging drive around town or country roads.

Electrics and Other

The electrical aspects of the car are said to all be up to scratch, highly original and fully working. The car has been said to have spent its life garaged.

History and Paperwork

A lovely low mileage example of a classic in the making - this compact 2 seat roadster is ideal for shooting about in, and coming to market just in time for the good weather.

The car is sold with a good amount of history, having been in the family since new. You can see the paper MOT history with the car, and online too. The start of the cars life, it was serviced by the main dealer in 2 year intervals, and then it moved to specialist. It's covered less than ~1,000 miles in the last 10 years.

Richard will be happy to answer any questions you may have in the comments below.

We've actioned our usual checks on; Seller ID, V5C, HPi clear.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
26.10.2021 MOT 22,731
18.06.2019 MOT 22,625
04.10.2017 MOT 22,570
08.07.2016 MOT 22,426
09.07.2015 MOT 22,044
30.05.2014 MOT 22,031
13.06.2013 MOT 21,980
11.06.2012 MOT 21,933
10.06.2011 MOT 21,812
02.06.2010 MOT 20,897
26.10.2010 Service (MD) 21,672
02.06.2009 MOT 19,764
20.10.2008 Service (MD) 19,327
12.06.2008 MOT 18,512
12.06.2007 MOT 18,116
02.10.2006 Service (MD) 15,848
22.05.2006 MOT 15,508
27.04.2004 Service (MD) 13,988
07.08.2002 Service (MD) 11,146
02.08.2000 Service (MD) 3,741
Key Details
  • ModelSLK320
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date27.05.1999
  • CC2,295
  • Mileage~22,000
  • HistoryFull MD
  • ColourBrilliant Silver Metallic
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WDB1704472F087019
  • Engine #1119732204105
  • MOTYes. Exp - 25.10.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers1
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandMichelin
  • Tyre Age2006
  • Security SysYes
  • # of Keys2
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned23 years - Family since new
  • Key FeatureLow mileage