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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG

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£17,490

  • Mileage~37,000
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine5.4L
  • LocationSoham

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG

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Introduction

Jon Dixon
Professional Consigner

Presented in excellent condition, this SL 55 AMG is a great example of the marques sports convertible.

A step-change in the SL line with the introduction of the folding hard-top, and the AMG version fitted with a stonking 5.4L V8. Mercedes-Benz engineers claim that when unrestricted, the car could reach a top speed of 208MPH, perfect for those German Autobahns.

The 5.4L Kompressor V8 gives you plenty of power, whilst the whole experience is further enhanced with the automated metal folding roof for those sunny days. This example can be considered a low mileage one, about 50% of the average miles compared to others available on the market, and the engines on these cars are known to go on for miles and miles.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Jon after visiting and photographing the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Having owned the vehicle for some 3 years, a change in circumstance means it needs a new home now.

Kevin has owned this car for over 3 years. Covering a couple of thousand miles when he first bought the car, he's actually stored the car for most of the preceding years.

With the lack of use he's had, the time has come to find the car a new home where it will be used. With the car having been stored, it's now been professionally cleaned and serviced, along with getting a fresh MOT so that the new owner will be able to enjoy this car from the get go.

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Exterior

Vents, flares from the AMG facelift makes this example all the more exciting.

Wheels and Tyres

The 18" 5 twin-spoke AMG alloys are in very good order. Please view the photos and videos and see the quality for yourself. Grey AMG callipers add to the classy style the car possesses.

Wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero tyres made in 2017 that have covered around 5,000 miles since installation.

Bodywork

Upon our visit, we saw no signs of dents or damage to the wonderful bodywork. All shut lines looked in good condition too.

The style of the car has aged well and still looks a delight on the road today.

Paint

Silver Metallic paint has been kept in excellent condition. Looking at the media we couldn't see any stone chips either, showing great care this sports car has had over the years.

Lots of pictures and a video walk-around showing the car from different angles etc, you can see the paint is even in finish and colour across all of the bodywork, an excellent example.

Glass and Trim

All looks excellent across this fine example. AMG detailing is always a delight to see and all looks in fantastic condition.

The extra grills/vents on this car just give it that extra edge, making it look just that bit more special than a standard SL.

Interior

If you thought the outside is good, wait till you open that door and sit in the drivers seat.

Seats and Carpets

Leather electrically adjustable seats are in immaculate condition due to the low-mileage the car possesses and gratitude to all owners who have cared for the car since 2004. Don't worry if it gets a bit cold as heated seats will warm you up!

Carpets are in line with the rest of the car - clean, vibrant and cared for.

Dashboard

All dials and gauges look great and very clean in the 'Interior Review' video.

The rest of the dash looks good with the leather still tightly bound in all areas. The AMG detailing on the dials remind you that although you're sitting in luxury, there's sports derived performance under the hood.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Both in excellent condition with no issues.

The automatic gear lever's leather is looking really good for its age too! Above, you will find the in-car entertainment system with CD & telephone functionality.

Mechanics

Hand-built by an AMG technician, this SL 55 AMG bursts into life on first asking just as you'd expect.

Engine and Gearbox

As mentioned, the 5.4L supercharged V8 engine is quite something. In the cold start video, we notice no abnormalities and the engine settles into a smooth tick over.

The gears operate through a 5-speed automatic transmission and we are assured that the Mercedes-Benz goes through the them effortlessly.

Suspension and Brakes

The underside of the car looks free from rust and corrosion, and a clean MOT report with regards anything to do with the suspension.

The ventilated drilled disc brakes are looking in a healthy condition. At the front, you have 360mm discs with 8 piston fixed callipers, whilst the rear plays host to 330mm / 4 piston.

The Drive

These cars are great to drive and offer an executive and sporty experience all in one go. This stunning coupe can reach 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and provides more torque than realistically needed for day-to-day driving, regardless, it's there at your disposal.

Electrics and Other

As mentioned the car comes with an entertainment system with Bose speakers, electric windows and electrically adjustable seats that offer comfort and convenience.

History and Paperwork

Having a great service record, low mileage count and few owners, this is a great well kept example.

A stamped service history book has been pictured as part of the sale. We are currently waiting for more invoices detailing the most recent service and all the maintenance that has been carried out. MOT is valid until 05.05.2021, carried out when the service in preparation for sale was completed.

Car Features:
Climate Control - Cruise Control - Electrically adjustable and heated seats - Seat memory settings - Electric windows - In-car entertainment - Bose speakers - Leather interior trim w/suede - Alarm - Computer, AMG 5 twin-spoke alloys.

Checks carried out by us:
- Photo ID of seller.
- V5 checked against seller's photo ID.
- HPi checked and clear.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
14.07.2020 Service 37,584
06.05.2020 MOT 37,568
26.06.2019 MOT 37,541
01.09.2017 MOT 32,705
20.01.2017 Service 30,215
29.01.2016 Service 29,387
15.01.2014 Service 25,986
25.01.2013 Service 23,841
18.01.2012 Service 23,638
05.08.2010 Service 23,309
22.04.2009 Service 22,743
30.11.2008 Service 21,979
15.02.2007 Service 15,576
08.07.2005 Service 5,616
Key Details
  • ModelSL 55 AMG
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Reg. Date2004
  • CC5,439cc
  • Mileage~37,000
  • ColourSilver Metallic
  • Interior ColourLight Grey
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WDB2304742F072961
  • MOT05.2021
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Tyre BrandPirelli P-Zero
  • Tyre Age3 Years
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned3 years
  • Key FeatureLow Mileage







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£16,500 bid by PaulSmith 02.09.2020 @ 20:01:37
Adam
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RESERVE MET – on sale – good luck everyone – a great car.

£16,250 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 02.09.2020 @ 20:00:04
£16,000 bid by PaulSmith 02.09.2020 @ 19:59:43
£15,500 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 02.09.2020 @ 19:58:01
£15,250 bid by PaulSmith 02.09.2020 @ 19:50:17
Adam
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Hi all – I’m on duty tonight. I’ll let you know when the reserve has been met. It’s very very near now. Don’t let this rare car get away!

£15,000 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 02.09.2020 @ 19:39:20
£14,750 bid by HarryH 02.09.2020 @ 19:38:47
£14,250 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 02.09.2020 @ 19:30:16
£14,000 bid by HarryH 02.09.2020 @ 19:29:41
£13,750 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 02.09.2020 @ 19:14:46
£13,500 bid by HarryH 02.09.2020 @ 19:01:26
PaulSmith
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PaulSmith

Picture 106 shows a mark on the panel, is this actually a mark in the paintwork or a reflection, thanks

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Hi Paul, pretty sure it is a reflection of a duck in the distance! You’ll see the location differs on the image after and before. Watch the video of that bit of the panel and you’ll see it much better; https://youtu.be/Mt1qfq8fyUY

£13,000 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 02.09.2020 @ 12:19:18
spacepad
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spacepad

just quick question why is it on q plate m

£12,500 bid by spacepad 02.09.2020 @ 12:11:20
£12,000 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 01.09.2020 @ 23:03:53
£11,500 bid by spacepad 01.09.2020 @ 22:09:59
£11,000 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 01.09.2020 @ 21:34:05
£10,500 bid by Tonym3110 01.09.2020 @ 21:02:11
PaulSmith
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PaulSmith

Hi, is the ABC working ok without signs of any leaks. Is there any sign of water leaks into the boot? Is there any receipts showing any large cost elements. Thanks, Paul

Jai
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Jai

How many owners

Kulraj Salh
Admin

4 previous owners as per the V5C

Harry Gaynon
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Harry Gaynon

How many owners ?? Pls

Kulraj Salh
Admin

4 previous owners as per the V5C.

£10,000 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 31.08.2020 @ 13:51:42
£9,500 bid by spacepad 31.08.2020 @ 13:31:05
£9,000 bid by Drewman0901 31.08.2020 @ 13:26:10
£8,750 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 31.08.2020 @ 13:03:45
£8,500 bid by Drewman0901 31.08.2020 @ 12:45:42
£8,000 bid by laurence.cook@btinternet.com 31.08.2020 @ 11:02:15
laurence.cook@btinternet.com
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laurence.cook@btinternet.com

How is the Parrot Blue tooth installed, ie if it was removed would it leave any trace on the dashboard ?

pabellinger@gmail.com
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pabellinger@gmail.com

Do you have a picture with the hood and is it in working order?

Cheers Paul

Kulraj Salh
Admin

Pictures uploaded to exterior gallery, starting with this one; https://www.tradeclassics.com/auctions/mercedes/2004-mercedes-benz-sl-55-amg-2/#gallery8-159

£7,205 bid by Steve505 30.08.2020 @ 21:57:24
rocky
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rocky

The brake discs and pads been changed in your ownership?

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