26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

 
Lot 46
 

2002 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG
Only 48,000 miles

Sold for £19,688

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: HF52 WUP
Chassis No: WDB2304742F030798
MOT: April 2024

  • Only 48,000 miles on the odometer and well-specified from new
  • Finished in special order Designo Mystic Red and rumoured to be the only SL55 finished in this colour
  • The beneficiary of some £7,000 worth of expenditure in 2021-2022
  • An undoubted modern classic and one of those cars which is more than a sum of its parts, the SL55 AMG enjoys something of a cult following

PLEASE NOTE: The registration number shown in the images is not included in the sale.

PLEASE NOTE: This lot is offered with a no advisory MOT certificate until April 2024.

Notable as the most powerful production car ever fielded by Mercedes-Benz upon its launch in 2002, the SL55 AMG received rave reviews from the contemporary motoring press. Boasting one of the greatest engines of the 2000s, its supercharged 5.5 litre V8 produced some 476bhp and 700Nm of torque (the latter at just 2,650rpm). Allied to a five-speed automatic transmission, it enabled the two-seater to sprint from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and on to a limited top speed of 155mph. Though, AMG ‘let slip’ that a de-limited, yet otherwise standard example, has been clocked at 205mph! Surprisingly civilized given the performance on tap, the SL55 boasted a full suite of ‘creature comforts’ and a firm but not jarring ride. Visually enhanced via re-profiled bumpers, quad exhaust tips, and 18-inch alloy wheels, demand for the newcomer soon outstripped supply.

An undoubted modern classic and one of those cars which is more than a sum of its parts, the SL55 AMG enjoys something of a cult following. Manufactured in 2002, the SL55 AMG offered was supplied new to the United Kingdom, being registered new on the 7th of October. Finished in special order Designo Mystic Red with Exclusive Designo Mystic Red, one-colour, leather seat upholstery and is rumoured to be the only SL55 finished in this colour scheme. Well specified from new, ‘HF52 WUP’ was supplied with Bi-Xenon headlamps, leather covered Mystic Red binnacles and gear selector, the premium sound system with CD changer and rear entertainment plus, front seats climate control, electric folding mirrors, and a high capacity battery from the factory, amongst more!

Lavished with over £7,000 worth of expenditure in 2021-2022, the Mercedes received a new condenser, brake remediation, air conditioning service, and a new battery, amongst further work. Offered for auction with just 48,000 miles on the odometer, the SL55 is accompanied by a history file that included the stamped service book and further service invoices which illustrate seven services, the most recent of which was completed around 1,000 miles ago. The history file further comprises documents relating to the period the car spent in Spain (2011-2013) with the fourth keeper, a collection of previous invoices and MOT certificates, a current V5C document, and is shod with premium Pirelli tyres all-round.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

All successful bids must be paid in full by midday the day after the auction at the latest.

You can collect your new pride and joy from our venue until 1pm the day following the sale or our partners are on hand to help arrange safe transportation:

               

Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023


Established in 1993, H&H has sold some of the world's most significant motorcars and motorcycles over the past 30 years. Trusted by over 75,000 clients worldwide, we are the longest established auction house of our kind in Europe. 

An auction of classic, collector and performance motorcars to be held in the beautiful surrounds of the Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.  

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