Registration No: LX03 JZU
Chassis No: WDB2304742F042701
MOT: June 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 had 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.
Completed on January 28th 2003 to order number 0351312456, chassis WDB2304742F042701 was first UK registered as ‘LX03 JZU’ on April 10th. Finished in Obsidian Black Metallic with Anthracite Black leather upholstery, the two-seater’s impressive specification encompassed: 18-inch Turbine Wheels; panoramic glass roof; heated and ventilated seats with memory and pulse settings; keyless GO; Bi-Xenon lights; cruise control; premium sound; Nokia telephone; wind deflector, Parktronic and dual-zone climate control. Acquired by its last (fourth) registered keeper in 2006, the Mercedes-Benz is warranted to have covered some 62,000 miles from new. Treated to a main dealer service just last year, the SL55 has also benefited from a new supercharger belt, ABC pump, and central locking pump (i2013); heater pumps and pipes, thermostat, alternator, and Aux belt and battery (2017); new front brake pads and discs (2018); and new fan belt (2019), with approximately £6,900 spent in 2017-2019 alone. Offered for sale with V5C Registration Document, book pack, history file, two keys and MOT certificate valid until June 2024.
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