30th Nov, 2022 13:00

Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

  Lot 15

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG

Sold for £19,688

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: LX03 JZU
Chassis No: WDB2304742F042701
MOT: October 2023

  • Only c.60,750 miles from new and serviced last month by a Mercedes-Benz main agent
  • Current ownership since 2006 and a mere three former keepers
  • Offered for sale with a large history file including the original book pack presented in the Mercedes-Benz wallet
  • An undisputed modern classic, powered by one of the greatest V8 engines of recent years

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 2003, the example offered was supplied new to the United Kingdom being first registered on the 10th of April that year. Smartly finished in the striking colour combination of Obsidian Black paintwork with matching Black leather interior upholstery, the Mercedes-Benz has resided in current registered ownership for fourteen years (since 2006) and has had just three former keepers and has covered a mere 60,750 miles from new (at the time of consignment).

Features of ‘LX03 JZU’ include 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 and dual-zone climate control. Benefitting from much improvement while with the current registered keeper, notable (but far from all) work completed on the AMG has been a new supercharger belt, ABC pump, and central locking pump (in 2013); heater pumps and pipes, thermostat, alternator, and Aux belt and battery (in 2017); new front brake pads and discs (in 2018); and new fan belt (in 2019), with approximately £6,900 spent in 2017-2019 alone.

‘LX03 JZU’ is offered with a large history file that comprises twelve previous MOT certificates including a no advisory MOT until October 2023; a large collection of invoices; sundry paperwork; and a current V5C. Also included in the sale is the original book pack presented in the Mercedes-Benz wallet that includes the owner's manual, assorted guides, and two stamped service books (documenting thirteen services), with a further service completed in October this year by Mercedes-Benz in Sheffield (at 60,735 miles). Shod with premium Pirelli tyres all-round and offered with two keys.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
07538 667452


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

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Auction: Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, 30th Nov, 2022

An auction of classic & collector motorcars


Tuesday 29th November 2022 from 12pm to 6pm
Wednesday 30th November 2022 from 9am

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