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Sadly for sale is my 2005 Mercedes SLK 55 AMG after I've owned it for just over a year and circa 5k miles of wonderful V8-snarling joy. Obsidian metallic black with full charcoal leather interior. Showing 137,000 miles, it has FSH from MB dealers and independent specialists. Loads of paperwork in a separate file, as well as usual manuals and books.
12 months MOT until April 2020, it’s just been done. The car only failed on rear tyres and four matching Continental ContiSportContact5 Y-rated tyres have been fitted for its new owner.
The car has just been serviced and checked over at the same time as the MOT, using correct AMG recommended oil. When I collected it, the garage owner made a point of commenting how clean and tidy the car was, particularly underneath. I have avoided taking it out in the rain wherever possible (not easy in the West of Scotland) and it spent the majority of the winter inside.
As the car is pre-2006, it qualifies for the lower rate of road tax.
Usual AMG spec, including:
Power steering, central locking, heated leather seats, cruise control, air conditioning, Harmon Kardon Logic 7 sound system with 6 CD player, auto Xenon headlights, parking sensors, folding mirrors.
7-speed Auto gearbox with Comfort, Sport and Manual modes.
Power convertible hard top, fully working order.
Air scarf for both seats. Mesh wind deflector included (I've never used it).
AMG 18” multispoke alloy wheels in great condition (refurbished in the last couple of years), tyres pretty much as new.
H&R coilovers fitted to the car which gives superior ride and handling (original shocks/springs are included in the sale).
The exhaust system has been improved with addition of a stainless X-pipe section and removal of the resonator box and secondary baffles, this was done June last year at the renowned stainless exhaust place in these parts, C&C exhausts at Hillington. The car sounds flippin' awesome but not too loud. Most journeys I make seem to take me through the Clyde Tunnel, for some strange reason, even if I'm supposed to be heading in the opposite direction ;-). Very refined at cruising speeds.
The gearbox flex plate was seen to before I got the car, I have the bill to show the ATF was changed at the same time and the gearbox programmed to the car by MB.
Engine map by Celtic tuning (with certificate) which claims to give 395bhp.
K&N air filters included with car.
A new heavy duty battery was fitted last year.
Two remote key fobs come with the car, but one of them is playing up (batteries only seem to last a very short while).
The car is in lovely condition overall and polishes up beautifully. As is expected from a car of this age and mileage, there are a few small scratches and stone chips. There's also a tiny ding on the leading edge of the nearside rear wheel arch.
Obviously, with 137k miles on it, it won't appeal to everyone but I think I've priced it fairly at - Price reduction - now £10,500
I genuinely don't know what else you could buy for this kind of money that is from a premium brand, convertible, so highly spec'd, hugely powerful, characterful and as much fun. And yet, it's perfectly usable as an everyday car. Even ratty old TVRs are fetching 14-15k these days.
Car is located 20 minutes west of Glasgow (and its airport, if anyone needs picked up).
Genuine reason for sale (new business needs a wee financial boost).