The Silverstone Classic Sale 2017

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG 'F1'

Lot No.: 708

Registration: tba
Chassis Number: WDB2304742FO67882
Engine Number: 11399260022634
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 5439
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Sold for (£): 40,500

The Mercedes-Benz 'R230' first appeared in 2001 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but it was in 2003 that the seriously powerful and stunning looking SL55 AMG version was introduced. Massively fast and very distinctive looking, the 5.4-litre engine produced 476 BHP and pulled 520lbs feet of torque!

The SL 55 AMG was further enhanced by an 'F1' Performance Package offering a host of impressive upgrades from standard specification. Closely derived from the official FIA Safety Car for 2002, the 'F1' pack included; light-weight, hollow spoke, 19" split rim alloy wheels, an LSD, larger floating disc brakes and big callipers, uprated cooling, revised front grille, darker rear lights and increased power. This option came in at a cost of around £20,000 alone!

This particular SL55 AMG 'F1' was supplied new in December 2003, finished in Tanzanite Blue with a full Grey leather interior, including a smooth grey leather dashboard and a rarely ordered Alcantara roof lining. Other options included a cooled centre glove box, pulse seats - heated and vented, a panoramic roof with retractable shade, 6 CD-changer, Sat Nav and TV tuner, keyless entry and go, Bose sound system and AMG over mats. The car has also had a performance enhancement at the hands of DMS Automotive, who have Stage 2 tuned it to include a re-map of the ECU and a new pulley set, resulting in a whopping 605bhp!

The maintenance history of this car is as impeccable, with it always returning to a Mercedes-Benz main dealer for servicing. The service book was last stamped in December 2016 at Mercedes-Benz Newbury when it had covered 37,721 miles. In the care of our fastidious vendor, the car has been treated to new front shock absorbers, new discs and pads all round, and a new set of tyres.

Supplied with all of its original books, 2 sets of keys, a UK V5c and an MOT until 30th May 2018, this stunning looking car is finished in one of the most desirable colour combinations and will embarrass most supercars off the lights - the ultimate 'sleeper'. 

*Please note that the vendor is retaining his private registration plate and the car will be issued with a new registration