2003 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG14k Miles, Clean CARFAX, Showroom Condition
We are proud to offer this gorgeous 2003 Mercedes Benz SL55 AMG. With a clean CARFAX and near perfect condition inside and out, this is about as close to buying one of Mercedes most famous nameplates new as you can get.
This SL represents the fifth generation (R230) of Mercedes two seater luxury sports car, which actually traces its lineage all the back to the original 1954 300 SL (aka. The Gullwing). Did you know? The letters SL are an abbreviation for “Sport Leicht,” which translates from German to “Sport Light.” Note, the word light is referring to the relative curb weight of the vehicle, and not to be interpreted as “light on sport.” This is not the diet coke of sports cars after all! So, you can add that bit of trivia knowledge to your repertoire of Cars and Coffee small talk.
Getting back to this particular SL55 AMG, at the time of its launch, there were no tires available which could tolerate the speeds this vehicle was capable of; consumer passenger tires would rip themselves apart from the centrifugal force. In fact, the March 2002 issue of Car and Driver noted that this car is capable of doing 208mph and out performed their Porsche 911. For a really interesting read, check out the online reprint of that article.
The particular SL55 we have for sale has been owned by a fellow car enthusiast and friend of Classic Promenade’s. With such low millage and outstanding condition, it goes without saying that this vehicle has hardly been driven and garage kept. Mechanically everything works as it should. In typical Mercedes fashion, this car pulls hard and shifts smooth.
The paint and exterior condition of this vehicle are excellent. We did not notice any blemishes upon our initial inspection.
Moving to the interior, we are amazed at how well it has aged. The soft and supple red leather interior is classic with the silver exterior. The red leather is contrasted with black accents throughout, giving the overall design a look that remains relevant today. Most everything on the interior is in outstanding condition as well. We did note that the drivers seat bottom has an approximately 1/4 inch tear in the leather and the glovebox was not working properly, thought that could be user error on our end!
Back in 2003, this car would have retailed for $115,000 ($161,000 today). This SL55 is in such outstanding condition that it’s current asking price represents an amazing deal for any interested buyer.
ENGINE TYPE: supercharged and intercooled SOHC 24-valve V-8, aluminum block and heads, Bosch Motronic ME20 engine-control system with port fuel injection
Displacement: 332 cu in, 5439 cc
Power (SAE net): 469 bhp @ 6100 rpm
Torque (SAE net): 516 lb-ft @ 2650 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 5-speed automatic with lockup torque converter
Wheelbase: 100.8 in
Length: 178.5 in
Width: 71.5 in Height: 50.9 in
Curb weight: 4400 lb
Zero to 60 mph: 4.6 sec
Top speed (governor limited): 155 mph
This car is available for inspection at our Phoenix Showroom. For more information, contact Daniel at +1.917.890.4230 or at firstname.lastname@example.org