TOP-QUALITY EXAMPLE OF A TRUE MODERN ICON
FLAWLESS ORIGINAL SILVER PAINT AND GREY LEATHER INTERIOR
JUST 34,700 ORIGINAL MILES, DOCUMENTED BY CLEAN CARFAX
493 BHP SUPERCHARGED 5.4L V-8/5-SPEED AUTOMATIC
RETRACTABLE HARDTOP WITH PANORAMIC ROOF & SUN SHADE
INCREDIBLY WELL-EQUIPPED AND OPTIONED
AMAZING ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE
While the 2001-2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 was an outstanding GT car in every possible respect, a select few buyers demanded even more, resulting in the wild SL 55, upgraded and tuned to perfection by AMG, Mercedes in-house racing/tuning arm. Beginning with the same SOHC 24-valve aluminum 5.0-liter V-8 engine as the basic SL500, the hand-assembled AMG version was stroked to 5,439cc and fitted with lower-compression forged aluminum pistons, heavy-duty bearings, cross-bolted main caps, plus a new oil sump and more-powerful oil pump. On the top end, double valve springs, reprofiled cams, and bigger intake and exhaust ports improved airflow. As if those tweaks werent enough, a Lysholm-type supercharger and intercooler boosted engine output to 493 horsepower and 516 pounds-feet of torque. Braking and suspension upgrades harnessed the amazing performance of the SL 55 AMG, which included 0-60mph acceleration in 4.5 seconds, the quarter-mile in 13 seconds flat, and an electronically-limited 156 mph top speed. Roadholding was incredible, including 0.91g on the skidpad, while braking from 70mph to 0 was achieved in just 175 feet. Retail pricing when new was over $120,000 and these high-class performers came just one way fully loaded with comfort features and luxurious amenities. Not only was the SL 55 AMG the fastest Mercedes-Benz model ever tested by Car and Driver
editors to that time, it was likened by them to a 21st
-century Duesenberg, high praise indeed.
Retaining all original Silver paint over Grey leather upholstery that reveals few, if any, signs of wear, this 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG is flawless throughout and stands as a simply fabulous example of these rare, limited-production performers. It clearly benefits from three adult owners and just 34,700 original miles have been traveled from new, progressively documented by the clean Carfax report that accompanies the sale of the car. The technically amazing retractable hardtop of this SL 55 AMG includes a panoramic main panel with a sliding sun shade for amazing visibility whether the roof is up or down, and the interior features beautiful wood grain accents plus all factory-available comfort and convenience features. In short, this 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG is a true iron fist in a velvet glove and a prime example of its rare breed. Experience it for yourself! Contact us today for viewing arrangements, full details, and to book a test drive before its gone.