This 2003 Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG was sold new by Mercedes-Benz of Southampton, New York and shows registration in New York and Oklahoma with just 57k miles on the odometer. Finished in Black (040) over Charcoal Leather (281), power is provided by a hand-built 5.4-liter supercharged V8 mated to a five-speed AMG SpeedShift automatic transmission. Equipment includes a power-retractable hardtop, multicontour heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, Parktronic parking sensors, Bi-Xenon headlamps, a 6-Disc CD changer and an 8-speaker Bose audio system. A Pioneer touch screen head unit has been fitted to the car along with an aftermarket subwoofer. Recent maintenance includes new hardtop cables and shocks, a driver side window switch, an AC compressor, ball joints and engine mounts. A Mercedes Xentry diagnostic computer and cables are included with the sale. This SL55 AMG is now offered for sale by the selling dealer on consignment with a clean Carfax report and a clean Oklahoma title in the owner’s name.
The exterior is finished in Black (040) and features AMG body styling, AMG quad exhaust tips and an AMG front license plate. Additional exterior features include a power-retractable hardtop, Bi-Xenon headlamps with automatic level adjustment, LED turn signals, Parktronic parking sensors and heated windshield washers. Photos show minor rock chips on the hood, and minor scratches are seen in the rear bumper along with a paint chip on the trunk lid and a missing Keyless-Go button cover on the passenger door. No accidents or damage reports are shown on the Carfax. The seller reports that the hardtop cables and shocks were recently replaced.
18” AMG Multispoke alloy wheels are finished in silver and come fitted with Continental ExtremeContact tires measuring 255/40 front and 285/35 rear with date codes from 2022. The wheels show signs of curb rash in the finish. 8-piston AMG calipers are fitted up front with 4-pistons in the rear wearing silver paint and black AMG lettering. The AMG-calibrated Active Body Control suspension provides continuous leveling while offering adjustable ride height and stiffness.
The AMG steering wheel frames two-tone gauges with a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The digital odometer currently shows just under 57k miles from new with 5k miles added by the current owner in the past three years. The seller reports that the SRS light is on in the dash.
This hardtop SL is powered by a hand-built 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine which is factory rated for 493 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an AMG SpeedShift five-speed automatic transmission. Recent maintenance items include a new alternator, ball joints and engine mounts. Service records totaling nearly $10k are included from current ownership. The seller notes that the fuel tank baffle is loose and makes an occasional "clunking noise" when accelerating or decelerating when the tank is less than full. A Mercedes Xentry diagnostic computer is included with the sale along with the associated cables.
The Carfax report shows registration in New York and Oklahoma with linear mileage updates from new, and no accidents or damage reports. This 2003 SL55 AMG is now offered for sale on consignment with a clean Carfax report and a clean Oklahoma title in the current owner’s name.
A cold start and convertible top operation video are viewable below.
The SL55 sublimely marries two of Mercedes' most enduring gifts: the sleek, seductive styling of the sport licht roadster platform and the raw power of the near-bulletproof M113K powerplant. While the supercharged V8 M113K was available in a variety of AMG variant platforms of this era, it is only in the SL55 AMG that one can go topless to be fully engulfed by the symphony of combustion and hellcry of the supercharger whine. With the ABC suspension system - arguably one of the best performing in modern Mercedes-Benz history - and the tight 15.4:1 hydraulic steering ratio, this beautiful behemoth can be tossed with perfect precision while remaining flat in a triple digit corner. While the non-AMG variants in the R230 SL line are often regrettably relegated to toting pensioners around retirement communities, the SL55 AMG offers truly breathtaking power and performance that, we believe, won't be undervalued by collector's for much longer.
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