This 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 is one of 550 Silver Arrow editions produced and was first sold under a corporate ownership in October 2009. With less than 1,000 miles on the car, it was purchased by the second owner in March 2010 and remained with that owner in Ohio through April 2022 when the selling dealer took possession. The car is finished in exclusive Silver Arrow Metallic (777) over a Red (807) Nappa leather interior and powered by a 5.5-liter V8 paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes a power-retractable hardtop with a glass roof, the AMG styling package, bi-xenon headlights, climatized seats with neck warmers, Keyless-Go, navigation, and Parktronic. Service records show consistent service with Mercedes-Benz of Centreville, Ohio. This Silver Arrow now has only 8k miles since new and is offered by the selling dealer in Ohio with manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report, two keys, and a clean Ohio title.
The car is finished in exclusive Silver Arrow Metallic (777U) and features unique bumper covers and side skirts as part of the AMG styling package. Additional equipment includes Bi-Xenon headlamps, halogen fog lamps as well as front and rear parking sensors (Parktronic). The power-retractable hardtop houses a panoramic glass roof and is photographed in motion. The side and rear windows show aftermarket tint.
Original five-spoke 19″ AMG staggered wheels are wrapped in original Michelin Pilot Sport tires measuring 255/35 and 285/30 respectively and show 2007 date codes.
The cabin is finished in Red Nappa Leather (807) accented by two-tone trim, and a Silver Arrow Edition plaque is mounted on the center console. Amenities include a power-raising roll bar, heated and cooled multi-contour seats with Airscarf, Keyless-Go, dual-zone automatic climate control, a Homelink universal garage door opener, and the original COMAND infotainment system featuring hard drive based navigation, bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and Harmon-Kardon sound.
Dual gauge binnacles house a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer, and a digital odometer showing just over 8k miles. Ancillary gauges show coolant temperature and fuel level.
The 5.5-liter M273 V8 was factory-rated at 382 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque when new. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic transmission with a manual shift mode that can be operated via paddles on the steering wheel or through the speedshift option on the shift lever. The included Carfax report shows consistent dealer service with Mercedes-Benz of Centreville, Ohio. The most recent service includes an oil change and multi-point check in 2021.
The Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists linear mileage updates since new along with selling dealer service records. This Silver Arrow shows only 8k miles since new and is offered by the selling dealer in Ohio with manufacturer’s literature, a clean Carfax report, two keys, and a clean Ohio title.
By the time the 2009 updates rolled out for the facelift SL, the R230 was already 6 years into successful sales and production. Many pre-facelift drivers were trading up and at the time of launch, the MSRP for a base SL550 was $98,500 before destination and delivery charges. That meant every buyer was spending $100k minimum on their new 2009 SL; so adding on the additional $14,000 for the Limited Edition Silver Arrow package made this among the top non-AMG Mercedes that one could buy in 2009. The striking color combination – only available on one of these 550 limited models – evokes all the classic styling of the SL and Silver Arrow models of years past. With value on prior Silver Arrow’s increasing to collector status, these R230’s are surely right behind them and will provide incredible driving enjoyment along the way.
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