Mercedes' flagship convertible. Incredible performance yet financially accessible.
2006 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL55 Convertible
VIN – WDBSK74F56F114168
Exterior Color – Alabaster White
Interior Color – Red leather
Engine – 5.5 Liter 24V V8
Transmission – 5-speed automatic
Current Miles – 46,319 miles
Owner Purchase – Purchased in August 2021
Miles Driven by Owner – 4,200 miles
With more and more car companies moving to taller SUV platforms and electric drivetrains, few examples remain where drivers can enjoy premier personal luxury with the powerful balance of AMG performance and Mercedes-Benz quality. Loaded with amazing suspension and performance features, the AMG SL55 package is powered by a whopping 517 hp engine with 531 lb-ft torque. All this power is delivered via 5-speed automatic transmission hauling down from 0-60 4.5 second launches via six-piston aluminum caliper disc brakes. As with all AMG products, the build quality is superb, with engineering taken to a whole new level of performance metrics far ahead of many performance cars of this period. Suspension dynamics coupled with astonishing performance are furthermore enchanting as all this can be equally deployed for general transportation requirements, adding a dose of excitement when activating the fully retractable convertible roof, which smoothly folds down, nestling under the hard-shell cover which creates a smooth rear deck.
The ideal combination of performance and luxury in a convertible is steeped in Mercedes-Benz traditions, but in this modern iteration, all the magic of open road performance driving can be achieved with the comforts of premium audio, beautiful leather trimmed finishes, excellent climate control, and multi-adjustable power seats.
History of This Car
This AMG was delivered new to Mercedes-Benz, Pompano Beach, FL and sold to the first owner who retained it with regular services through 2013. Sold to the next owner in North Carolina, then showing approximately 20k miles, the car arrived in California under third ownership by 2018 with 31,089 miles. The current California owner, a sports car enthusiast and Mercedes-Benz collector, purchased the car in August 2021.
Handsomely optioned from the factory with impressive features, this car reportedly was $133,450 when delivered and is outfitted with the following added features:
- Distronic Cruise Control
- Parktronic system (PTS)
- Leather AMG (Red)
- Designo Alcantara Anthracite Roof Interior Trim
- 3-Piece Luggage Net
- Multi-Contour Seat, Front Left
- Multi Contour Seat, Front Right
- Hardtop (without roadster top)
- Active Body Control Suspension
- Sirius Satellite Radio Complete System
- AMG Styling Package front spoiler, side skirt
- Premium Sound System with CD Changer
- Command VD Aps with US Navigator
- DVD Player with Regional Code USA
- Keyless GO
- AMG Aluminum Trim
Service records accompanying the car date back to 2019 with Carfax service notations documenting regular recommended maintenance performed at the dealership including fluids, and inspections.
2018 - Exhaust repair, alignment, valve cover gasket replaced, transmission checked, rear crankshaft oil seal replaced, coolant flushed, drive belts replaced, and shift linkage inspected.
2021 – A new remote key was purchased
2022 – 43,015 miles, oil and filter change
2022 – 43,113 miles, 2 new Pirelli PZero 275/30 R20 tires purchased and installed
May 2022 – 43,574 miles replace two engine mounts, one transmission mount, replace belly pans, replace auxiliary water pump, replace aux. and main battery, Parktronic sensor checked.
In preparation for sale, August 2023, with 45,447 miles, the rear tires were replaced, an oil and filter change performed, a new battery installed (warranty due to bad cell), new bulbs, and new emblems installed.
Today this SL55 presents quite nicely in elegant white over sporty red leather interior. The exterior finish has been measured with a digital paint meter returning single digit thicknesses consistent with factory applied paint. The finish is in generally good condition with typical minor flaws found on mostly the front facing surfaces consistent with a car that has been enjoyably used. All glass, clear front and rear lenses, and exterior body trim are in very good cosmetic condition including the AMG quad exhaust tips flanking the rear bumper. The body is free from major blemishes with a few expected scuffs on the underside edge of the front air dam and typical evidence of low driveway use at the lower portion of the front fascia. All openings function properly with excellent closure, proper gapping, and crisp fit to front and rear bumper caps. The wheels and tires are in excellent condition as well with no curb rash and consistent finish to the 20” rims. Silver finished brake calipers are mounted over composite discs at all four corners. Both the front and rear tires have been replaced with Pirelli PZero 275/30 R20 tires dated 2022 (fronts) and 2023 (rears).
Inside the car, the supple, factory fresh two-tone red and black leather interior exhibits excellent finishes throughout including the seat bottom of the driver’s seat cushion left side eat bolster which remain quite nice. All interior components have been beautifully maintained including smooth and supple leather trimmed door panels, excellent red accent stitching, sculpted dash, and beautifully finished optional Alcantara headliner. The seats offer multiple power settings and memory with fantastic bolstering that is both supportive for sport driving and comfortable for long range cruising. The CD 6-disc changer audio system offers wonderful sound output and the navigation system occupies the main portion of the center console. The power retractable panoramic roof operates smoothly nestling in the trunk but still leaving usable space for weekend luggage. The trunk is properly lined with factory materials along with various tire changing tools and space saver spare wheel stored beneath the carpeted stowage floor panel.
Under the hood, the powerful hand-crafted 5.5 Liter AMG V8 engine offers incredible performance. The engine has been meticulously maintained both mechanically and cosmetically, showing proper care and detailing to support the indicated miles. Factory components, trim, and manufacturer’s engine compartment stickers remain in place in excellent cosmetic condition. The undercarriage condition is consistent with the noted miles and Carfax records. Suspension and various exposed components revealed in the underside are also in excellent condition, displaying a clean and stock appearance.
Driving this AMG is a performance experience like no other. Power is progressive and precise with impressive handling. Under daily use while idling in traffic, it’s easy to forget how much power and handling is on tap. And with the press of a switch, the Panoramic retractable roof glides back revealing comfortable, open-air driving. With the top up, the glass roof gives an open feeling on warm days offering refreshing AC, easy to use controls, and a symphonic sound system. Unlike so many fussy or hard to manage high-performance cars, this AMG SL55 represents a tremendous value to those seeking a performance convertible they can readily and regularly enjoy.
Items Included with the Car
This beautiful Mercedes-Benz AMG is accompanied by two keys, a set of factory manuals with factory leather pouch, two first aid kits, a pair of service gloves, tire changing tools, and copies of service records dating back to 2018.
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