It has recently had two new catalytic converters, LAMBDA sensors and new alternator (under warranty) fitted (5 Feb 2021), a new water pump in March 2020, new tyres in Feb 2021, and a recent gearbox service including a new selector board with all filters and oils being changed.
This 2004 Crossfire comes with a genuine low mileage of just 69,000 miles and has a good service history with 7 entries in the service book and a host of receipts.
First exhibited at the Detroit Motor Show in 2001 they started rolling off the production line in late 2002.
It utilised the capable chassis, suspension and drivetrain from the proven Mercedes SLK 320 and added a radically looking retro styled body which, with its, some might say, unusual proportions with a long bonnet, upright windscreen and a purposeful muscular body, with most certainly a very American styling influence.
The more powerful V6 3.2 litre engine was offered to UK buyers from 2003 onwards and delivered a useful 217 BHP which could propel you to 60 MPH in just over six seconds and on to a top speed of 150 MPH.
The V5 is present and correct and shows 6 previous owners. The car comes with its original Owners pack of manuals and nearly 12 months of MOT left. It also passed its recent MOT with no advisories.
The striking retro two-tone interior features full leather seats in Terracotta Red with Grey inserts and everything is in very nice clean condition with little or no signs of undue wear and tear in any area and has a light aged patina about them.
The dashboard, door cards, headlining, and aluminium centre console are all in excellent condition and the driver’s side footwell carpet has a small threadbare area but nothing to get too concerned about.
The Metallic Pearl Grey paintwork is in very good condition and still has a lovely high gloss shine to it and, with its recently refurbished alloy wheels, really does look very striking and appealing from all angles.
The car has had a recent service and has no mechanical faults to report with everything working correctly and as it should do.
A look under the bonnet shows an incredibly clean and nicely detailed engine bay with no signs of any fluid or oil leaks.
This Crossfire really is in exceptionally nice condition with a good service history and low mileage. It also has the more powerful V6 engine and a nicely balanced chassis blessed with fat anti-roll bars, torsional rigidity and rear multi-link suspension making it a car that corners flat and true, especially with those large wheels and wide tyres.
The Crossfire, being a fusion of Mercedes engineering prowess and American ‘Retro’ design flair really does make for an interesting and different type of modern classic car, and this one in particular would seem to be a very good example of the model.
It won’t be to everyone’s taste, but the Crossfire is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it.
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