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A stunning Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor (R170) with two owners from new.
Acceleration skid control (ASR), Anti-Lock brakes (ABS), front occupant airbags, side airbags, electro-hydraulic Vario roof in car colour, roll bars, heat insulated glass, dual zone air conditioning, Speedtronic cruise control with speed limiter function, service interval display, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, air compressor, warning triangle, toll roll, first aid kit. Factory Options; AMG lightweight alloy wheels, leather upholstery, cup holders. Dealer accessories: SLK tailored floor mats, wind deflector.
This stunning SLK230 is finished in the rare and striking colour of Magma Red, (Code 586). Having covered just 59,010 miles and been cherished from new by only two owners, this garaged example is simply exceptional. The factory paintwork gleams with a deep lustrous shine and beautiful uniform polished finish, and all factory panels are straight and undamaged. Even very close scrutineers will struggle to detect anything other than minuscule markings and a few carefully touched in stone chips. The previous owner since 2005 has preserved the underside components with a careful and light application of Dinitrol treatment. The electro-hydraulic Vario roof is seamless in operation and the optional wind deflector remains with the car. Originality seekers will be pleased to see the Mercedes dealer number plates. Not to be confused with the usual offerings, this pampered SLK is without question amongst the best examples.
This well appointed two seat roadster features factory optional leather upholstery in Anthracite, (Code 221), which is spotlessly clean and free from wear with firm bolsters. The fastidious owner routinely fed the leather ensuring it has remained supple and only tiny hairline creases can be seen on the outer driver’s seat bolsters. Tailored SLK floor mats have preserved the carpets and the headlining to the Vario roof is as new. All trim sections are immaculate other than some minor lifting to the drivers sill kick plate and the controls and functions operate seamlessly including the Speedtronic cruise control/limiter and ice-cold air conditioning. Factory stickers remain in the spotless door shuts and inner boot lid, and the luggage area holds the space saver spare wheel, compressor, first aid kit, warning triangle, tool roll and jack, all present and in their place! Even factory codes remain stamped on the boot floor of this superbly original example.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The supercharged four-cylinder engine displaces 2295cc to develop 193hp at 5300rpm and 280Nm torque output. Impressive performance credentials are quoted in the marketing literature at 0-62 in 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 142mph, and regular documented servicing has ensured this machine performs at optimum level. The engine bay is pristine and proudly displays the bright red ‘Kompressor’ rocker cover infill as well as factory stickers, bulkhead chassis stamp and slam panel stamping. The standard electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission operates precisely as it should with positive kickdown and both manual control and winter/sport modes.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Factory upgrade 17” AMG alloy wheels are in outstanding order with no scuffs, and matching Michelin Pilot Sport tyres were renewed in 2016 and have masses of tread remaining. The anti-lock braking system offers absolute stopping power to install complete peace of mind.
Registered new on the 15th June 1999, the first owner was a Rosamund Marshall who ordered the car through Mercedes-Benz UK and opted for the factory collection in Germany which was offered at the time. Mrs Marshall enjoyed the car for six years until 2005 when it was purchased by Paul Wilson who has owned it ever since. The very low mileage of 59,010 miles is fully verified in both the service records and all MOT certificates held dating back to 2004. The most recent service was carried out in November 2017 and the previous owner has noted the fully synthetic fluid changes with correct brand and viscosity. The Mercedes document wallet holds the service book with factory build card as well as all handbooks, guides and dealership literature including the post-it note pad! A further large folder contains the original Mercedes factory consignment records as well as Mercedes main dealer and specialist service invoices. Two sets of keys plus the remote-control master key card remain with the car and there is an original sales brochure too.
Early, low mileage and cossetted SLK’s are fast becoming hard to find and this exceptional example has optimum credentials and condition to match.
MOT June 2019, HPI Clear.
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