The R230 generation of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class was introduced at the 2001 Frankfurt Motor Show and 2001 Bologna Motor Show, replacing the R129. The R230 underwent revisions in 2006 and 2008, and was superseded by the new SL-Class R231 in 2011.
The SL 55 AMG version was released in 2002.
The fifth generation SL was in production between 2001 and 2008. The all-new SL (initially just a 5.0-litre SL 500 version) featured a retractable hardtop (marketed as the Vario Roof) available on the SLK since 1997. This featured a 5.0-litre 302 hp (225 kW) V8, with a 5.4-litre AMG Supercharged V8 appearing in 2002’s SL 55 AMG.
The example on offer here has completed a mere 61,435 km since its first registration in 2005 and is described as being in very good condition. Fitted with a wealth of extras including sport seats, lumbar support, wood finish interior, heated seats, satellite navigation, active cornering enhancement and 18” alloy wheels, the car comes with a full service history as well as a valid MoT certificate, and is ready to be driven and enjoyed by its new owner.