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Obsidian Black | Roadster/Coupé | 5 Speed Automatic | 3.2 litre V6 | 60,727 kms | SOLD
Mercedes-Benz is an international mark of automotive sports luxury with cars refined to be lighter, more agile and more efficient than anything else on the road.
Penned by stylist Bruno Sacco, the original SLK was characterised by clean, sharp lines and its ingenious folding roof mechanism became the benchmark for all future open-topped cars.
It wasn't long before the company's in-house tuning wizards, AMG turned their attention to the model and the result was a fire breathing SLK32 released in 2001.
Under the bonnet the high performance SLK received a supercharged 3.2-litre V6 boasting no less than 260kW (349bhp), with a 'Speedshift' five-speed transmission offering a 35% reduction in shift times over the standard automatic.
Every engine was hand-built and signed by an AMG engineer, while the rest of the car was suitably upgraded as well including the brakes and suspension, to cope with the immense additional power.
Unsurprisingly, given the list price when new few of these cars made it to Australia and official figures indicate just 28 sold here so today, ownership is exceedingly exclusive and cars are rarely available to own.
The car offered was delivered new through Marshalls Mercedes-Benz, Sydney ordered in Obsidian Black Metallic over two-tone Grey trim, has travelled just 60,000 kilometres and has been meticulously well maintained.
Equipped with the finest European exterior and interior fittings, this SLK32 AMG features 18" alloy wheels, power mirrors, leather sports steering wheel, stability control, cruise control, remote central locking, leather gear knob, climate control air conditioning and smart fog lights.
Accompanying the car is the complete set of leather bound log books showing a detailed Mercedes-Benz service history, the original radio cards and both original keys as well.
A daily driver with supercar engineering and performance the SLK32 has plenty to offer. With enough grunt to outgun the BMW M Roadster and Porsche Boxster S it sprints from 0-100 km/h in just 5.2 seconds and its short wheel base makes corners bend at the knees.
Ready to drive off the showroom floor at one fifth of the original list price this future classic is seriously one for the driver. This brilliant, well made and totally engaging machine is inescapably fun.