We are proud to offer this truly superb & very low genuine mileage 2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG Estate finished in Alabaster white with just 37,453 miles from new.
A stunning example that has never been exposed to the UK's corrosive roads or any of the season environments. Ever.
Complete with its history file this C55 AMG estate was originally supplied new to Mercedes-Benz Japan in very rare right hand drive spec.
A true drivers delight and one of the best modern AMG's to drive.
The development story of the C55 AMG is an interesting one with Mercedes AMG engineers using the front end structure from the CLK model (which is 8cm longer) to be able to accommodate the 5.5L M113 hand-built AMG V8. The chassis of the C55 benefited from a raft of improvements over the earlier C32 AMG model to further help sharpen up the overall driving feel.
This included a new steering rack with just 2.7 turns lock to lock, 14mm wider track up front, 20% firmer springs and dampers all round and reset suspension geometry.
The end result was a greater driver focused machine than the earlier car and the C55 was able to lap the Nurburgring a full 15 seconds quicker than the earlier C32 model.
Galvanised panels were also featured on the W203 C55 for the first time.
Performance: Power comes from the proven reliable 5,439cc M113 hand-built V8 engine producing 362bhp and 376ft Ibs of torque at 4000 rpm. In a car of this size, this provides effortless but eye opening straight-line shove, at any desired (sane) road speed.
Performance tests at the time revealed the C55 AMG's ability to accelerate from rest to 60mph in just over 5.0 seconds, with 100mph coming up in 11 seconds with a top speed limited to 155mph.
This example has a full Japanese Mercedes benz dealer service history and has been clearly very well maintained by its previous one owner.
Engine bay is as expected for such a low mileage example being like new, completely leak free and devoid of the typical corrosion found on UK & EU market cars.
A fully synthetic oils & filters service has been completed by ourselves as part of full UK preparation, ready for first UK to registration.
Suspension & Braking: AMG re-tuned suspension for this model, featuring 20% stiffer springs and dampers over the earlier C32 model. Dinner plate sized 345mm discs up front with 4 piston calipers and 300mm discs at the rear ensure the car has braking performance well up to par with theperformance potential of the engine.
We noted upon close inspection that each of the brake discs shows virtually no wear, with at least 8mm of genuine MB brake pad left.
Naturally it's fitted with original 18Ē C55 AMG staggered alloys with 225/40R18 sports tyres at the front and 245/35R18 sports tyres on the rear, with plenty of tread depth remaining.
Overall condition is exceptional, being a Grade 4.5 vehicle. The entire car has an as new patina and feel. The interior is in superb condition being a non-smoker car since new. The rear seats appear as if theyíve never been sat on. The drivers seat entry bolster has virtually no creasing, further indicating the light use this example has had since new.
Crucially, being originally supplied new to Mercedes-Benz Japan, this example suffers none of the usual corrosion issues which affect European market examples.
All interior plastics are in superb original condition.
Standard Mercedes stereo and navigation are also fitted.
Note also the boot carpet shows no wear and feels new to the touch, indicating this car wasn't used for carrying loads.
All original tools,warning triangle, etc. remain unused since new.
Two original Mercedes fobs are also present with the car, complete with keys for manual access if required.
Documentation is complete with it's books and maintenance file.
Underside: Itís evident from close inspection that this example hasn't been driven hard. Condition underneath is truly fantastic with all suspension components looking clean and fresh with absolutely no rust and just a light dusty coating from normal use. This example was originally supplied new in Japan and has seen no salt in itís life and underside condition reflects this. It could easily pass for a virtually new car underneath thatís been on the road less than a year.
Test Drive reports no faults, as expected for a C55 of this low mileage.
The simple and bullet proof 5.4L M113 engine, renowned for its reliability is smooth and powerful with superb torque when needed for overtaking. The 722.6 autobox, rated to over 700 ft Ilbs is smooth and slick changing in all modes and unstressed in this application. Suspension feels taut and direct. This compact V8 sports-tourer feels truly superb on the road.
Available to view at our UK workshop by appointment only. Viewing is highly recommended for the serious buyer, wanting only the very best, with an understanding of the pitfalls that await those who think cheap higher mileage UK examples are the same quality. Also worth noting this Sept 05 model falls into the cheaper tax bracket.
Priced at £18,695 includes 12 months MOT, 3 months warranty, Fully synthetic oil service, plus PDI along with our usual high levels of preparation.
Contact us for further details on how to reserve.
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