A truly superb very low mileage 2005 Mercedes-
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 in order to accommadate the 5.5L M113 handbuilt AMG V8.The chassis of the C55 benefited from a raft of improvements over the earlier C32 AMG model in a bid to cure the earlier cars tendency to understeer on the limit and sharpen up the overall driving feel,,this included a new steering rack at 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 much more of a driver focused machine than the earlier car and the C55 was able to lap the Nurburgring 15 seconds quicker than the earlier C32 model.Galvanised panels also featured on the W203 C55 for the first time.
Power comes from the near bullet proof 5439cc M113 handbuilt V8 engine producing 362bhp and 376ft Ibs of torque at 4000 rpm giving effortless straight line shove when needed.Performance tests at the time revealed its 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 service history and has been clearly very well maintained by its previous owner..Engine bay is as expected for such a low mileage example being extremely clean and free of corrosion and leaks.We will be giving the car a fully synthetic oil/filter service as part of UK preparation.
This example is fitted with its original 18” C55 AMG staggered alloys with 225/40 92Y sports tyres fitted at the front and 245/35R18 97Y sports tyres on the rear with plenty of tread depth remaining.
Overall condition is exceptional being a Grade 4.5 vehicle,the whole car having an as new patina and feel,interior is in superb condition being a non-
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,we are genuinely very taken with this model!
Available to view at our UK workshop by appointment only.Please take the time to view the full picture set on our website which is available via email on request.Also worth noting this Sept 05 model falls into the cheaper tax bracket.
Priced at £17,695 to inc 12 months MOT,3 months warranty,Fully synthetic oil service plus PDI along with JT’s high level of preperation.