2001 Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor – just arrived – rare 6 speed manual with just 54,000 miles
A fabulous example of Merc’s game changing R170 SLK or ‘compact, luxury roadster’, known for superb build quality and the groundbreaking ‘vario roof’ or electric folding hardtop these 230 Kompressor’s, particularly with a manual gearbox, are a surprisingly sporty and stylish modern classic.
Wringing nearly 200 bhp out of the 16 valve double overhead cam 2.3 litre engine and driven through a superb 6 speed manual gearbox, this has an incredibly nimble, sporty feel & is a completely different & immersive drive from the automatic variant.
Finished in Amber Red Metallic, also known as Fire Mist Red Metallic and with a striking Magma Red Leather interior this car presents beautifully with all the usual refinements and a long list of optional extras, such as:
*Adjustable steering column
*Instrument in miles with English legend
*Anti theft system
*Electric adjustable drivers seat
*Headlamp LH traffic
*High capacity battery
*Mercedes Benz Radio HD Audio 10 CD system
*GB additional parts
*Heated screen wash system
Both the Owners Manual & Service Book (with radio code) are present, with Main Dealer stamps as follows:
6/6/01 – Mercedes Final Inspection
6/3/03 – 12,429 miles MB Cheltenham
8/11/04 – 24,837 miles MB Cheltenham
22/9/06. – 37,310 miles MB Cheltenham
23/8/11 – 48,317 miles Cavanaghs Hereford
Having covered just 11,000 miles in the last 16 years, it has clearly been well looked after, used sparingly & MOT’d regularly.
This is a fantastic practical classic; perfectly useable as a daily driver or a super fun sports car for high days, holidays, car meets and runs out!
With the rare 6 speed manual sports gear box, fabulous rare colour inside & out, low mileage, service history & specification we think this is also a pretty good investment, with the R170’s fast becoming collectible modern classics & prices set to rise, this stand out example makes a lot of sense at £4,995.