Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor (R170) – KGF
Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor (R170)

Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor (R170)

  • Price: £7,995
  • Year: 1999
  • Mileage: 23,729

Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor (R170)

  • Price: £7,995
  • Year: 1999
  • Mileage: 23,729

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An exceptional Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor (R170) with just 23,729 miles.

Electro-hydraulic Vario roof in car colour, roll bars, front occupant airbags, side air bags, Speedtronic cruise control with speed limiter function, heated and electrically adjustable door mirrors, Acceleration Skid Control (ASR), air compressor, warning triangle, toll roll, first aid kit, sunglasses holder. Factory Options; Metallic paint, leather upholstery, dual zone air conditioning, adjustable steering column, MB Audio 10 CD player. Dealer Accessories; SLK tailored floor mats, wind deflector net, genuine Mercedes locking wheel bolts, Mercedes screen wash.

This outstanding SLK230 is finished in factory optional Brilliant Silver Metallic, (Code 744). Having covered just 23,729 miles and been cherished from new, this example is simply exceptional. The factory original paintwork gleams with a bright lustrous shine and a beautiful uniform polished finish. All factory panels are pin straight and undamaged and remarkably this example is not plagued with the usual corrosion issues having been garaged from new with fair weather low mileage use. The underside is excellent with all components, wheel arch apertures and ancillaries very clean. Even scrutineers will struggle to detect anything other than minuscule markings and a few very light frontal stone chips. The electro-hydraulic Vario roof is seamless in operation. Originality seekers will be pleased to see the Mercedes dealer number plates and SLK experts will note a pre-facelift car with black sills, door handles and exhaust tail pipe, side repeaters in the front wings as opposed to door mirrors and earlier style bumpers. Not to be confused with the usual offerings, this is one very pampered SLK.

Factory optional leather upholstery in Anthracite, (Code 221), is spotlessly clean with no notable wear. The comfortable seats are firm and retain correct shape and the matching door cards are perfect. Even the centre console has none of the flaking to the finish that seems to sully most examples! Tailored SLK floor mats have preserved the carpet and the headlining to the Vario roof is as new. All trim sections and the fascia are immaculate and the controls and functions operate seamlessly including the Speedtronic cruise control/limiter, air conditioning and original Audio 10 CD system. Factory stickers remain in the spotless door shuts and inner boot lid and the luggage area holds the air compressor, first aid kit, warning triangle, tool roll, jack and Mercedes screen wash bottle, all present and in their place! Even factory codes remain stamped on the boot floor of this superbly original example.

The supercharged 4-cylinder engine displaces 2295cc to develop 193hp at 5300rpm and 280Nm torque output. Impressive performance credentials are quoted in the marketing literature of 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds with a top speed of 142mph. The engine bay is pristine and proudly displays the unmarked bright red ‘Kompressor’ rocker cover infill as well as factory stickers, bulkhead chassis stamp and slam panel stamping. The standard electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission operates precisely as it should with positive kickdown and both manual control and winter/sport modes. A show car in all respects.

The standard 16” alloy wheels in the Seven Hole Design wear the correct finish with diamond cut facings/spokes and are in superb condition with only a few light markings visible upon close scrutiny. Matching premium brand Michelin tyres of size 205/55 R16 front and 225/50 R16 rear show ample tread. The anti-lock braking system offers assured stopping power to install complete peace of mind.

Registered new on the 27th May 1999, the first owner was a lady who had always been an avid fan of Mercedes and indeed two-seater convertibles having owned a handful of Triumph Spitfires after leaving university. Having taken an instant liking for the SLK when it was launched, in 1999 she decided to look for one with the insistence that it would have to be Silver paint over Black Leather just like the iconic colour scheme on 1950’s SL’s. Upon finding the waiting list was two years, she managed to find a UK specification car in the national paper brand new and being sold by one of many concessionaires. A sales invoice for the supply of one new Mercedes SLK 230 Kompressor confirms the price paid of £31,950.00. Used solely as a dry usage weekend car and for holidays, the car was garaged and cossetted before being inherited by her son in around 2015 who kept the car for a further seven years with just one keeper since, all fully traceable.

The Mercedes document wallet holds the service book with factory build card as well as all handbooks, guides and dealership literature. There are ten stamped entries in the service book from Mercedes Main Dealers and marque specialists with a major service in 2023 at 23,583 miles. In May 2024 the gearbox oil and filter and gear oil pan and seal were replaced at the same specialist. Incredibly, this superb example has never had an MOT advisory! A further folder contains Mercedes Main Dealer and specialist service invoices made out to mother and son owners as well as the subsequent third keeper. Three sets of keys remain with the car with leather Mercedes key fobs and there is an original sales brochure. Low mileage and cossetted R170 SLK’s are fast becoming desirable and this exceptional example in amongst the very best.

MOT July 2025, HPI Clear.

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