Low-mileage 2008 AMG SLK55 Seeks a Second Owner – Marketplace Finds

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2008 AMG SLK55

AMG SLK55 looks like it is new, ready to buy just in time for the summer cruising season.

If you have been dreaming of a sporty drop-top to enjoy this summer, this 2008 Mercedes-Benz AMG SLK55 in the MBWorld Marketplace might be perfect. Technically, this sleek roadster is just about perfect inside and out, and with just 52,000 miles on the odometer, this 11-year-old Benz has barely been broken-in. It is highly-optioned, so this is the perfect car to drop the top and hit the road with the sweet roar of the German V8.

The Introduction

When Terramom  first posted this 2008 AMG SLK55, the following information was provided, in addition to the images shown here.

“This car is in excellent shape with only 52,000 miles. Original owner, non-smoker, no accidents, garage-kept and meticulously maintained. No dents, or dings; a few fine scratches here and there that you’d expect from a car this age; some scraping under the front bumper, as well as some scraping and fine scratches on the wheels.

This car is nicely optioned with:
— iPod integration kit
–Air-scarf ventilated headrest (makes driving on chiller days warm and comfy)
–Automatic climate control
–Premium III package (phone system prewiring, Harman/Kardon surround sound system
–Lighting package (Bi-xenon headlamps, heated headlamp washers
–Updated navigation receiver = Pioneer AVIC-6200NEX+ back-up camera
–AMG floor mats and all-weather floor mats

New brakes and new battery.”

2008 AMG SLK55

AMG Details

Of course, those features listed above are in addition to the 5.4-liter V8 that sends 355 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque towards the rear wheels by means of a 7-speed automatic transmission. As you can see in the pictures here, the black paint looks great and the silver wheels are in like-new condition. Behind those wheels are drilled rotors under big AMG calipers, with Continental rubber aiding in the acceleration, cornering and braking grip.

2008 SLK55 AMG

On the inside, this AMG has dark red inserts on the door panels and seats, with splashes of silver accents spread throughout the cockpit-like cabin.

Really, if you want a fun-to-drive Mercedes drop-top, this SLK55 is an awesome option. It has all of the premium features on the inside with AMG performance and for a vehicle that has been on the road for 11 years, it is amazing shape with remarkably low mileage.

2008 SLK55 AMG

Best of all, this car is listed at just $17,750. According to Kelley Blue Book, that is at the bottom end of the scale for 2008 SLK55 pricing, so in addition to being in great shape, this AMG roadster has a great price.

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A lifetime automotive expert, diehard Dodge fan, and respected auto journalist for over 10 years, Patrick Rall is highly experienced in the automotive world. He has clocked in time as an auto mechanic, longtime drag racer and now auto journalist who contributes to nearly a dozen popular websites dedicated to fellow enthusiasts.

“Before I was old enough to walk, my dad was taking me to various types of racing events, from local drag racing to the Daytona 500,” says Rall. “He owned a repair shop and had a variety of performance cars when I was young, but by the time I was 16, he was ready to build me my first drag car: a 1983 Dodge Mirada that ran low 12s. I spent 10 years traveling around the country, racing with my dad by my side. While we live in different areas of the country, my dad still drag races at 80 years old in the car that he built when I was 16. Meanwhile, I race other vehicles, including my 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and my 1972 Dodge Demon 340.

“Although I went to college for accounting, my time in my dad’s shop growing up allowed me the knowledge to spend time working as a mechanic before getting my accounting degree, at which point I worked in the office of a dealership group,” adds Rall. “While I was working in the accounting world, I continued racing and taking pictures of cars at the track. Over time, I began showing off those pictures online and that led to my writing.

“Ten years ago, I left the accounting world to become a full-time automotive writer and I am living proof that if you love what you do, you will never ‘work’ a day in your life. I love covering the automotive industry and everything involved with the job. I was fortunate to turn my love of the automotive world into a hobby that led to an exciting career, with my past of working as a mechanic and as an accountant in the automotive world provides me with a unique perspective of the industry.

“My experience drag racing for more than 20 years coupled with a newfound interest in road racing over the past decade allows me to push performance cars to their limit, while my role as a horse stable manager gives me vast experience towing and hauling with all of the newest trucks on the market today.

“Being based on Detroit, I never miss the North American International Auto Show, the Woodward Dream Cruise and Roadkill Nights, along with spending plenty of time raising hell on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue with the best muscle car crowd in the world.”

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