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Old 10-10-2013, 12:40 AM
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Production numbers, specific to colors?

I've been able to find production numbers for SL55's by year but nothing for colors. Been shopping for an '03-'06 SL55 for a while and it seems like everything available is either Black or Silver. See an occasional White but rarely Red, Pewter, Mocha Black Metallic or Desert Silver Metallic.

Is there a source out there some where that shows how many of each color was produced?
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and theres at least 3 or 4 interior colors so there are so many color combos if you really want to look into it
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I did research on this 4-5 years ago...

If you search my posts going back 4+ years you will find a post on this subject for the R230 AMGs SL55/SL65...

There were at the time (during a 2-3 month period) around 98 cars for sale and the color brake down for those R230 AMGs offered (from memory) was around 44% Silver and 47% black with only around 9% left for the other 10 colors (blues (3),reds (2),grays (2),white, green etc)

With only 9% for other colors, using the production number of 390 it calculated out that my 2006 SL65 in #189 Black Opal (Metallic Blue) was probably one of only 3-5 cars built. Then ad to the calculation the interior color options and the possibility was reduced to probably only one or two SL65s built with my color combo?
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I recently bought a '03 model painted in firemist red (metallic, medium maroon). Only one I've ever seen in this color. Draws lots of comments wherever I drive it. I just came back from two days at Watkins Glen track at a Porsche Drivers Ed event, where 80% of the cars were Porsche. Most had never seen a SL55 on the track (I've driven a Porsche 928 for 13 years on most eastern US tracks), and were amazed at the engineering and thought the car was absolutely 'beautiful' in this color. Interior is black/charcoal. Odo turned 48,000 in the 'toe of the boot' at the Glen.

I'd love to see production figures and paint color figures both for the 1st generation of the SL55 AMG's.

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Any new input on production numbers based on color?
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