2005 Mercedes-Benz C55 AMG Estate
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The C55 Estate is one of the rarest of The AMG C-Classes, with just 595 produced worldwide. With a 5.5-litre AMG V8 squeezed into the C-Class body they are extremely rapid, yet subtle at the same time with just the right amount of muscularity displayed in the wide wheels and four exhausts. They made saloons and estates but the estates are much rarer, much cooler and obviously more practical.
This example is finished in ultra-rare Designo Mystic Red metallic with anthracite leather. It is about as close as you can get to turning the clock back 17 years and buying one new, with just 39k miles from new.
High specification including heated/electric/memory seats, bi-xenon headlamps, parking sensors, climate control, glass sunroof amongst the full options list below. In addition, the aging COMAND has been replaced with an up-to-date Dynavin multi-media system including reverse camera and sat nav.
Supplied new in Japan, this car has evidently been garaged, sparingly used and perfectly maintained from new. Since it has never seen salt the underside is in perfect condition, like the rest of the car.
The paintwork is unmarked and, as the photos show, the leather seats still retain their matt finish as new. The wheels are completely unmarked. It is very hard to believe this car is 17 years old.
The speedometer, while in kilometres, has a digital MPH readout at all times.
Note, this car is Euro 4 compliant, which means you can drive into London’s ULEZ and other clean air zones without a charge. It is also on PLG tax class, not emissions-based, so road tax is circa £295 per annum.
Full service history with paperwork for 11 services despite having covered just 39k miles.
If you’re looking for the best C55 Estate you can find, then you need to see this car.
220 – Parktronic system
241 – Front seat left electrically adjustable with memory
249 – Heated rear window
275 – Memory package – driver’s seat, steering column and mirror
287 – Load-through feature
293 – Sidebag in rear left and right
301 – Ashtray package
345 – Rain sensor
414 – Electric tilt/slide sunroof in glass version
423 – 5-speed automatic transmission
500 – Folding mirrors
529 – COMAND – Replaced with Dynavin
573 – ISOFIX in rear
580 – Air conditioning
618 – Bi-xenon headlamps
691 – Blue heat-insulating glass all round
732 – Bird’s eye maple wood finish
772 – AMG styling package
786 – AMG double-spoke wheels 18” with mixed tyres
873 – Heated seats
926 – Euro 4
954 – Equipment package for Avantgarde vehicles