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F1 Pace Car pack option featuring 19’’ AMG wheels, uprated suspension and brakes Just 57,700 miles, useable modern classic with blistering performance ‘on tap’ Stunning Metallic Black paintwork, AMG embossed leather, Alcantara roof lining Complete with book-pack and spare keys, to be offered with fresh MoT and service The Mercedes-Benz 'R230' first appeared in 2001 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, but it was in 2003 that the seriously powerful and head-turningly good looking SL55 AMG version was introduced. Hugely impressive and seriously quick, the 5.4-litre engine produced 476 BHP and pulled 520lbs feet of torque! The SL 55 AMG was further enhanced by an 'F1' Performance Package offering a host of impressive upgrades from standard specification. Closely derived from the official FIA Safety Car for 2002, the 'F1' pack included; lightweight, hollow spoke, 19" split-rim alloy wheels, an LSD, larger floating disc brakes and big callipers, uprated cooling, revised front grille, darker rear lights and increased power. This option came in at a cost of around £20,000 alone! This particular SL55 AMG 'F1' was supplied new in June 2004, finished in Metallic Black with a full Black leather interior, including a rarely ordered Alcantara roof lining. Other options included a cooled centre glove box, pulse seats - heated and vented, a panoramic roof with retractable shade, 6 CD-changer, Sat Nav, Bose sound system and AMG over mats. On test, the car performed well offering a relentless surge of power when requested and reassuring braking power from the F1 pack upgraded braking set-up. The service record shows main agent attention all the way to 55,000 miles when an independent specialist took over. The folding roof is a remarkable piece of German engineering offers a secure hard-top panoramic roof and the option of open-air motoring when the weather permits, Supercar performance and still a comfortable fuss-free ride that only Mercedes seem to get just right. This superb example is to be offered with a fresh service and new MoT, ready to be enjoyed.