Mercedes-Benz stunned the automotive world when they released the SLK in 1996. Here was a stylish compact luxury roadster that offered a trick electro-hydraulic folding metal roof, granting the best of a metal-roofed coupe, with the open-topped motoring nirvana of a convertible. These cars have aged well, and are becoming desirable. Here’s one such example, a 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor from California that’s reportedly in showroom condition as per the seller. It’s got just 77,500 miles on the odo, and comes with the original first aid kit included.
The SLK is a compact vehicle, coming in at just 157.3 inches in length, 67.5 inches wide and standing just 50.7 inches tall. This example wears a straight silver paint job that shows off its Nineties design well. The wheels are a bit shinier, being seven-spoke chromed units. This car appears to have been looked after well, as a peek at the undercarriage reveals that it’s in good condition for a 24 year old car. Let’s not forget the snazzy folding metal roof of the SLK! Venture aboard and the interior color is Mondrian Blue 222. As you’d expect, accommodating that cool electro-hydraulic roof whilst providing some trunk space has meant there’s no room for rear passengers, so the SLK is strictly for two. You get heated leather seats, two-zone manual climate control, a Mercedes-Benz radio cassette with CD changer in the trunk, and the usual powered conveniences. Cruise control lives on a stalk behind the steering wheel. The interior is in mostly good nick, with some wear visible on the center console next to either seat. Metal sport pedals and SLK-branded floor mats complete the kit.
This 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 Kompressor packs a M111.973 2.3L in-line four cylinder with a supercharger (known as the Kompressor) that helps it deliver a decent 190hp and 207lb-ft to the rear wheels via a 5G-TRONIC five-speed automatic gearbox. The zero to sixty time is around 7.5 seconds. This car has reportedly received a new battery, new Bilstein shocks and fresh fluids so you needn’t worry about those things.
Car Location: California Reported to have fresh fluids Reported to have new Bilstein shocks Reported to have a new battery Original First Aid Kit Included Harmon Kardon Surround System
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