The time has come to put my beloved 2005 SL 65 AMG hardtop convertible roadster up for sale.
I’m moving on to other projects and moving for my next level of training, which means doing some downsizing.
Someone will be picking up a fantastic car I’ve invested a great deal of time and money into for a smoking deal – Literally stealing this car
The SL65 is absolutely gorgeous. Black exterior/Charcoal interior. 49,8XX miles.
Importantly: Comes with a full transferable warranty with coverage through 8/2013/100k miles (Platinum coverage, everything included, $100 deductible). Original Warranty Value $7000!
Car does have a buyback/lemon title, returned to dealer under loose California lemon laws.
I have full service records of the car for its whole history, with no major incidents. (Carfax and Service Records provided for potential buyers). Has been flawless during my ownership (Purchased in 2010 at 38,000 miles). Many locally know the car well and can offer input as needed for out of state buyers. All current service is done by big name shop – Motorwerks Houston.
My SL has had 2 total paint corrective details from the local detail guru (George Khan).
Will be delivered to buyer in ideal condition.
The SL is tastefully modified and tuned.
Lowered on adjustable lowering links (ABC Air ride suspension still adjustable to 3 heights, very practical –but slammed when desired). Factory links included.
Eurocharged ECU tune (93 octane)
Straight pipe exhaust w/cats and original exhaust tips intact – Sounds ideal! (stock mufflers included, as desired)
My SL65 (est. crank) 670hp/822tq (529rwhp/670rwtq per dyno) – Car has had approximately 8k miles after mods
[Stock comparison - crank ratings 604hp/738lbs tq]
DPE SPSC5 (Superconcave, Aggressive fitment, Custom Set)
20x9 & 255/30/20 Toyo T1 Proxie fronts / 20x11 & 305/25/20 Pirelli P-Zero rears
Fully powder coated barrels.
Gloss black lips/inner barrel. Matte black face. Black center caps.
Hidden valve stems/hardware. TPS sensors fitted and new (No error lights).
Brand new 3M clear bra whole front end (has always had clear bra, looked yellow, fully replaced a few months ago – Headlights, bumper, hood, side mirrors, etc.)
Exterior hardware gloss black to match (previously silver)
6000k HID Low beams/matching HID Fog lights, Color matched LED daytime lights, Non-orange (amber illumination) turn signals, Dark Smoked side markers (All fully legal and huge improvement!)
AMG black/silver hood emblem
Illuminated (blue lighting) AMG logo silver door sills
3M Dinoc Carbon wrapped interior and retrofitted E55 AMG shifter (Original wood protected underneath in perfect condition if desired)
SL63 black matched trunk spoiler
Medium darkness window tint (Including Panoramic glass roof)
Red calipers with black AMG logos
Full Glass Panoramic Roof
Keyless Go Push Button Start
Alcantara Headliner and Dash Gauge Surround
Parktronic Parking Sensors
Distronic Automatic Sensor Cruise Control
Smart Top Remote controlled Hardtop Module (Raise or Lower Hardtop from your remote, Raise or lower top while moving up to 20MPH, 1 touch top button, remotely turn on lights, etc. – might be best mod I’ve ever done).
Hidden K40 Radar System (Detector in front grille, indicator lights tucked into central dash air vent)
Full leather/stitched interior panels (unique to SL65s, panels are vinyl/not stitched everywhere in SL55s)
Brand new front rotors with Fresh set of Low Dust Akebono pads x4 (Huge ticket item on SL65, check before you buy. $1000-1200 per rotor cost alone).
Engine mounts replaced (thank you warranty, also big ticket items due to labor).
Recent service B completed (all service records available).
Brand new Coil packs x2 (~1000 a piece, these will fail if original after any ECU tune. Mine are now brand new and good to go).
New intercooler pump (known to go out on SL/CL, no warning light just reductions in horse power - had replaced w ECU tune).
ABC system recently inspected - in 100% working order (another potential pricey issue to troubleshoot and fix).
90%+ rear tires – Pirelli P-Zeros in 305/25/20.
BEWARE WITH OTHER SL65s – many will sell the car at the time they face a slow ABC leak, worn rotors, low tires, motor mount replacement, etc. This car has been maintained to be my daily driver and the decision to sell has not been promted by looming costs!
Aesthetic Flaws (Pics by request)
Hairline crack in driver’s side tail light, does not leak, hard to see unless close
Small scratch or scuff on passenger rear bumper ~1 inch (Haven’t had George/detail master work his magic on it yet to see if it is superficial/will go away)
Asking $46,500 OBO including Warranty Transfer
Please email me at AdamMyers@gmail.com
for an inquiries or offers.
I am a reputable seller, have been a member of the online automotive community for years, and would sell this car to a best friend or family member.
References for car/pricing:
KBB: Excellent $59,645 Very Good $58,645 Good $57,345 Fair $53,645
NADA: HIGH $61,400 AVG $57,000 LOW $49,600
Current Autotrader listings 2005 SL65AMG: Average Price:$55,208, Highest Price:$79,800 (Has 7,000 miles), Lowest Price:$39,888 (Has 97,000 miles)