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Sold Mercedes Benz SLK 230 Kompressor Carlsson 1997

Mercedes Benz SLK 230 Kompressor Carlsson 1997



Individualists have special expectations. Of themselves and of the things they surround themselves with. Individualists have their own style and drive cars that give expression to their way of life. Using, for instance, tuned engines, dynamic chassis components and leather upholstery. Carlsson design turns production cars into the individual automobile of ones dreams. This is what one expects in  return when buying a Carlsson.

With the Carlsson SLK –  Carlsson finds ways to personalise the car's interior and exterior and to leave its own unique mark on its dynamism and style.

Carlsson has drawn on its experience in enhancing engine power and the aerodynamics package underscores the car's sporty geometry.

With the SLK, Mercedes-Benz presents what is probably the finest roadster in its history.  Two seats, a long bonnet, short overhangs, an open top and the engine in just the right place.

The SLK is a compact roadster manufactured by Mercedes Benz in three generations; R170 launched in 1996, the R171 in 2004 and R172 in 2011. What we have here is an R170 personalised by Carlsson.

On April 22, 1996, the new production SLK-Class, based on the R170 platform was introduced at the Turin Motor Show. The SLK 230 Kompressor launch model became a competitor to the Porsche Boxter and BMW Z3. It was powered by a 193 hp 2.3 L supercharged straight 4 engine.

The SLK was a modern incarnation of the 1950s Mercedes Benz 190SL by returning to four cylinders and a 94-inch (2,400 mm) wheelbase. Massively successful in its first year, worldwide sales hit 55,000, over double the entire nine-year production of 190SLs, and between 1996 and 2004, over 311,000 SLKs were sold.

Quite possibly, this car may in fact well be the only SLK Carlsson in New Zealand.

PRICE FIRM. Car will be sold with a 6 month WOF and 12 months registration.

Shipping / Transport can be organised for Buyer at Buyer's cost.



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We describe our vehicles based on our observations and knowledge and go the extra mile to have the best examples we can find in our collection.

Mileage and other information indicated on this listing is only as accurate as the information available at NZTA. It is always recommended that you get a comprehensive CarJam Vehicle History Report before purchasing.

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Please note that ALL our vehicles, irrespective of age, are being sold without any warranty from us, as to the vehicle's condition or its fitness for any purpose.

For more information about this vehicle, please contact us Monday to Friday between 9:00am till 6:00pm (New Zealand Standard Time). Alternatively, you may email us anytime.

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Waimak Classic Cars accepts that the vehicle being sold must be of “acceptable quality” in terms of section 7 of the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 (the Act) having regard to “the nature of the goods”.

Waimak Classic Cars is not aware of any specific defects with the vehicle, however (a) such a vehicle being a classic vehicle may have mechanical breakdowns, electrical failures at inconvenient times and maintenance costs being part of and parcel of ownership of a classic car; (b) reliability is a combination of the particular nature of the classic vehicle, how it is being driven, how it has been maintained, and to a certain extent luck.

The Purchaser acknowledges that the vehicle is being sold as a classic car; that in terms of the Act and the nature of the goods, the vehicle, is an old car that may have faults, unlike a modern motor vehicle.

The Purchaser is encouraged to personally fully inspect the vehicle and/or to have the vehicle inspected, fully assessed and maintained by an experienced classic car mechanic.

The Purchaser acknowledges that they have read and fully understand this notification and the nature of a car which is many years old.

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