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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Black Series

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I would have loved to have been in the meeting when the bosses at Mercedes and AMG came to the conclusion that the SLK would be the car to launch their Black Series line. Just to refresh, the Black Series was launched in 2006 as a “purist” and “ready for the track” model line that took a few of their AMG offerings and turned them up to 11. They started the with R171 SLK55 of all things, then moved on the CLK63, SL65, C63 Coupe, SLS, and soon to be released AMG GT. That is it. Six models over the past 15 years. Thankfully the American market was blessed with all those models, although a bit watered down, except for today’s car, the 2007 SLK55 AMG Black Series.

Only 100 examples were made and you have to wonder if it was just some sort of test run to see if the people would actually buy them. After all, Mercedes priced this car at €107,300, which is just over $130,000. You can probably understand why the US market didn’t get them now. AMG didn’t skimp on the extras for all that money as you got a bunch of more aggressive body work, some weight savings, cool cloth seats, and a bump to 400 horsepower. As you might have imagined, people like that stuff. That surely explains why this example up for sale in The Netherlands is much more than $130,000 dollars now.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG Black Series at Auto Leitner

Year: 2007
Model: SLK55 AMG Black Series
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 31,000 km (19,262 mi)
Location: Alkmaar, Netherlands
Price: €147.500 ($179,570)

Very rare, this SLK 55 AMG Black Series and a real collector’s item because of the first of the Black Series series; only 100 units produced and rarely for sale. While most are delivered in Iridium Silver Metallic, this one is finished in 197 Obsidian Black Metallic. Original 31,156 km and recently had major maintenance at the Mercedes dealer; invoice present. Swiss AMG and in top condition! The price includes 21% VAT.

Is this car cool? Absolutely. It looks really great, I’m sure it is a blast to drive, and it is very exclusive. Is all that worth nearly $180,000? Debatable. You are basically just paying for the coolness of owning the first Black Series car and that is about it. Nothing really makes you say this is a $180,000 car per say as it is just an R171, even with all the cool bits. Will someone buy it? Of course. I am picturing this one as a Monaco car for the person who wants something more unique than a Ferrari 488 in a slightly different color combination.

– Andrew


  1. james Fuerstenberg
    james Fuerstenberg January 29, 2021

    you can buy a very nice SLS for that money with change left over. Hmm, which would you choose?

  2. mygti
    mygti January 29, 2021

    We demand manual transmissions in cars we cannot afford and have no real interest in!

  3. Ricky Weston
    Ricky Weston January 29, 2021

    Haha! That’s a good one I take my hat off mygit 🙂

  4. MR K
    MR K January 29, 2021

    I think I’m in love….but not with this car, which I could care less about. This dealer looks absolutely amazing. They have the cleanest 600SEL (not S600) I have seen since the 90s, and their sold page shows an amazing Maybach coupe – I didn’t even know they made those!

  5. James P Fuerstenberg
    James P Fuerstenberg January 29, 2021

    I see that their website has other cars with eye-watering price (over-price) tags…I would take the LFA

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