2023 01 13 Featured External Listing - 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Hardtop Convertible - Collector Car Canada
2023 01 13 Featured External Listing – 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Hardtop Convertible
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550


2023 01 13 Featured External Listing – 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Hardtop Convertible


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Here is a Mercedes convertible, sensible enough to convince the better half that it is practical; well, it at least has some practical features.  Being a modern, upscale convertible, it features a folding hardtop that makes it a much better all-weather driver than a soft-top convertible.  Its hardtop is also a lot more convenient to use than removable hardtops.  So, not that we would ever suggest that it be driven through a hard Canadian winter, if the owner decides to, it can be livable.  This ride comes from a Canadian clime where winters can be harsh, Saskatchewan, but at under 100,000 km, it likely has been spared much time on salted roads – always good to check, though!

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CCC Vital Info – 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Hardtop Convertible

Odometer – 96,000 km
Engine Info – 5.0 litre V8
Transmission Info – 7-speed automatic
Exterior Colour – Steel Grey
Interior Colour – Ash
Other features – Power convertible hardtop, Cooled Seats, 383 HP
Seller – Private
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The exterior is finished in steel grey metallic, giving it an understated presence.  The R230 generation of SLs was released for the 2003 model year, the re-skin in place on this 2009 came to market for model year 2006 and modernized the look.  Gone was the double round headlight look shared across the marque, as were some of the Chrysler Crossfire-type accents on the fenders and hood.  The headlights took the shape of the C-class that followed for 2008 with fewer grille slats, a subtle spoiler was integrated into the trunk lid, if only for cosmetics and a diffuser became part of the rear bumper design.  This example retains its factory five-spoke wheels and the rear windscreen remains in place.  It also has the panorama roof which offers a view of the sky without taking the roof down all the way.


2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550

The two seats are covered in a matching ash leather.  Bose audio and Bluetooth integration are on offer, wood appoints the dash, steering wheel and door panels.  The head unit is also Navigation-capable.  An interesting Mercedes feature is included, the “only when needed” roll bar, which activates when sensors detect that a rollover is imminent.  (For those with trust questions, the car can be driven with the bar fixed in place.  Power options abound, of course, and the heated buckets are complemented with a cooling function.

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550


Big V8 in a two-seater?  This car has power to spare.  Underhood is a 5.5L (up from a 5.0, pre-facelift) capable of 383 horsepower.  There is a 7-speed 7G-TRONIC auto slushbox connecting all of that power to the rear wheels, the conventional sports car layout.  It can be shifted with the autostick, with paddles or you can let the car do the shifting for you.  This car was recently reskinned in staggered Michelin Pilot all-season tires.  As well, brakes were changed at 81K km.  The seller does offer a 2017 Carproof but we would advise an investment in a current Carfax report – not infallible, certainly, but much better peace of mind than the 5-1/2 year old report. 

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550


Find this 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Hardtop Convertible in Saskatoon on kijiji for $47,500.  Our thanks to early CCC member Ralph for alerting us to it.

Let Us Know What You Think!  (We love comments.  Ever owned one of these?  Got a story?  Is anyone tempted to go have a look?)

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