2002 Mercedes Benz SLK 230 Kompressor


AutoArcheologist
Middletown, CT 06457
United States

2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Price
$11,500
Condition
Fine
Mileage
69,000
Transmission Type
Automatic
Exterior Color
Blue
Interior Color
Gray
Category  Foreign Cars

Description
2002 Mercedes Benz SLK 230 Kompressor The SLK came about in the late 90's as Mercedes' Sport Light Kompact car.. The Kompressor was their supercharged version. The 2.3L 4 cylinder puts out close to 200 hp and a little over that in torque. The SLK is a hard top convertible that drops the top in under 30 secs with the press of the button. The SLK 230 came standard with many luxury appointments, much like their SL predecessors, such as power steering, power 4 wheel disc brakes, leather .....
interior, AC, cruise control, 8 way power seats, power windows, auto-dimming mirror, dual-zone climate control, traction control, sport mode, 6 speed auto transmission, air bags, anti-lock brakes and stability control. This 3 owner model came from the factory in Bahama Blue Metallic over black leather interior. It was first leased in California, for just a couple of years, the second owner, also in CA owned it for about 10 years and it was regularly serviced as shown in the CarFax. The third owner purchased it in 2016 and has also cared for her quite well over the last few years. She is now just a bit bored and wants to move onto another car, so she's selling this one. The paint is in very good condition with just a minor chip here or there to show the 69,000 miles on the car, the Carfax lists minor rear damage reported and that is a very small crack on the rear bumper cover. The interior is also in good condition with some minor wear on the door pull and center console area. The car is rust free. As mentioned, the car has been serviced regularly and drives and accelerates well. The car is in need of nothing. Turn the key, press the button to drop the top and go. Originally listed less than 20 years ago at close to $40,000, this beautiful Mercedes can now be had at well less than $20,000. In great condition, destined to be a future classic much like the R107 series and Pagoda top SLs of the 60s through the late 80's, this car is priced at just $11,500, which is a fairly firm price. Any questions, for many more photos and video, to schedule a time to see in person or to make an offer, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for the interest.
Features
2dr
Power Disc Brakes
Air Conditioning
Power Locks
AM/FM Radio
Power Seats
CD Player
Power Steering
Convertible
Power Windows
Cruise Control
Tilt Wheel
Power Brakes
Tinted Windows
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Finding Lost Automotive Souls

It must have started when I was a kid, at 4 years old, lying in a hospital bed, watching my roommate build model cars. I HAD to have a model car too, so my Dad went out and bought me a plastic model of a 1964 MB 230 SL that we built together before I was released; so began my love affair of all things automotive, fast cars, bright colors, loud engines.

My attentions have since "matured" to the subtle lines of a classic Jaguar, the growl of a Ferrari V12, the distinct aroma emanating from the original leather interior of a recently unearthed Cunningham, or cool fall air rushing through our hair as we drive Amelia, our 76 MGB roadster. Not that I don't appreciate the fast cars and loud engines anymore; my palette has simply expanded. To me, an automobile is not merely a mode of transport to bring one from point A to B, but an experience of all the senses.

We have all seen them; some may even have them right now in their own yard: what appears to be the carcass of an old car, wasting away in the side yard, under a tarp, in a barn... These automotive lost souls are what I have set out to save if at all possible. The souls of these relics are the stories that are attached to them through years of ownership, maybe by one person/family or possibly a dozen or more. In some cases, our friend may be too far gone to bring back to road-worthiness, however, many times that is not the case. Once matched up with the next conservator, the motorcar gains a new lease on life as additional memories are instilled upon it.


That is why we do it... What is it that we do?

Archeology is the study of man's past by studying the remains of his culture. Each automobile sitting in someone's yard, barn, garage or under a tarp is a way to dig into the past of the car, it's previous owners, by studying the the stories attached to it... looking into it's soul.

As I travel the back-roads and byways of Connecticut and New England I see many of these aforementioned "artifacts". What I have set out to do is document in photos and text the stories attached to many of these vehicles. If at all possible, to save them from disintegrating into iron oxide dust and put them into the hands of those who will enjoy adding chapters to the story, whether they chose to use the car as a donor so that another may live, or bring the car back and put it back into service. Sometimes, those cars haven't fallen into disrepair and the owners simply want or need to move the car. We're there to assist in putting those cars into the hands of the next conservator.

If you are interested in any of the cars for sale on my web site, please don't hesitate to contact me.

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