Kleemann SLK 55K S8

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Bobby Dazzler

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I don’t usually post photos of cars I buy but this one might be a rare exception. It’s both a Mercedes and an unusual example at that, and so it might be of interest to some MBClubbers, so here it is.

Today I picked up a Kleemann SLK 55K S8. I know, I know it’s a little dull compared to a Mercedes-AMG ForFour Black Series AMG Sport Plus Night Edition Premium Plus 125 Navi facelift powered by Brabus.

It’s a one-owner low-mileage car which is in exceptional condition. I bought it from an ex AMG technician who has very very high standards, and anything not meeting his exacting standards was replaced.

It left the Mercedes factory with a naturally aspirated 5.4 litre M113 V8, but soon after it was supercharged by Kleemann and they also replaced the camshafts and full exhaust including headers and racing cats.

In period it was sometimes referred to as being the “Baby SLR” due to it’s F1 style “nose”, similar (but not quite) power output, and it’s deep chested bellow combined with supercharger whine.

Inside and outside it’s completely standard, with no hints of what can be found beneath the bonnet. It’s Obsidian Black with black and red two-tone nappa leather interior, and it’s all in fantastic condition.

The wheels are the optional five-spoke design rather than the more usual “Turbine” style. I probably prefer the turbines, but if I can find the right set then there might be a set of 19-inch AMG IV going on there.

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That is stunning 😍 I also like the wheel's mine has the turbines on it
 
WOW, that's lovely. 😎🙂👍
 
Great car - I love the fact that it looks so clean and standard on the outside too! :cool:
Agreed Will. Great to see it’s untouched aside from the nuclear mass under the bonnet.

Would love to see some interior photos when you have time Rob. And maybe a graphic engine bay shot. 🥳
 
Very very nice , prefer the wheels to turbines but either way I bet it’s a brilliant car to drive.
 
Is the suspension standard? Looks like the geo is a touch different, a little more negative camber? Could just be the pics though :)
 
Lovely. I assume there are suspension changes, or is that stock?

I too prefer those wheels to turbines.
 
Wowzers, that's a beaut 😍
I'm going with the crowd here: the rims really work. The soft edges of the spokes compliment the curves of the car. We definitely need some more pics when you get the chance. Nice one Mr BD.
 
Very very nice , prefer the wheels to turbines but either way I bet it’s a brilliant car to drive.
These wheels will certainly be quicker and easier to clean than the turbines. I had a good few hours behind the wheel yesterday on a mix of roads and it feels more like a hot rod than a sports car, that’s for sure.
 
Is the suspension standard? Looks like the geo is a touch different, a little more negative camber? Could just be the pics though :)
I’m not aware of any mods. It was aligned prior to pick up at my request. I was told it was already bob on.

A bad man on this forum has already been suggesting some tweaks to sharpen it up - and that was before I had bought it!
 
Lovely. I assume there are suspension changes, or is that stock?

I too prefer those wheels to turbines.
I believe it’s stock but I’ll find out when I get it on a ramp. It does look like it sits well though!
 

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