Used Car of the Day: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Lorinser

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's UCOTD is a 20-year-old sportster with relatively low miles. It's a 2003 Mercedes-Benz CL55 AMG Lorinser.

This car has mostly been garaged and the seller says it has been well maintained with very few problems. He or she has all the records.

With the aftermarket Lorinser upgrades, which include a bodykit, exhaust, and engine upgrades, the car makes 605 horsepower. There's also custom audio, Zenetti wheels, and a carbon-fiber silver wood kit.

This car is for sale in Calabasas, California and has about 68K miles on the odometer. The ask is $21,999.

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[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Dec 23, 2023

    Beautiful car and from what I know the NA AMG V8 is extremely solid as is the 5-speed automatic. If you've got the stomach for expensive maintenance and probably some electrical and suspension glitches, it's a awesome car for Corolla money.

  • 2manyvettes 2manyvettes on Dec 23, 2023

    I dipped my toe into German engineering with a 07 E550 in 2011 when it had 60k on the clock. It was a great car until it wasn't. I cut my losses when I traded it for a new Ram pickup truck. I don't regret the experience, but I won't buy another German car.

  • Jalop1991 expensive repairs??? I've heard that EVs don't require anything that resembles maintenance or repair!So let me get this straight: as EV design and manufacture technology, and as battery technology, improves over time, the early adopters will suffer from having older and ever-rapidly outdated cars that as a result have lower resale value than they thought.And it's the world's obligation to brush their tears away and give them money back as they realize the horrible mistake they made, the mistake made out of some strong desire to signal their virtue, the mistake they could have avoided by--you know--calmly considering the facts up front?Really? It's Tesla's obligation here?If Tesla continued to manufacture the Model 3 (for example) the same way it did originally when the Model 3 was introduced, Tesla would not have been able to lower prices. And they wouldn't have. But they invested heavily in engineering in order to bring prices down--and now the snowflakes are crying in their cereal that the world didn't accommodate their unicorn dreams and wishes and wants and desires.Curse the real world! How dare it interfere with those unicorn wishes!
  • Canam23 I live in southwest France and I am always surprised at how many Teslas I see on the road here. Mind you, I live in a town of 50k people, not a big city so it does seem unusual. On the other hand I also see a lot of PT Cruisers here (with diesel engines) so there's that...
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  • Paul Alexander The Portuguese sports car.
  • Bd2 I hope they are more successful with Hyundai. Quality and ATPs only stand to improve with solid union support.