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Convertible or Coupe? Why not get both? From $125 per day or less, a superbly luxurious 2 seater convertible that quickly transforms into a snug, taut, hard top coupe and still has room for luggage. Fun and clever, with a wow factor black and red leather interior, it’s a comfortable and consummate drive. Hire our Mercedes SLK convertible and you really do get the best of all worlds with this precision sports car.

Day 1 Hire
$205 $145
Day 2 - 5
$160 $95
Day 6 - 9
$125 $65
Day 10 & over
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For hire since 2014 at
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All cars come with unlimited km, comprehensive insurance & roadside assistance for both islands, plus insurance excess reduction options. We also provide a personalised familarisation session and documentation for your car. 

The car you see here is the car you’ll get, with slight differences. A 20% deposit using secure payment facilities reserves your unique car and dates, so why not….

Features and Specification

  • Leather Seats
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Vario Roof
  • Heated Glass Rear Window
  • Cruise Control
  • CD player
Safety Rating: 4 star EuroNCAP

  • ABS
  • Passenger & driver airbags
  • Roll over hoops
  • Traction control

      Ride = Balanced

  • Seats 2
  • Luggage Space = Good/Tight
  • Boot space roof up (cm) = 90 x 60 x 50 (LWH)
  • Boot space roof down (cm) = 90 x 60 x 20 (LWH)
  • (An average large suitcase is 78 x 50 x 32)
  • (An average small cabin case is 54 x 37 x 20)
  • 2.3 litre Supercharged
  • Auto 4 speed tiptronic transmission

 

 

Our genuine customer comments on driving this classic below....

What's she like to drive?

Superbly smooth cruising with the ability to show a real clean pair of heels should you want to, backed up by the supercharger offering consummate overtaking legs as required. Raspy exhaust note as the revs rise, and real confident stick-ability in the twisties, this car feels solid and planted. When driving, your eyes are drawn down those retro bonnet power bulges, beckoning you to pursue the horizon. Automatic 5 speed transmission makes for an easy, relaxed drive or you can make it more involving and take control anytime you want to with the Tiptronic clutchless change system.

What do I need to get used to?

Surely sports cars weren’t meant to be this comfortable and inviting? There’s that ‘whoa’ matching red and black interior that invites all sorts of comparisons but certainly isn’t dull. Leather seats, zoned climate control for the driver and passenger, cruise control, brushed aluminum dash, white retro dials and a wind deflector to prevent unpleasant drafts. But comfortable doesn’t mean flaccid, the steering is very direct and nicely weighted, with the ride cushioned yet firm. In its glorious imperial red this isn’t a car for shrinking violets, and you might get asked to perform the folding metal roof trick several times. The South Island is ideal convertible weather but the sun is surprisingly strong – between November and March, a hat and sunblock are essential top down accessories.

What about safety and reliability?

Of the highest Mercedes standards, with front and side airbags for both passenger and driver, very positive brakes with ABS, ESP traction control, (tested that), and in the extremely unlikely event of issues you have full roadside assistance included in your hire charge. She’s regularly serviced and has to pass the Certificate of Fitness (CoF) test required for rental cars every 6 months.

What condition is she in?

Very good, although a few marks on the red interior. We only acquire cars of a high standard that have been well looked after inside and out. This model is no exception with a fairly low mileage for the age.

How much luggage can fit?

That depends on how much you like the roof down. With the Mercedes SLK roof up, a couple of large and a couple of medium holdalls should fit in the boot fine. With the roof down however, some of those holdalls, especially if deeper than 20cm, will have to stay behind at your accommodation and there’s no extra bag space behind the seats. This video showing the roof mechanism will give you a better idea, (note it’s of the same model car but not the exact car you’ll be driving). Do refer to the Seating & Luggage tab above for exact dimensions, and we always recommend the use of soft baggage, not suitcases. Having said that, several holidaying couples have successfully enjoyed use of the car with luggage for over a week or even two though.

And the best driving tracks from the same year as the car would be?

These songs are just made for driving roof down, stereo cranked up, and enjoying life. For 1998 the best driving tracks for very cool cruisin’ are:

  • Thank you – Dido
  • Godsend – DC Talk
  • Everybody here wants your Mercedes you – Jeff Buckley

Now we acknowledge driving music is a very subjective thing, but clearly here, we’re right. So download, hire our Portable Bluetooth Speaker & enjoy!

Bring Your Own Tunes enabled!

This car is equipped with Aux In for 3.5 jack cable and/or Bluetooth enabled connection to your Smartphone or media device to play your own sounds through the car stereo!

How fast will she go Mister?

You’ll arrive at the 100km/h legal limit surprisingly smoothly and swiftly, especially using the manual gear change……but of course, you can have a lot of supercharged fun getting there….

How would a certain Mr Clarkson describe it?

“Oh great, it’s my car but half the price (and better)…”

And the RentAClassic description for the Mercedes SLK?

“…well strictly speaking he was comparing a later faster SLK model to his larger Mercedes SL……but we think this is a car that both the sexes will be fighting to drive…Mercedes SLK = Superb, Luxurious, & Keen as German mustard…”

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Special Extras to make it extra special...

Satellite Navigation Hire

Far superior to most phone apps, with HD dashcam option to record your epic drive! $15/25 per 24 hours.

Portable Speaker Hire

Beam your perfect cruising soundtracks to our best in class UE Roll Bluetooth speaker! $15 per 24 hours.

Pack a picnic

Hire a picnic hamper with settings for 2 or 4, (minus food & drink), plus rug. $30 for 24 hours.

Ready to hire?

All cars come with unlimited km, comprehensive insurance & roadside assistance for both islands, plus insurance excess reduction options. We also provide a personalised familarisation session and documentation for your car. 

The car you see here is the car you’ll get. A 20% deposit using secure payment facilities reserves your unique car and dates, so why not….

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