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Lot 28

2013   |   Amelia Island Auction 2013

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

SOLD $225,500

Estimate

$165,000 - $185,000

Chassis

VIN. WDDAJ76F05M000530

Car Highlights

An Exceptional Collaboration of Two Motoring Greats
Traditional Silver over Red Color Combination
One-Owner Example with Approximately 125 Miles from New
One of About 200 SLRs Sold in the US in 2005
A Fitting Modern Tribute to the Spectacular SLR of the 1950s

Technical Specs

5,439 CC SOHC Supercharged V-8 Engine
Sequential Multi-Port Fuel Injection
617 HP at 6,500 RPM
5-Speed AMG Speedshift R Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Carbon-Ceramic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Double Wishbone Suspension
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From an Important Private Collection

This pristine Crystal Laurite Silver SLR with red leather interior was sold by Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills, California, to a prominent local collector in mid-2005 and has remained in his collection ever since. The McLaren has been driven only on an extremely limited basis, showing just 122 total miles at the time of cataloguing. The SLR is supplied with its set of manuals, extra key, and a wide array of factory booklets and documents, as well as its original car cover and factory-supplied, plug-in battery support module. Still riding on its original Michelin Pilot Sport tires, and its four SLR-specific alloy wheels, each with a distinct part number, the car appears just as it did when new in 2005.

Now out of production, the SLR McLaren is remembered as one of the most aggressively styled yet approachable and comfortable supercars of the new millennium. The vast experience of the Mercedes-Benz and McLaren companies came together for only a brief period and resulted in the construction of just over 2,000 SLR cars of all variants. The SLR’s inspired design and superb pedigree make each one an important car to own today and in the decades to come.