2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McClaren at Motostalgia Amelia Island Auction

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McClaren at Motostalgia Amelia Island Auction

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McClaren
Estimate: $275,000 - $325,000
Vin: WDDAJ76F05M000091
Designer: Gorden Wagener
Chassis Number: WDDAJ76F05M000091
Engine: 5.5 Liter DOHC V­8
Lysholm Twin­-Screw Supercharger / 557 bhp
AMG Speedshift R Five­-Speed Automatic Transmission
Power­ Assisted Carbon­-Ceramic ABS Disk Brakes with Eight-Piston Front Calipers
Mileage: 7,750 Miles Actual

• Homage to the Mille Miglia­ Winning 300SLR

• Iconic Hypercar Collaboration

• 0­-60 Miles Per Hour in 3.3 Seconds

The Model: Born out of the Mercedes Vision SLR concept of 1999, the SLR McLaren emerged as a joint venture between Mercedes­-Benz and McLaren as an outgrowth of their F­1 partnership. The result was a technological tour de force that brought many F­1 developments to the street. The carbon­-ceramic braking system boasted eight­-piston calipers for the front and received assistance at high speeds from a deployable aerobrake. The SLR makes extensive use of lightweight materials yet delivers all the luxuries expected of a modern Mercedes. After releasing a mere 2,000 examples of this incredible car, Mercedes­-Benz and McLaren parted ways. Most great cars spawn only one successor. The SLR gave rise to two great cars, the Mercedes­-Benz SLS AMG and the McLaren MP4­12C.

The Car: This SLR is effectively a brand new car. With only 7,750 miles over a little more than a decade, this SLR is virtually flawless. Amenities include dual-zone air conditioning, 7-speaker Bose premium sound system and upgraded Bluetooth stereo, power adjustable seats and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Other features include power steering, power windows, power adjusting tilt wheel, rain sensor and smart key. This car is absolutely spectacular in Crystal Laurite Silver exterior with a beautiful leather interior in 300 SL Red. Carefully stored and maintained since new, this is an incredible opportunity to secure perhaps the finest GT Supercar of the past decade.

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Auction Date:  March 10