Lot Number
21
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster


ESTIMATE: $335,000 - $365,000
CHASSIS NO: WDDAK76F58M001562
• A mere 3,600 miles and single ownership from new
• One of just 106 units produced
• Silver Arrow red leather and Carbon fiber interior packages
• Fresh Mercedes-Benz dealer service
• Mercedes-Benz and McLaren’s legendary supercar

5,439 cc SOHC supercharged and intercooled V-8 engine, 617 HP, AMG Speedshift R five-speed automatic transmission with three manual modes, four-wheel coil-spring independent suspension, and four-wheel Sensotronic hydraulic disc brakes; wheelbase: 110”


The name SLR bears great significance for Mercedes-Benz, reminding us of a time in motorsport history where the German auto manufacturer was in its heyday. An era where the Silver Arrows were dominating the Formula One stage and legendary drivers like Juan Manual Fangio and Stirling Moss were doing some of their best racing. It was during this period that Mercedes developed the 300 SLR, the very car Moss won the 1955 Mille Miglia in, averaging 100 mph, a record immortalized in history that has never and will never be beaten. Mercedes sought to take this rich heritage and embody it in a modern supercar which is how the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren came about. Its long front bonnet and gullwing style doors pay homage to the 300SL Gullwing and certainly has the performance a car bearing the SLR name should. The 5.5-litre supercharged AMG V-8 produces a pungent 617 horsepower that will hurl the user to a 208-mph top speed. The Mercedes SLR McLaren possesses the bedroom poster worthy looks and the astonishing performance one wants in a supercar with the heritage and racing pedigree to make it a truly special car.

The example on offer is a 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster, chassis number WDDAK76F58M001562, has a mere 3,600 miles, and is offered fresh from long-term single ownership. Referring to a copy of the build-sheet, this SLR cost over $515,000 when new, equipped with a variety of options including the Silver Arrow red leather interior package, alone a $10,000 option, Carbon fiber interior package, two-tone steering wheel, wider factory seats, floor mats with contrasting leather red piping, red brake calipers and has US State legal emissions. This is an extremely well-optioned example that has seen very little use and presents as such.

The way this car drives is nothing short of an engineering spectacle and delivers complete sensory overload from the force of the raw acceleration, to the whine of the supercharger, the growl of the exhaust, and the handling to match. This example, in particular, is mechanically up to date and expresses no symptoms of concern. Receiving a fresh service from the local Mercedes-Benz Dealership within the past 90 days at a cost of over $7,000.

The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a piece of hand-built engineering ingenuity and serves as one of the most stunning cars to look at. The SLR fully embodies everything a supercar is supposed to be, from the jaw dropping styling to the insane amounts of power. This example is one of only 106 units produced in 2008 and offers an exclusive opportunity to own one of the greatest supercars of its generation. With such limited production numbers, and many examples misused, it is rare to find such a well-kept, low mileage, roadster sporting a laundry list of options. Offered with this sale are the factory issued books, air compressor, tools, first aid kit, battery tender and rare coffee table book as well as recent service records. With such limited mileage and fastidious care, this stunning black SLR is ready to devour the highway for anyone looking to enjoy Mercedes’ most ambitious supercar of the last decade.

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Roadster
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