Introduced in 2003, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren is a spiritual homage to the immortal 300SL cars of 1954 to 1963 and the 300SLR racing car of 1955. Over the years there were five further variants of the SLR McLaren. In 2006, the “722 Edition” was introduced, commemorating the Stirling Moss-Denis Jenkinson victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia in an original 300SLR. Their starting number was 722, signifying 7:22 a.m. Later came the more potent 722 GT and finally the SLR Stirling Moss was launched in 2009.
This was the last partnership of Mercedes and McLaren, and all production ceased in December. The Stirling Moss was apparently only available to previous SLR owners.
This SLR McLaren is tastefully presented in the stunning color combination of black with red interior. With less than 5,500 actual miles from new, it is offered in wonderful, well-cared-for condition worthy of such a car. Side-ported exhaust, gullwing-type doors, Mercedes-Benz phone (in armrest), AM/FM radio, air conditioning, asymmetric “turbine design” factory alloy wheels, many power convenience functions and Mercedes-Benz books accompany this renaissance of a legend.
As one of the iconic first-generation coupes built, this very special SLR McLaren offers a rare opportunity for supercar ownership. With only about 1,150 cars originally sold, some driven harder than others, low-mileage examples such as this are difficult to find. This is unquestionably one of the finer opportunities available to own one of the world’s most usable supercars, one destined to become a future classic. The car will be offered by Auctions America on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at its Fort Lauderdale sale and is estimated between $275,000 and $325,000.