Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

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The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was jointly developed in an era when the German manufacturer owned a large share of the Woking outfit as well as being the sole supplier of engines for their Formula 1 team. A partnership which spanned 19 years and brought 3 drivers championships.

The SLR or ‘Sport Leicht Rennsport’ was inspired by the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe and was designed by none other than Gordon Murray and made use of butterfly doors. At the time, it was part of the original ‘Holy Trinity’ along with the Ferrari Enzo and Porsche Carrera GT, although the SLR was more focused on being a Grand Tourer.

The full carbon fibre-reinforced monocoque is clad with carbon fibre body panels and is propelled by a 5.4 litre V8 supercharged engine producing 617bhp with a top speed of 207mph. Stopping power is provided by carbon ceramic brakes and the car features an active aerodynamics system which makes use of the rear spoiler as an air brake when required. The side exit exhausts aren’t just for styling but a necessity due to the use of a flat underbody and rear diffuser to improve downforce.

The example we have available has just 12,630 miles and is finished in the striking Crystal Galaxite Black, a colour that has to be seen to be fully appreciated and is classically paired with Red Exclusive leather.

Supplied new and spent the first 18 years of its life in the US, being regularly maintained at dealers including Fletcher Jones Motorcars of Newport Beach, Penske Mercedes of West Covina, Mercedes of Scottsdale, Mercedes of Coral Gables plus many more.

Since arriving in the UK at 12,449 miles, the car has been subject to a full service at Mercedes Brooklands and will come with a fresh major spark plug service upon sale. Full history is available upon request.

A truly stunning example in beautiful condition and in our opinion the best colour combination.

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Specification

Mileage:
12,630
Top Speed:
207
Year:
2004/04
0 - 60:
3.4
BHP:
617
Transmission:
Auto
Exterior Colour:
Crystal Galaxite Black
Interior Colour:
Red Exclusive
Engine Capacity:
5439
Engine Configuration:
V8
Price:
£309,950