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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren (LHD) For Sale

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  • £235,000 As stated
  • 2005
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Price £235,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Modern Cars
Make Mercedes
Model SLR McLaren
Year 2005
Mileage 5,750 miles
Country UK
Region London
Telephone 02080 334910
Status Trade
Date 25-Sep-2020
Ref C1270040
German delivered
Just 2 owners from new
Formerly part of an extensive collection
Only 5,750 miles from new
All books and COC on file
A King amongst its peers, one of the best available

Finished in the iconic colour combination Crystal Laurite Silver metallic coachwork with a Berry Red hide to match the stand of quality Mercedes’ early Grand Touring ambitions. Benefitting with automatic climate control, 7-speaker BOSE sound system, multifunction steering wheel and electric seats.

Built and delivered new to the German home market, this example stayed within the same single ownership until 2016, some 11 years under there stewardship and covered only 4281 miles. It was at this point the car was sourced after a 2-year search by its current owner who travelled the globe to find the ‘best’ available SLR McLaren. The current owner is someone of importance pertaining to the marque as he was formerly the head of Mayback & SLR McLaren sales for Great Britain. Since being under his ownership the car was first dispatched to Mercedes Benz Brooklands to change the front and rear headlights to UK legislation, new tyres fitted to the cost of £12,888 ( invoice for these works are on file ) The last service was carried out at 5218 miles and carried out by Avantgarde who is owned and ran by Steve Mowat Managing Director. Steve was formerly part of McLaren Automotive as a development and production technician on the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren project. He was involved in building the very first SLR McLaren to roll off the production line and produced knowledge is the best in the business.

Having covered just 5,750 miles from new this 2 owners Europen delivered example is a ‘king amongst it peers’ and more importantly will not disappoint upon arrival. We have all of the owner-driver handbooks, original German registration documents, COC and a wealth of invoices on file.

The initial production of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren in Woking, England resulted in an outstanding car that embodies the tradition of Mercedes-Benz and combines the fascination of McLaren.

In its design, the SLR is a modern-day Mercedes-Benz containing rounded headlights and the prominent, three pointed star. On the contrary, the side vents and dramatic sweeping lines give it a powerful look no other Mercedes has. The dihedral doors however, are derived from McLaren. By deriving the most important components from both automotive powerhouses, the SLR is a combination of the most important aspects of both. The nose section of the SLR is inspired by a Formula 1 car references McLaren and Mercedes as a race team and engine supplier. It is evident that the Mercedes and McLaren employed all the latest technologies to give the SLR not only a cutting-edge look but to stiffen the competition it faced from the Porsche Carrera GT and the Ferrari Enzo.

This is clear in the carbon-fibre monocoque that gives the SLR (Sport Light Racing) it’s well deserved name, allowing the vehicle to be lightweight, but providing absolute strength and rigidity. As opposed to creating a no-compromises type supercar, in response, the Mercedes-Benz and McLaren went a different route by placing the engine behind the cabin, the car had a front-mid-engine layout with the engine placed behind the front wheels and ahead of the cabin. This gave the car a rather spacious boot and cabin which was a rarity for cars with similar performance.

The McLaren was powered by a hand-built 5.4 literature V-8 fitted with a Lysholm-type twin-screw supercharger and is capable of producing an astonishing 617 brake horsepower at 6,500 rpm. It is fitted with an AMG Speedshift R 5-speed-transmission. To complement its 3.8 second, 0-60 acceleration, the SLR features an automatic airbrake and Mercedes-Benz Sensotronic brake by wire system assist.

Now available for viewing at the DD Classics Dealership in London, please call for more information.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the above information but errors may occur. Please check with a salesperson.
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