This Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG is dying for someone to boost its odometer
The supercar has done its garage time. It desperately needs some tarmac time
The Mercedes SLS AMG. A successor to the McLaren Mercedes SLR on paper and a modern-day successor to the OG Mercedes SL in spirit. It carried the throaty and bass-heavy exhaust note from its direct father as well as the signature gull-wing doors from its godfather. Could cars get more hereditary? Unfortunately, this long hooded grand tourer was discontinued in 2014. However, one barely used one just popped up on sale.
This 2011 model year SLS AMG finished in one of nine exclusive colours, Le Mans Sapphire Red is slated to go under the hammer. Come November 13 and 14, SilverstoneAuction will be conducting an online bidding event, and this Mercedes will certainly be one of the main attractions.
Enthusiasts will be aware of its famed naturally aspirated 6.2-litre V8 engine putting out 563hp and 650Nm of torques. Which further entails 0-62mph can be done in 3.8 seconds, and this German supercar will keep plummeting until 197mph (317kph). What the enthusiasts won’t be aware of is the low odometer rating in this SLS, standing not so tall at just 6,915 miles (11,129 km)!
Such low readings come on the back of a long quite stint enjoyed by the car at a private collector’s garage since 2017. But before that, this SLS was shipped to South Africa after which it got transported to the UK post-2016. And yet, the condition seems quite well-maintained. The cabin is swathed in Nappa leather with white stitching while the equipment list comprises of satellite navigation, climate control and memory seats. The modification count hovers somewhere around minimal to none.
The listing states the car was slated to undergo a scheduled service by a major Mercedes dealer to ensure the new owner could go bonkers with the car from the get-go. To sum up, this Mercedes SLS AMG seems like a very inviting proposal in my eyes. If only I had some Gold bars lying around to spare...