Sometimes you see a car and say “Remember when they made that?” I had a brief moment when I saw this 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. Of course I remembered the car, but with only 175 of them in the US, it’s not like you see them for sale often. This thing is every way bonkers in the power department as sinister as it looks with 661 horsepower with 738 pound-feet of torque. Also bonkers, the price tag of nearly $300,000. Pricessurprisingly dipped pretty hard considering they only produced 350 for the entire world, but now it seems like now is the time to snatch one up as the death of the V12 is near.
This example up for sale in Miami comes in with just under 11,000 miles and looks every bit the part. Prepare to pay though, as prices are getting stronger.
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Model: SL65 AMG Black Series
Engine: Twin-Turbocharged 6.0 liter V12
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 10,500 mi
Location: Miami, Florida
Price: Reserve Auction
2009 Mercedes-Benz SL 65 AMG Black Series, one of only 175 to have been imported for North America. Featuring upgraded brakes and suspension, specialized carbon-fiber bodywork, and a handbuilt V12 bi-turbo engine making over 660 HP, the Black Series represents the ultimate high-performance version of the R230 SL-class. Finished in Black over AMG Exclusive Anthracite leather, this collector-grade example shows just over 10,500 miles ,service records and the original window sticker.
the hand-built 6.0L V12 bi-turbo engine generates up to 661 horsepower and 738 lb.-ft of torque, which is sent to the rear wheels through an AMG Speedshift Plus 5-speed automatic transmission and an AMG limited-slip rear differential. Compared with the standard SL 65 AMG, the Black Series saves over 550lbs. of weight and features larger turbochargers, optimized wastegate ducts, an AMG adjustable coil-over suspension, and larger brakes with 6-piston calipers up front and 4-pistons calipers in the rear. The Black Series will reach 60 MPH from a standstill in as little as 3.6 seconds and continue on to a top speed electronically governed at 199 MPH.
A vast collection of maintenance records since 2009 . Clean carfax.
The Black (040) paint is with a ceramic coating recently applied as well as a clear protective film over the front end and rear quarter panels and bumpers .
Some really disappointing photos here, but they probably tell the story. The big story here is where the prices are at on these. About a year ago we saw one sell for $190,000 with the same amount of miles, which I thought was a really good price at the today. Today, this one starts at $220,000 and carries a reserve. A little ambitious, considering we have data for one with lower miles selling for $179,000. Yes, the market has moved a little on exotic and rare stuff in the past year, but I don’t think anywhere over that $220,000 is going to come. A cool car, but maybe a tab overpriced as it sits.