2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss

Probably one of the most overlooked or even forgotten supercars of the last decade is the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss. Lots of people thought it was only a concept car or maybe didn’t even know this car exists. That is totally understandable because only 75 of these cars exist and its lack of a windshield doesn’t scream factory production car. The quick backstory on the SLR McLaren Stirling Moss is that it is obviously based off the SLR but with totally radical styling done by Korean designer Yoon Il-hun. This car still has a bite to back up its bark with a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 220 mph. The only way to obtain one of these cars was to be a current SLR owner and write a check for an even $1,000,000. If you are wondering why you’ve never seen one of these cruising around Beverly Hills or South Beach, Miami, it’s because they were never sold in America so a trip to Monaco is in order if you want to see one of these trying to squeeze into a parking spot surrounded by a crowd of people filming it. The good news is that if you were thinking about importing one to the United States, it is possible with the proper paperwork and even more money. Want to import this example for sale in Germany? Bring a pen with a fine tip on it so you can fit all the zeros inside the little box on the check.

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Year: 2009
Model: SLR McLaren Stirling Moss
Engine: 5.4 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 964 km (599 mi)
Price: On Request

Reminiscent of the SLR racing sports car, the myth of the silver arrow and a tribute to Sir Stirling Moss: The Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss combines spectacular design with the most demanding technology and offers a unique driving experience for all the senses. A limited edition of just 75 vehicles, this is a high-class classic car for sportsmen and enthusiasts.

The newly developed shape of the SLR Stirling Moss conveys tremendous dynamics. The long engine hood, the vehicle body that merges optically with the interior and the compact, muscular tail illustrate the myth of the SLR in the same way as the long-drawn scoops with integrated roll bars behind the headrests, the facet-like, black painted ventilation grids on the side and the bonnet.

Very high side skirts, the powerfully contoured fender and the gull-wing doors that open to the front complete the emotional aesthetic of the SLR Stirling Moss. The so-called tonneau cover made of carbon can close the vehicle. When both the tonneau cover and the doors are closed, the SLR Stirling Moss looks like a sculpture.

Technically, the SLR Stirling Moss has inherited the best genes of the SLR family and benefits from Mercedes-Benz’ extensive experience. The body made from carbon, the newly developed monocoque, the extremely light 1,551 kg curb weight and excellent aerodynamics and safety mean that the SLR Stirling Moss brings you unlimited driving pleasure. The combination of new technology and historical class is beyond any doubt.

The SLR Stirling Moss gets its impressive performance of 478 kW / 650 hp from its AMG 5.5 litre supercharged V8 engine with a maximum torque of 820 NM, which accelerates the puristic sports car to a top speed of 350 km/h. Acute amazement and silence might best describe the reactions when the SLR Stirling Moss passes by. A closed underbody in connection with a massive diffuser ensures the necessary downforce, thus allowing for such dynamic sporty driving pleasure.

The interior is designed to be as puristic as the exterior: The interior has been reduced to the essentials. Valuable materials used in the interior underline the unique character of the SLR Stirling Moss. On the underside of the gear knob, the engraved signature of the eponym in aluminium is also the name of the man who let this vehicle become a classic car. Bodywork that, while giving the impression of being monolithic with historical elements such as the scoop made of carbon, reflects the perfectly staged combination of a nostalgic racing car and a modern supercar design.

The vehicle on sale here is a car that was destined for the German market and was delivered to its first owner, a collector known well beyond the borders of Germany, in December 2009. The collector initially decided not to register the car for road use and put the Stirling Moss in his private museum. Over 2 years later, in the spring of 2012, the time had finally come to register the SLR for the first time making it ready to take its first trip. However, this collector’s item was only moved cautiously and to a very low extent in the following six years, therefore, today the car has just 964 km on the clock. The owner history also shows absolutely no change and this SLR still presents itself as a first-hand vehicle. The vehicle is available immediately and can be viewed in our showroom at any time upon request.

For further information, please contact our sales team.

This car is wild in every sense of the word. I’m guessing that those little tiny pieces of glass make it possible to drive this thing at moderate speeds without needing some kind of face or eye protection based on the number of photos I see of people driving this way. Still, I have to think that you’ll be eating bugs or even worse, road debris, that you’ll be exposed to non-stop when driving this car. Mercedes probably knew that these would be show pieces or parade lap cars when they built them so it wasn’t a huge deal with buyers. I’d guess the other 74 cars have similar mileage to this one (599 mi) because of the crazy cost when new and even the larger costs now.

This price for this example isn’t listed but based on other examples that have sold, $3,000,000 seems to be the magic number. Compared that to the possible $5,000,000 that the CLK-GTR is expected to bring and this seems like a real a bargain. If my net worth is in the hundreds of millions, snagging one of these wouldn’t be a bad idea as both a cool show piece and an investment. I doubt these will ever be cheaper.

– Andrew

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2 Comments

  1. I can certainly add nothing, the car is the only voice needed.

  2. To me, the original SLR will always remain the infamous car from the Ambiguously Gay Duo. Technically a great car, but the design failed with that oddly stretched front end.

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