2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

722 Edition Coupe
£287,500 ($397,958)
Sale Price
£210,000 - £280,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
9 July 2021
Sold Date
209
Lot Number
#2
Original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. WDD1993761M001241. Crystal Antimon Grey Metallic over black leather. LHD, 5439/641hp supercharged V-8, AMG SPEEDSHIFT R 5-speed automatic transmission with three manual modes, 19-inch light-alloy wheels, Sensotronic Brake Control brake-by-wire system with carbon-ceramic discs, full leather, scissor lift doors, 722 badges.

Evaluation: With the same owner since late 2007. Showing 4998 miles and still looks just about new.

Bottom Line: The 722 Edition of the SLR McLaren was introduced in 2006, with “722” being a nod to the starting number of the legendary Stirling Moss/Denis Jenkinson 300 SLR that won the 1955 Mille Miglia. The 722 Edition wasn’t just badges and a few extra digits on the price tag (£32,500, to be exact), as it came with a more powerful engine, lighter wheels, improved suspension, a lower ride height, bigger brakes, and tweaked aerodynamics.

Today, 722 Editions understandably command a hefty premium over the base cars, but in general SLR McLarens are valued considerably lower than most of their hypercar peers from the 2000s. Although this SLR would have cost about £350,000 when new in 2007, this result is appropriate for it in 2021.

by Andrew Newton
15 July 2021
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