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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren

722 S Roadster
£687,000 ($784,485)
Sale Price
£240,000 - £320,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
17 September 2022
Sold Date
330
Lot Number
#2
Original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. WDD1994761M002027. LHD. Crystal Fayalite Green with red cloth top over Silver Arrow leather. 5439/641hp supercharged V8, automatic, fire extinguisher, forged aluminum wheels, black carbon interior trim, red seatbelts, gold brake calipers.

Evaluation: One of 150 built and represented as a 50-mile, one-owner car. Stored since delivery. Built to Swiss specs.

Bottom Line: In collectability terms the SLR McLaren and especially limited-production models like the Mille Miglia-commemorating 722 has a lot going for it. It has the right badges on the bonnet, F1 DNA, great looks and the Midas touch of a Gordon Murray design. After being relatively quiet for a few years, values have risen more recently. The estimate on this car and another 722 coupe also consigned to the sale seemed very low given current asking prices elsewhere, and this is a fantastic example: delivery mileage and a rare, gorgeous color combination of Crystal Fayalite Green over Silver Arrow leather with contrasting red top.

The estimate may have been tempered by the additional 20 percent VAT and 10 percent import duty that any UK would have to pay, but the bidders weren’t put off. The £687,000 sale price is a real statement of the 722 edition’s collectability.

by Hagerty Insider
22 September 2022
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