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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS

$849,000 EGC
Mona Vale NSW, Australia
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Beauty in the details

There are few cars that have a design feature that is as recognisable as the car itself, and probably none more-so than the 1955 300SL coupe with its Gullwing doors.

The Mercedes SLR McLaren was the first car to pay a homage to this feature, however it was the Mercedes-AMG SLS that is a true successor to the 300SL, and made it a defining feature that drastically carved the car out from the others of its era.

The first standalone car that was not based on a production model, the SLS AMG holds a special place in the Mercedes catalogue of greats and will surely go down as one of the most iconic cars of the 21st century.

With a completely clean sheet, and all the resources at hand of one of the worlds most successful car manufacturers, the team at AMG knew that the SLS had to be a company and an era defining car.

Calling on the venerable 6.2 litre M156 V8 engine as the basis, there were so many modifications done that AMG decided to issue the SLS its own engine code and called it the M159. With over 120 modifications (not least of which being dry-sump lubrication), the M159 kicked out a bellowing 420kw and 650nm and sent power to the rear wheels through its bespoke AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transaxle.

All this power meant a 0-100 time of 3.8 seconds before going onto a top speed of 315km/h, however brute force and performance numbers don’t tell the whole story. The SLS was also designed as a formidable corner carving machine as well as a long legged grand tourer. Much like its 300SL forebears, the SLS has content crushing capability as well as the aptitude to provide serious thrills when the road tightens up and the corner radius sharpens.

There are so many cliches in the motoring journalism arsenal that over time they lose their potency, not least of which when they are applied to a car that perhaps doesn’t deserve the description it’s given. With the SLS, I can’t however think of a car that deserves the moniker “an iron fist in a velvet glove” more. Once described by Jeremy Clarkson as “the thinking mans supercar”, even some 14 years later it still looks just right.

This particular car is (in our opinion) the best SLS we’ve ever seen come to market. Finished in absolutely flawless Daytona Blue Metallic paint over Classic Red Nappa leather, this surely has to be one of the most beautiful and regal combinations possible on the SLS.

With just 2,722 Kilometres from new, this car is a testament to having been in the custodianship of a truly fanatical collector. This SLS is about as close as possible to being a new car for someone who has been searching for the best SLS available today.

420kw 6.2L V8
AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-Speed Transaxle
Iconic “Gullwing” Doors
Just 2,700 Kilometres From New
0-100km/h in 3.8 Seconds
Top Speed of 315km/h
Coachbuilt Aluminium Body and Chassis
19 Inch Alloy Wheels
Selectable Driving Modes
390mm Front and 360mm Rear Disc Brakes
An iconic car such as the SLS is already an ultra-desirable collector piece in any form, a 2,722 kilometre car in this specification is as good as it gets.

Make an appointment with us today to come and inspect this incredible piece of automotive art.