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SATURDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER 2016
BLENHEIM PALACE, WOODSTOCK, OXFORDSHIRE, OX20 1PP
Viewing of the lots will be available as follows:
Thursday 1st September from 11am until 6pm.
Friday 2nd September from 11am until 6pm.
Saturday 3rd September 2016 from 9am until 3pm.
Registration: RF60 ZGD
Chassis Number: WDD1973771A0004942
Engine Number: A1590100000
Number of cylinders: 8
2010 MERCEDES - BENZ SLS AMG COUPE
Launched at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on 15 September 2009, the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG unquestionably succeeded when it came to fulfilling the Company's intention to create “Automotive fascination and high tech of the highest order, we want this super sports car to boast a purist design, the systematic incorporation of lightweight engineering and superior handling dynamics. At the same time, the SLS will deliver the high everyday utility and exemplary safety that typifies Mercedes-Benz, making the new 'gullwing' the ideal synthesis of the strengths of Mercedes-Benz and AMG”
Indeed, the new rocket ship from Mercedes-Benz and AMG did dazzle with its unparalleled technology package which includes: an aluminium space frame body with gullwing doors; an AMG 6.3-litre, front-mid V8 engine with a top power of 571 hp, 650 Nm of torque, and dry sump lubrication; seven-speed dual clutch in a transaxle configuration; a sports chassis with aluminium double-wishbone suspension; and a kerb weight of 1,620 kilograms. It’s a combination that guarantees supreme handling dynamics. The car’s ideal weight distribution between the front and rear axles (47/53) and its low centre of gravity emphasize the vehicle's pronounced sports car nature. The gullwing accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds, has a top speed of 197 mph (electronically limited) and the fuel consumption of 21.4 mpg (combined) was the best-in-class at the time.
Mercedes-AMG GmbH were obviously pleased with themselves, as this statement from the Chairman, Volker Mornhinweg, suggests “In the SLS AMG, our customers benefit first-hand from the expertise gleaned by Mercedes-AMG from more than 40 years of motorsport experience. The unparalleled technology package provides extraordinary handling dynamics with moderate fuel consumption—another hallmark of AMG today,”
It's not just the gullwing doors that awaken reminiscences of the legendary fifties 300 SL. The characteristic wide radiator grille with the large Mercedes-Benz star and the wing-like fin are also reminiscent of the face of that historic sports car. The three-dimensional, sculptured front with the low, v-shaped front skirt with lateral indentations gives this new gullwing a powerful, almost aggressive stance on the road, a sort of 'Don't mess with me' look. The car’s dominance is underscored by six large air intakes and the wide set, Bi-xenon vertical headlamps.
Silvertsone Auctions are proud to offer this left-hand drive Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Finished in the most beautiful Designo-Magno-Sylvanite Grey Matte (a stunning, shiny-matt, liquid silver) with an 'Exclusive' anthracite leather interior, AMG Silver mouldings and inserts, and an AMG performance steering wheel.
According to its build sheet, this 6.3 litre V8 SLS left the production plant at Sindeflingen, Germany in April 2010 and was sent to Mercedes-Benz Japan to be delivered into the hands of its very happy new owner. It was subsequently imported into the UK directly from Japan and was first registered here in May of this year (2016). Carrying the registration number 'RF60 ZGD', the Mercedes is supplied with a UK V5c, a valid MOT certificate until March, 2017 and the odometer is currently reading a mere 9,811 miles.
Specification includes: AMG Speedshift DCT 7-speed sports transmission, electrically folding exterior mirrors, reverse and front cameras, AMG performance suspension, electrically adjustable seat memory, air conditioning, DVD and Command system, media interface, Bi-xenon headlamps, and AMG Alloy wheels shod with Continental tires.
This 'supercar' is described by the owner as being in exceptional condition, the engine is said to be an “orchestra for V8 lovers and a masterpiece of engineering”. The car is supplied with a fully documented Japanese main dealer Mercedes-AMG service history, its original AMG leather wallet and a full set of AMG service and handbooks.
There is no better way to describe this vehicle other than truly breathtaking, it really is special. Production ceased in 2014 and Mercedes-AMG have elected not to replace the car, so we can only surmise what will happen to values. We commend this fabulous car for your attention.
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