The Mercedes SLR Is the Forgotten $500,000 Supercar

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  1. stwat

    stwat Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    He just has to be Jay Lenno's illegitimate love child !

    https://youtu.be/hjzfHp3TNL8
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    Why is he shouting!
     
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    Give it 15 or 20 years and there will be cheap ones around , just as back in the 1970s you could buy a W198 for anything from a few hundred to a couple of thousand ( cheapest I saw was a crash damaged Gullwing for £200 ) . Now worth just a bit more .
     
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    2013 last sls gullwing delivery mileage avail for similar money, sold ex footballer for 50k i kick myself for keeping it
     
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    I know someone who bought a 53 Merc and a 68 Muira for peanuts in the oil crisis in the 70's.

    Sold the Muira for £265k in 2009.

    (wishes he hadn't as it's worth north of £1.4m today.....)
     
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    Lol.
     
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    Servicing the SLR

    My local independent, Steve at Avantgarde in Clevedon, is the indy who also caters for the SLR. Simple, menu pricing:

    | Avantgarde Automotive, Clevedon, Bristol

    So, that's spark plug replacement starting at £6k! I knew they were specialist cars but hadn't realised quite how esoteric
     

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