Iconic Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Headed to Monterey Auction

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If I’m doing my math correctly, when the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren came out, I was 18-years-old, which means that had I prospered well-enough in life, like many young entrepreneurs have, I’d be able to afford this bad boy now. Sadly, that’s not the case…

Still, maybe you’re able to afford the car you grew up admiring. If so, you may want become a bidder at Mecum‘s premiere auction taking place during Monterey’s car week later this month. The price estimate? Nothing too crazy, around $180,000 to $225,000 bucks. If you think about it, that’s less than a new Lamborghini Huracan, and this SLR McLaren has twice the personality of the Lambo.

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This 2005 model possesses a 5.4 liter hand-assembled V8 engine built at at the McLaren Technology Center, not at the AMG headquarters. The massive power plant pumps out a thunderous 617 horsepower, which is insane considering the car’s age. Such horsepower figures would normally be associated with a much, much newer supercar.

There were a total of 2,114 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarens built worldwide, which doesn’t grant it super-limited hypercar status, but it’s a bloody gorgeous supercar nonetheless. This specific model has taken a big hit in estimated value due to its 21,336 miles in the odometer, but I certainly can’t blame the owner for driving it. Can you?

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Via [Mecum]

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