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The Monaco Sale 'Les Grandes Marques à Monaco' / 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé Chassis no. WMX1973771A002146 Engine no. 15998060002209

Lot 111
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One owner from new
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé
Amended
13 May 2022, 15:00 CEST
Monte Carlo

Sold for €218,500 inc. premium

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One owner from new
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Coupé
Chassis no. WMX1973771A002146
Engine no. 15998060002209

• Built to Swiss market specification
• Automatic transmission
• Well specified

Footnotes

"For anyone wishing to give their Mercedes that extra personal touch, Mercedes-AMG GmbH has just the answers. The Daimler-Chrysler subsidiary offers the combined experience of Mercedes-Benz and AMG in the field of high-quality enhancements for Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and puts the emphasis firmly on individuality when creating the customer's dream Mercedes." - Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

AMG, which is now the official performance division of Mercedes-Benz, has a long history of producing high-performance derivatives of Mercedes' standard production vehicles, and these improved versions enjoy an enthusiastic following world-wide, with prominent figures of the motorsports, entertainment, sport, and business communities being counted among aficionados.

With the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in 2010, the Affalterbach-based firm took a significant step forward. First seen at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and acknowledged as a tribute to the legendary 300 SL 'Gullwing' coupé of the 1950s – arguably the world's first supercar – the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was notable as the first car to be designed in-house by AMG. A collectors' item from the day it was announced, the newcomer featured 'Gullwing' doors like its illustrious predecessor and succeeded the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren at the top of the German manufacturer's range.

Boasting a chassis/body of mainly aluminium construction, the SLS (Sport Licht Super) was powered by a 6.2-litre V8 engine producing 563bhp initially (572bhp in the car offered here) - the most powerful normally aspirated production car engine of its day - while the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission was similarly state-of-the-art. A rear wing, extendable at high speeds, kept the SLS stable at its near-200mph maximum, while its low weight (1620kg) helped the car lap the Mercedes-Benz test track quicker than its SLR McLaren predecessor. Not surprisingly, given its pedigree, the SLS AMG proved very popular with racing drivers, Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton among them.

A 2011 model built to Swiss market specification, this example was ordered new by the current vendor in 2010 and first registered in Switzerland on 15th November 2010. Highlights of its mouth-watering specification include the following:

Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
Reversing camera
Garage door opener
LED daytime driving lights
Auto dimming interior and driver's side mirrors
Memory kit (seats, steering column, mirrors)
AMG performance steering wheel
Tyre pressure control
Electrical folding exterior mirrors
Anti-theft warning device
Automatic climate control
COMAND APS with DVD changer
Media interface (UCI)
Headlamp cleaning system
Bang & Olufsen Beo Sound
Interior monitoring system
Bi-xenon headlamps
Emission control system with EU5 technology

Finished in Designo Mystic White 2 (metallic) with Designo Exclusive natural leather/light brown woven leather interior, this collectible modern Mercedes is offered with copies of its Swiss Carte Grise, sales receipt and purchase invoice, the latter listing its specification in full.

Please note that if this vehicle remains in Monaco or France, it will be subject to 20% Import VAT and 10% Import Duty (+VAT) both calculated on the hammer price. In some cases, the 10% Import Duty (+VAT) shall not apply however please speak to our recommended shippers for full confirmation of charges. All customs charges will be invoiced and collected directly by our customs agent, Benaim. Please note that if you purchase as an EU Company, the VAT amount will be calculated based on your registered country's rate and paid directly there. Import rates to other EU Countries may vary and an administration fee will be charged to prepare the necessary customs clearances. If you have any questions regarding customs clearance, please contact the Bonhams Motorcar Department or our recommended shippers.

Saleroom notices

Please be advised that the engine number was unable to be verified due to its placement.

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