<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062

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2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series

Sold for US$ 189,750 inc. premium
2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series
VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062

5,980cc SOHC Twin-Turbocharged V12 Engine
Electronic Fuel Injection
661bhp at 5,400rpm
5-Speed AMG Speedshift automatic transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes With ABS

*One of only 175 U.S. examples
*Diligently serviced and maintained
*Breathtaking twin-turbo V-12 performance
*Accompanied by books, manual, cover with leather box, and service receipts
*One of Mercedes-Benz most exclusive hand built offerings


THE MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 BLACK SERIES

AMG, 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 motorsports, entertainment, sport, and business communities being counted among aficionados.
Offered here is a beautiful SL65 AMG Black Series, the third of this evocatively titled and exclusive limited-edition family that had begun with SLK55 in 2006. Intended as even more highly developed versions of Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance models, the Black Series consists of two-seater fixed-head coupé designs only. In the case of the SL65, this meant abandoning the 'ordinary' version's folding metal hardtop in favor of a fixed carbon fiber roof, which also made room for the Black Series' retractable rear spoiler.

The SL65 AMG Black Series was unveiled at Monterey in 2008. The base-car SL65 AMG's 6.0-litre V12 engine was retained for the Black Series, but received larger turbochargers, a bigger intercooler, a new exhaust system, and a suitably remapped ECU, resulting in an increase in maximum power to 661bhp (approximately a 10% improvement over the stock SL65 AMG) while torque went up to a mighty 738lb-ft, delivered between 2,200 and 4,200 revs. AMG's engineers not only increased engine output but also trimmed 550 pounds off the car's all-up weight courtesy of additional carbon fiber panels, further improving the power-to-weight ratio. The result was a 0-60mph time of 3.8 seconds, while top speed was electronically limited to 199mph. This stupendous performance reached the road via AMG's Speedshift Plus multi-mode five-speed automatic gearbox.

As one would expect, given the Black Series raison d'être, the chassis too underwent considerable modification, featuring quicker steering, wider front and rear track, and redesigned suspension in the interests of enhanced roadholding and controllability. Mercedes-Benz recognized that many Black Series customers would wish to enjoy their cars on the racetrack (where else could one safely enjoy its performance to the full?) and thoughtfully made the multi-link suspension adjustable. The SL65 AMG Black Series rolled on AMG light-alloy wheels - 19.5" at the front, 20" at the rear - while stopping power was provided by 6-pot calipers at the front, 4-pot at the rear. Only 350 of these amazing cars were made worldwide, only 175 of which were available in the U.S. - all quickly found customers despite a price tag north of $300,000.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This sinister SL65 AMG Black Series was sold new in the summer of 2009, in Lincolnwood, Illinois. The Black Series was appropriately delivered wearing 040 Black paint, with a 531 Black AMG Exclusive Leather interior. Very shortly after its initial purchase - in late 2009 - the car migrated south to the sunshine state of Florida. In Florida, the car would live a pampered life and enjoyed regular, yearly services at Mercedes-Benz of Ft Lauderdale, Florida. In 2013, with less than 9,500 miles on the odometer a major 30,000-mile service was performed, and only 3,000 short miles later, another major service was once again carried out.

In 2015 the Black Series was acquired by the consignor, a Massachusetts based Mercedes-Benz enthusiast, who added the exceedingly rare supercar to his collection. Today, having only covered just over 13,000 miles, the car is in fantastic condition. Thanks to its regular servicing, the cars many features and functions are all said to operate just as intended. Experiencing the best of what Mercedes had to offer is a truly intoxicating experience, the power that the twin-turbocharged 12 cylinders' produce is nothing short of breathtaking.

Accompanying the sale of the Black Series is the original window sticker, books, manuals, Vin numbered black leather box and car cover, Mercedes-Benz service receipts, and a CARFAX report. With only 175 of these exclusive, hand built supercars in the U.S., most of which are tucked away in collections, this Sl65 AMG Black Series offers a very unique opportunity to acquire a highly sought after modern collectable whose demand and value is sure to increase.

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<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
<b>2009 MERCEDES-BENZ SL65 AMG Black Series</b><br />VIN. WDBSK79F49F158062
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