<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144

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Lot 168
Motorcars from the Collection of Gerhard Schnuerer
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe

Sold for US$ 235,200 inc. premium
Motorcars from the Collection of Gerhard Schnuerer
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe
VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144

5,439cc DOHC Supercharged V8 Engine
Multi-Point Fuel Injection
617bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed AMG Speedshift R Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Carbon-Ceramic Disc Brakes

*Special Ordered new by Mr. Gerhard Schnuerer
*Less than 2,900 miles from new
*Offered with immense file and all accompanying items
*Stunning 704 Crystal Coronadite Gray over L01 Silver Arrow 300SL Red Leather


THE MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN

Introduced in 2005, their new SLR Supercar (SLR for Sport Leicht Rennsport) allowed Mercedes-Benz and its then Formula 1 partner McLaren to showcase their collective experience in the development, construction and production of high-performance sports cars and, just like its legendary 300SLR predecessor of 1955, incorporated technological developments that were ahead of their time. The heart of any car is its engine, and that of the SLR McLaren is truly outstanding. Produced at Mercedes-Benz's AMG performance division, where each unit was the responsibility of one engineer who carried out the entire assembly process, it is a 5.5-liter, all-alloy, 24-valve, supercharged V8 producing 617bhp, making it one of the most powerful engines to be found in a series-produced road-going sports car. Impressive though this peak horsepower figure is, it is the torque produced by this state-of-the-art 'blown' motor that is its most remarkable feature. The torque curve is almost flat: there is already 440lb/ft by 1,500 rpm and well over 500lb/ft between 3,000 and 5,000 revs.

A front-engined layout was chosen for the SLR in the interests of optimum weight distribution, handling dynamics and braking stability, the motor's dry-sump lubrication system - more commonly found in competition cars - enabling it to be mounted lower in the chassis. The five-speed automatic transmission, already used in several high-performance Mercedes-Benz models, has been specially optimized for very high torque and also offers the driver the option of choosing between different shift characteristics using the Speedshift system.

Extending the long-term technological collaboration that Mercedes-Benz and McLaren enjoyed in Formula 1, the SLR's carbon fiber composite monocoque body/chassis structure was produced in the latter's all-new facility in Woking, England. Carbon fiber has been used for decades in the aeronautical industry and in the construction of Formula 1 cars but is comparatively rare in series-produced road cars because of the expense involved in manufacturing composite structures by hand. Using several patented innovations, Mercedes-Benz and McLaren brought a measure of automation to the carbon fiber manufacturing process, enabling the material's benefits of low weight, exemplary rigidity and strength, corrosion resistance and significantly higher energy absorption in the event of an impact, to be offered in the SLR.

The pioneering use of composite technology was also extended to the brake discs, which are manufactured from a fiber-reinforced ceramic material capable of withstanding extremely high temperatures and offering a level of fade resistance hitherto unattainable in series-produced road cars. Topping off this technological tour de force is the electronically controlled rear spoiler, which rises to an angle of 65 degrees when the driver brakes heavily, boosting the braking effect by increasing aerodynamic drag and lending the SLR outstanding stability when braking from high speeds.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This exceptional SLR Coupe was special ordered new by Mr. Schnuerer. The car was specified in the truly stunning shade of 704 Crystal Coronadite Gray, a color that must be seen in person to truly appreciate its complexity and beauty. Inside, Mr. Schnuerer splurged for the L01 Silver Arrow 300SL red leather at an additional cost of $9,900. After all of the option boxes were ticked, the total sticker price came out to $466,460!

As with all of the cars in the Schnuerer collection, the SLR has been meticulously maintained. All of the services have been carried out by an authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership. The car is accompanied by an immense history file which documents all of the correspondence with Mercedes-Benz while purchasing the vehicle, all service invoices, the original window sticker, manuals, coffee table book with VIN, and the paint and leather sample kit.

Today, having covered only 2,860 miles from new and always receiving the best of care from Mercedes-Benz, this rare Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren coupe presents in exceptional, nearly showroom-fresh condition inside and out. A rare collaboration between two iconic powerhouse manufacturers coupled with ultra-low production numbers and insane performance figures, Mercedes-Benz SLR McLarens represent an incredible value in today's market and are sure to be coveted by future generations. Do not miss an opportunity to acquire what must be one of the finest examples in existence.
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<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2006 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Coupe</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
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