<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144

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Lot 178
Motorcars from the Collection of Gerhard Schnuerer
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster

Sold for US$ 118,720 inc. premium
Motorcars from the Collection of Gerhard Schnuerer
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster
VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144

6,200cc DOHC 32-valve V8
Multi-Point Fuel Injection
563bhp at 6,500rpm
7-Speed AMG Dual-Clutch Automatic Gearbox
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Carbon Ceramic Disc Brakes

*Special Ordered new by Mr. Gerhard Schnuerer
*Less than 3157 miles from new
*LeMans Red over designo Brown natural leather
*Complete with maintenance invoices


THE MERCEDES-BENZ SLS

"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. Styled by Mercedes-Benz's Mark Fetherston, the SLS AMG received numerous prestigious design awards, and is the only automobile ever to have won the (gold) Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. An open roadster version was introduced for 2011.

Boasting a chassis/body of mainly aluminium construction, the SLS (Sport Licht Super) was powered by a 6.2-liter V12 engine producing 563bhp initially - 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 (3,573lbs) 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, while the list of celebrity owners includes Eddie Murphy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Pacino, Roger Federer, Sylvester Stallone, and Tom Hanks. Several limited edition versions were introduced, including a GT3 racer, leading up to the SLS AMG GT Final Edition of 2014. Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers has said that there are no plans for a successor, so for the time being the SLS AMG remains the ultimate expression of the noble 'Gullwing' tradition.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This gorgeous SLS Roadster was ordered new by Mr. Schnuerer, and as one would expect, the order sheet was full of amazing options. The exterior is adorned in AMG Le Mans Red paint, while the interior is cloaked in designo Light Brown Natural Leather surrounded by an extended carbon fiber interior package. In addition to the interior, the mirror covers are covered in carbon fiber, as are the engine compartment covers, a $5,400 option. Black 19 and 20 inch AMG 10-spoke forged wheels' house massive AMG carbon ceramic brakes, a $12,500 option!

Since taking its place in the collection, the roadster has received regular upkeep at Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel. In 2013 the car was involved in an incident with required body panels to be replaced and repainted. All of the work was performed by the Mercedes-Benz Classic center; repair invoices are on file documenting the repair work. Today, the car presents in as-new condition, virtually indistinguishable from a new car on the showroom floor. The SLS represents the pinnacle of AMGs naturally aspirated performance accomplishments, these roadsters are sure to be coveted by enthusiasts of the make.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the correct VIN. for this vehicle is WDDRK7HA1CA006899.
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<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
<b>2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster</b><br />VIN. WDDAJ76F96M001144
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