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MERCEDES-BENZ SLR MCLAREN STIRLING MOSS - €Auction

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM Sothebys' The Tegernsee Auction event, 27 July 2024.
€3,200,000 - €3,800,000 EUR

  • An incredible opportunity to acquire a barely driven Stirling Moss speedster that shows only 45 kilometres; presented in virtually-as-new condition throughout
  • The rarest and final variant of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren; one of 75 Stirling Moss editions built in tribute to the driver’s astonishing 1955 Mille Miglia triumph
  • Finished in the metallic shade of Crystal Antimon Grey over a Black and Anthracite leather interior with complementing Silver Arrow Leather 300 SL Red accents
  • Features a carbon fibre monocoque; powered by a 5.4-litre supercharged V-8 rated at 641 horsepower, mated to a five-speed automatic transmission


A staggering 32-minute winning margin achieved on public roads ahead of his team-mate and eventual five-time Formula 1 World Champion, Juan Manuel Fangio, ensures that the late Sir Stirling Moss lays claim to arguably the single-most celebrated event victory in motorsport history. His utter domination of the 1955 edition of the fearsome Mille Miglia road race also helped the Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR he piloted that day, decorated with the race number “722”, earn a reputation as ostensibly the most valuable car in the world.

As such, when the Stuttgart marque partnered with McLaren and revisited the “SLR” name for its 2000s flagship supercar, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, it was only fitting that the model line should bow out with a tribute to Moss’ finest hour (or 10!) behind the wheel.

Unveiled to the public at the 2009 North American International Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren Stirling Moss was ahead of its time as a modern take on a speedster, arriving more than a decade before Ferrari debuted the Monza SP1 and SP2, McLaren released the Elva, and Aston Martin launched its V12 Speedster and DBR22 models.

Production of the Stirling Moss variant was limited to 75 units that were only available to existing owners that had bought an SLR McLaren, which was chiefly designed by the great Gordon Murray. Losing the windscreen and roof, while gaining restyled carbon fibre body panels, helped shed some 200 kilograms. Yet the engine bay still housed a 5.4-litre, supercharged V-8 that fired 641 horsepower to the rear wheels to enable a 3.5-second launch to 100 km/h and a claimed 354 km/h top speed.

The example offered here represents a remarkable opportunity to acquire an SLR McLaren Stirling Moss that shows minimal usage, with the odometer displaying a staggeringly low 45 kilometres at the time of cataloguing. Built in October 2009 and delivered the following February, this car was ordered to Germany and specified with the special-order metallic shade of Crystal Antimon Grey, while the paired-back interior was configured with Black and Anthracite hide complemented by optional Silver Arrow Leather 300 SL Red. Today, the car presents in virtually-as-new condition and is accompanied by its original owner’s guides.

The careful preservation of this car’s low mileage presents this SLR McLaren Stirling Moss as an incredible chance to celebrate one of the most significant chapters of Mercedes-Benz racing history with a car that would be welcome at any discerning concours event.


Please note that this lot is subject to VAT on the full purchase price (both on the Hammer Price and Buyer's Premium). Please note that due to VAT requirements this lot may only be sold for export and trade, interested private buyers, please contact RMS directly.

Bitte beachten Sie, dass bei diesem Los Mehrwertsteuer auf den gesamten Kaufpreis fällig wird (sowohl auf Hammerpreis als auch auf das Aufgeld). Bitte beachten Sie, dass dieses Los aufgrund der Mehrwertsteueranforderungen nur für den Export und den Handel verkauft werden darf.
Interessierte Privatkäufer wenden sich bitte direkt an RMS.


To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/auctions/tc24/.

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  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 AUTOMATIC
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: 63D52F4F-245D-641C-A267-5DA9BD6708F9