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Lot No. 365 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

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One of just nine UK-supplied right-hand drive cars.
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  First registered on the 18th April 2013 as one of, believed, nine UK-supplied cars. The SLS evolved into the GT with higher trim levels and power than standard The 6.3-ltr V8 propels the gull-winged supercar to 62mph in 3.7 seconds Finished in the rare colour of Sepang Brown with an Artico Black leather interior Full main dealer service history complemented by the most recent in October 2018 The odometer shows just 17,000 miles covered by three previous keepers. 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 model to be designed in-house by AMG. It 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 aluminium construction, the SLS (Sport Licht Super) was powered by a 6.2-litre 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 light weight (3,573lbs) helped the car lap the Mercedes-Benz test track quicker than its SLR McLaren predecessor. The final evolution of the SLS AMG - the SLS AMG GT - was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show and was available in Coupe and Roadster form. Only 350 were produced and only nine coupes were supplied to the UK with this example in Sepang Brown with an Artico Black leather interior being first registered in mid-April 2013 to the first of four registered keepers. The car was purchased by our vendor, a regular client of Silverstone Auctions, on the 16th June 2017 and joined his extensive collection. Used sparingly, with the current odometer showing a warranted 17,000 miles, the car has been maintained regardless of use and has a comprehensive, main dealer service history, with the most recent in October 2018. The SLS GT is not the only supercar of recent years to offers blistering performance, a stunning soundtrack, and supreme comfort, however, the package is presented in a considerably more understated form. Its exotic rivals may offer a more dramatic entrance but it's the AMG's sheer depth of talent that will leave the lasting impression. 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.   *Please note the private registration number is not included.

Year of manufacture:
2013
Make:
Mercedes-Benz
Chassis number:
WMX1973782A009483
# of cylinders:
8
Engine capacity:
6300
Body colour:
Sepang Brown
MOT Expiry:
Wednesday 19 June 2019
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
TBA
Model:
SLS AMG GT
Engine number:
15998060009402
Interior colour:
Black

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