Of the many limited-production supercars built in the past 25 or so years, there are a few that I can say without hesitation are all but destined to increase in value. Many, such as the Porsche Carrera GT, have already gone up during the past 12 months and are already quite expensive.
Of those cars, there is one that has not yet hit a stratospheric price, but it will, so if you want one, you’d be advised to buy immediately. That car is the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing coupe.
The Pick of the Day is a 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG finished in the classic Mercedes color combination of Iridium Silver paint with a red-and-black leather interior. The car is being advertised on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Charlotte, North Carolina, who describes the car as in excellent condition and driven only 18,071 miles from new.
The SLS AMG could be one of the greatest retro-modern takes on a classic supercar, paying homage to the original 300SL Gullwing but giving the car a modern look and feel, and incorporating the very best of everything.
It is also interesting to note that the SLS was built with the assistance of McLaren Mercedes F1 driver David Coulthard, as well as being the first Mercedes-Benz automobile designed and built entirely by AMG. During the car’s six years of production, Mercedes would deliver a total of 1,837 of these epic cars to the United States.
The SLS AMG is not just about good looks, though, as it offers levels of performance for the era in the supercar range, with a 0-60 time of only 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 196 mph. Unlike most other supercars, it wraps that in a package that can easily be used as an effortless daily driver. Try doing that in a Ferrari or Lamborghini of that era.
The pictures in the ad show an exceptional example that looks to be all but new. The description shows how special these cars are, and that the seller has done great research on the model.
The very best part of this listing, besides the epic color combination, is the price. The asking price is $244,980, and if you want one of these cars and find that affordable, you should go for it immediately because the next one that comes up for sale most likely will cost more.
To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.