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Mint Mercedes SLR Stirling Moss for Sale at €4 Million

They say cars can be a good investment, but we figured it only applies to Ferraris from several decades ago. Most modern supercars depreciate faster than used underwear. However, there are a few exceptions.
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When a famous car company only makes a few of one particular model, it tends to increase in value over time. Examples include the Aston Martin One-77 and the Lexus LFA.

At €3,965,650, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren owned by German retailer R.W. Automobile GmbH is the most expensive "Stirling Moss" we've ever seen. Two different units sold at around 2.5 million euros seem a little more reasonable but are still way out of the reach of most people.

In 2011, one of these retailed for around 1.3 million euros, so if you bought one and held onto it without driving, you may have doubled your money. But we have to ask ourselves what makes the SLR Stirling Moss so special.


Well, it's a bit like the dinosaurs. What? Let me explain. There's a theory that says everything was bigger in those days, fish, plants, and animals because there was a lot more oxygen in the air. Mammoths and sabertooth cats were also big by today's standards. While a tiger or an elephant seem deadly in their own way, some people keep them as pets. Mercedes-AMG cars work the same way. While the first one, the SLR, could be considered an exotic, its replacement lost something. And to complete the analogy, the contemporary AMG GT is nothing more than a Porsche 911 contender.

As if being based on the SLR and named after a legendary race car driver weren't enough, the Stirling Moss also features a unique speedster design. There's no roof or windshield. Best of all, the arrow-like design has been sharpened to a deadly point.

So we can agree that a mint condition SLR Stirling Moss is worth that much money. But the question is who can afford it and how long it will take to sell?
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About the author: Mihnea Radu
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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