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adamc
07-26-2009, 01:30 PM
Spotted in Vernon, BC, last weekend.

Guy was super nice and we chatted a bit about the car before he took off.

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722-S Edition

ONLY 150 of these cars were produced. :drool:

http://i31.tinypic.com/rlgfg6.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/11t66o5.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/263v8fo.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/2enypmo.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/2hhlhz4.jpg

http://i32.tinypic.com/m7q6mt.jpg



A new version was introduced in 2006 called the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition. The "722" refers to the victory by Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR with the starting number 722 (indicating a start time of 7:22 a.m.) at the Mille Miglia in 1955. The "722 Edition" includes an engine rated 650 PS (641 hp/478 kW)@6500rpm and 820 Nm (605 lbft)@4000rpm, with top speed of 337 km/h (209 mph) (just 3 km/h (2 mph) faster than the standard SLR). 19-inch light-alloy wheels were used to reduce unsprung weight, while modifications were also made to the suspension, with a stiffer damper setup and 10 mm (0.4 in) lower ride height introduced for improved handling. Larger 390 mm (15.4 in) diameter front brakes and a revised front air dam and rear diffuser were fitted.[9] Exterior changes, other than the larger 19-inch (480 mm) black light-alloy wheels, include red "722" badging, hearkening back to the original 722 racer, and slightly different taillights and headlamps. The SLR 722 can go from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.6 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 10.2 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in 21.4 seconds and can reach a top speed of 337 km/h (209 mph).

Roadster 722 S (2009-) It is a limited (150 unit) version of 722 coupe. It can reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from standstill in 3.7 seconds and has top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph). The model went on sale on 2009-01-01.[11]

SR240SX
07-26-2009, 01:36 PM
Sick spot, Nice car!:drool:

Pollywog
07-26-2009, 01:39 PM
Awesome spot - with those production numbers, you have a better chance of seeing a Veyron roll by.

nbaker00
07-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Lonestar has a 722 Roadster in the showroom.

dj_rice
07-26-2009, 02:47 PM
As does David Morris Fine Cars Edmonton but nice spotting

GQBalla
07-26-2009, 02:57 PM
Wow nice spotting! Amazing car

Canmorite
07-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Originally posted by nbaker00
Lonestar has a 722 Roadster in the showroom.

/drives to lonestar

Sick spotting! One of my favorite all time cars. Thanks for the pics :thumbsup:

rizfarmer
07-26-2009, 03:21 PM
wow now this is a spotting:thumbsup:

PremiumRSX
07-26-2009, 03:23 PM
Nice find! :poosie:

How much are one of those worth?

BoneDance
07-26-2009, 03:30 PM
das cool
but isnt the rarest one a Mercedes 540K hitlers limo he had 3 specialy made that were bullet proof

SNAATCH
07-26-2009, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by PremiumRSX
Nice find! :poosie:

How much are one of those worth?

About $80,000 USD I think.

beyond_ban
07-26-2009, 03:33 PM
Originally posted by SNAATCH


About $80,000 USD I think.

Please tell me sarcasm detector is broken :facepalm:

adamc
07-26-2009, 03:35 PM
Not sure on the price, would guess around $1,000,000 landed in Canada, maybe more?

Anyway, the guy was totally cool, wasn`t flashy at all except for the huge diamond encrusted watch he wore.

Best part about it, his wife got in to the driver`s seat and drove away. I told her how lucky she was, and commented about being careful around the area, as I had lost my license due to speeding in a fast car before.

He joked that was the reason she was driving. :)

badatusrnames
07-26-2009, 03:37 PM
Originally posted by SNAATCH


About $80,000 USD I think.

Missing a zero me thinks.

Ukyo8
07-26-2009, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by SNAATCH


About $80,000 USD I think.

I believe the one in Lonestar was over 500K

Neil4Speed
07-26-2009, 06:29 PM
Amazing Find! What a gorgous car.

Perhaps not the rarest, CLK-GTR/LM are rarer - but that's just nitpicking.

nykz
07-26-2009, 06:33 PM
Amazing spot, nice how he wasn't all that flashy, truly a beautiful car :thumbsup:

dj_rice
07-26-2009, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by nykz
Amazing spot, nice how he wasn't all that flashy, truly a beautiful car :thumbsup:


One example of a flashy douche is this I think its a red or silver Ferarri F430 Modena with the plate HARDLIFE :rofl:

G-ZUS
07-26-2009, 06:36 PM
Those some big brakes :eek: sick car :hitit: :drool:

you&me
07-26-2009, 08:34 PM
Originally posted by PremiumRSX
Nice find! :poosie:

How much are one of those worth?


MSRP is around $570,000 US.

All SLRs have been priced in USD. The price in CAD is whatever the exchange rate is the day of purchase.

Wicked car - There's one guy that comes to mind from Kelowna who typically buys these type of cars from Kelowna MB. If it's the same guy, he's also got a Maybach in the garage and has had a few SLRs previously.

VWEvo
07-26-2009, 08:52 PM
Awesome car, not feeling the wheels at all though.

Its amazing how such a rare car, and there are already a few in western Canada. Perhaps they made more than the 150 originally claimed.

Canmorite
07-26-2009, 09:05 PM
Shitty pic from Lonestar. Gotta go check it out when they're open...

http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/8506/slr722s.jpg

blinkme_210
07-26-2009, 09:58 PM
My SLR 722 "spot" a few months back @ David Morris Fine Cars in Edmonton. My CSR even opened up the doors and let me sit in it.

http://members.shaw.ca/dingmah/slr722.jpg

blinkme_210
07-26-2009, 09:59 PM
Originally posted by VWEvo
Awesome car, not feeling the wheels at all though.

The wheels do suck, but they are standard on the 722 funny enough.

TravisJ
07-26-2009, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by Neil4Speed
Amazing Find! What a gorgous car.

Perhaps not the rarest, CLK-GTR/LM are rarer - but that's just nitpicking.

+1

A CLK DTM is really rare

ZorroAMG
07-27-2009, 12:07 AM
A '54 or '55 300SL gullwing all aluminum is MUCH rarer....handful of cars left in the world I believe..only 29 produced.

bspot
07-27-2009, 12:57 AM
So ugly. Very cool to see in person though. Nice spot.

superboss
07-27-2009, 01:36 AM
Lonestar has one in their show room, its priced at $630 000.00. Sick ride!!!!

scat19
07-27-2009, 08:08 AM
It's a mercedes :poosie:

sputnik
07-27-2009, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by ZorroAMG
A '54 or '55 300SL gullwing all aluminum is MUCH rarer....handful of cars left in the world I believe..only 29 produced.

Ralph Lauren owns one.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/1955_Mercedes-Benz_300SL_Gullwing_Coupe_34.jpg

Jlude
07-27-2009, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by bspot
So ugly. Very cool to see in person though. Nice spot.

+1

Mar
07-27-2009, 09:26 AM
Heffner's got one of the Gullwings as well I believe.

adamc
07-27-2009, 11:39 AM
Yeah I knew there would be some nitpickers with regards to the thread title.

I tried to edit it, but it remained the same.

Anyway, :hitit:

bubbley
07-27-2009, 11:41 AM
wow that is hawt :drool:

alloroc
07-27-2009, 11:57 AM
From the Thread title I was expecting to see a Neon badged as a mercedes.

Glad I clicked anyway - very viery nice car.

Thanks for the spotting.

rage2
07-27-2009, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by TravisJ
A CLK DTM is really rare
There was one in Calgary for the start of the bullrun. I got a few pics of it, awesome looking car.

Now if you want rare, CLK GTR Roadster, only 6 were made.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2006/06/clk-gtr-roadster-resized.jpg

nbaker00
07-27-2009, 12:42 PM
Here's a delivery mileage CLK GTR Roadster for sale overseas
http://www.thecarexperience.com/clk.htm

scat19
07-27-2009, 12:45 PM
Link doesnt work ^

rage2
07-27-2009, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by nbaker00
Here's a delivery mileage CLK GTR Roadster for sale overseas
http://www.thecarexperience.com/clk.htm
That's the famous "world's most expensive lemon" car haha. It's in the US. Search for CLK GTR lawsuit on google to read about it.

Dealership imported the car under the collector exemption for $1.7m and got it into the US. The car's shipped dry (no oil in engine/transmission etc), drove 'er 10 blocks and seized the motor and tranny. Shipped it to Renntech for repairs, and they said it needs new engine and transmission. Dealer tried to sue MB USA and MB USA basically told him to fuck off since it's a grey market import, no warranty via MB USA, and MB USA has nothing to do with the car.

Not sure where the lawsuit went, or how it got fixed. But that's why the car only has delivery miles haha. Renntech must've fixed it, they're the only shop in North America that has the ability to fix that thing.

heavyD
07-27-2009, 01:06 PM
Originally posted by rage2

That's the famous "world's most expensive lemon" car haha. It's in the US. Search for CLK GTR lawsuit on google to read about it.

Dealership imported the car under the collector exemption for $1.7m and got it into the US. The car's shipped dry (no oil in engine/transmission etc), drove 'er 10 blocks and seized the motor and tranny. Shipped it to Renntech for repairs, and they said it needs new engine and transmission. Dealer tried to sue MB USA and MB USA basically told him to fuck off since it's a grey market import, no warranty via MB USA, and MB USA has nothing to do with the car.

Not sure where the lawsuit went, or how it got fixed. But that's why the car only has delivery miles haha. Renntech must've fixed it, they're the only shop in North America that has the ability to fix that thing.

I remember reading about that. Why ship it dry? For weight savings for freight or to ensure that fluids dont go bad while sitting for an undetermined amount of time?

rage2
07-27-2009, 01:11 PM
I'm guessing that's how race cars are shipped? Not entirely sure why.

sh0ko
07-27-2009, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by sputnik


Ralph Lauren owns one.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/1955_Mercedes-Benz_300SL_Gullwing_Coupe_34.jpg

ive seen one of these in calgary b4

sputnik
07-27-2009, 01:32 PM
Originally posted by sh0ko


ive seen one of these in calgary b4

There are actually a couple of them in town.

There is a guy with a silver one that I have seen driving it around the city when there is still snow on the streets.

At the European Car Club show at Stanley Park he once parked next to the public bathrooms where random people are constantly walking by. People in the club were amazed that he would be so brave.

He clearly loves his car, but isn't some anal retentive guy who is constantly detailing it and trailering it around everywhere.

sputnik
07-27-2009, 01:43 PM
Heh.

Here's proof.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/85/250993039_5749b58dcc.jpg?v=0

scat19
07-27-2009, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by heavyD


I remember reading about that. Why ship it dry?

When I used to ship aircraft engines, they have to be dry.

Shipping companies will not take engines with fluids in them.

I would suspect that this was not being shipped as a car, but as an item in a crate - to help get it into the states? That's all I can think of.

Thanks for the story rage, didn't know that!

ZorroAMG
07-27-2009, 05:34 PM
You guys are talking about the regular gullwings, around 1800 made. I'm talking 29 all aluminum ones. There isn't going to be one in calgary since there are less than 9 left in the world last I heard around 1998..

Kinda retarded that the techs drove it before checking fluids.

dino_martini
07-27-2009, 06:03 PM
Is the SLR still sitting in the lonestar show room? And is lonestar the dealer in the Automall or Downtown?

Redlyne_mr2
07-28-2009, 08:35 AM
There is one of those in Red Deer IIRC as well.

you&me
07-28-2009, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
There is one of those in Red Deer IIRC as well.

That's a 'regular' SLR Roadster...

Dino, Lone Star is the dealer down south by Lexus and Calgary BMW...

I saw what's been confirmed as a real 300SL a couple weeks back on Blackfoot... the driver was giving it a good run! :)

95teetee
08-01-2009, 01:03 PM
Originally posted by dj_rice



One example of a flashy douche is this I think its a red or silver Ferarri F430 Modena with the plate HARDLIFE :rofl:
Silver- I saw it in Drumheller a couple years ago. I lolled @ the plate :)

H4LFY2nR
08-01-2009, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by heavyD


I remember reading about that. Why ship it dry? For weight savings for freight or to ensure that fluids dont go bad while sitting for an undetermined amount of time?

It might also be because it's less of a fire hazard, for insurance reasons. Sounds like there's a lot of good reasons to do it, you just gotta make sure the retard who receives it knows it's dry lol:dunno:

sick spotting of the 722 though

Hakkola
08-01-2009, 09:07 PM
I saw a gullwing thursday, on 14st northbound just before glenmore.

It was on the side of the road, mechanical troubles maybe?

Nice to see it though, only the second time I've seen one I think.

Cos
08-01-2009, 09:23 PM
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JordanLotoski
08-01-2009, 11:13 PM
Mehh...Doesnt do it for me at all..infact i think its ugly. So many cars id take long before that.:barf:

<giani>
08-26-2009, 12:13 PM
I was talking to one of the CSR's at lonestar and he said one guy has 2 SLR McLaren 722 Edition's one black and one silver.

Sick car though:drool:

nissanguy
09-13-2009, 06:20 PM
i wish i had the money to own that car

adamc
09-14-2009, 02:05 AM
Talked to the Mercedes sales guy in Kelowna while we were testing some cars a few weekends ago.

Said the above car is owned by a "very well known artist".



I talked to the owner, didn't recognize him, any idea who it might have been?

Big_Fat
09-14-2009, 04:56 PM
wow wish i would have seen that up close:drool:

adamc
09-14-2009, 05:57 PM
P.S. if anyone is ever in the Okanagan, MB Kelowna has a dark gray model in their showroom.

$567K USD