Only 75 were ever made.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss is one of the rarest road cars ever made, not to mention one of the most expensive considering you don’t even get a roof or windshield. Only 75 examples were produced as a send-off to the mighty Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, and the striking speedster styling is a tribute to the iconic Mercedes 300 SLR that Sir Stirling Moss raced to victory in the mid-1950s. To order a Stirling Moss Edition, you had to already own a regular SLR McLaren, but James Edition has a pristine example listed for sale without such restrictions.
Originally built in 2009, the listing states that the SLR Stirling Moss Edition is being sold at a dealer located in Munich, Germany. With only 295 miles on the clock, it’s barely been driven which seems like a travesty. Based on the more potent 722 Edition of the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, the SLR Stirling Moss Edition is powered by a supercharged 5.5-liter V8 engine sending 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic. By removing the roof and windshield, the SLR Stirling Moss Edition is 200 kg lighter than the standard car, resulting in a curb weight of 1,551 kg.
0-62 mph takes 3.5 seconds before the speedster reaches a top speed of 217 mph, which is impressive even for modern standards. The price is only being revealed on request, but it’s safe to say you’ll need deep pockets to own one. At the time, the SLR Stirling Moss Edition would set you back $1 million, so this example will almost certainly command a seven-figure sum. As one of the rarest most extreme Mercedes ever built, at least until the Project One arrives, the SLR Stirling Moss Edition’s value will no doubt continue to soar over time. Let’s hope the next owner gives it the workout it deserves, rather than see it as an investment opportunity.