Making such a tough choice is the definition of First World problems.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR Sitrling Moss is easily one of the world’s most eye-catching cars. It’s also one of the rarest, with only 75 made. As such you don’t see many out on the road, unless you attend events like the Mille Miglia. Rarer than seeing an SLR Stirling Moss on the road is finding one for sale. As you might have guessed we found one listed for sale, and as you also might have guessed it’s not cheap. Should you have a cool $2.8 million dollars on hand this roofless roadster, listed on AutoScout and being sold by Swiss dealership InsideCars.
Spending almost $3 million on a car with no roof is the definition of crazy for many, but we suspect that quite a few gearheads would take this deal in a heartbeat if they had the funds. Under the hood is a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 making 650 horsepower. A sprint from 0-62 mph happens in under 3.5 seconds and top speed is 217 mph. Keep in mind that those performance figures are made with the driver and passenger almost entirely exposed to the elements. There are small windows in front of each seat but that’s it when it comes to protection from the wind, sun and rain. If you were to purchase this SLR Stirling Moss you’d best invest in a good pair of googles and some sunscreen.
Or you could say “screw it” to the top speed run and just show this car’s amazing design off during slow cruises around town. Almost everything about this two-seater demands attention. The fact that it has no roof will obviously draw the most eyeballs, but those side exhaust ports and scissor doors just ooze awesomeness, as does the massive carbon fiber diffuser in the back. What we wouldn’t give to find a spare $3 million in the couch right about now.