661-Mile 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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  1. jvmax

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    #1 jvmax, Jul 8, 2017
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    my 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG gullwing coupe has just 661 total miles and is finished in Iridium Silver over Classic Red. It is on Bring A Trailer and ends on Friday, July 14th at 4:30pm est

    http://bringatrailer.com/listing/2011-mercedes-benz-sls-5/

    As some of you may know, I have been selling off some of my collection on BAT to purchase a CGT and/or 997.2 GT3 RS 4.0
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  2. Stentboy

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    Great looking car!! This is the car I was originally looking for when I bought my GTS.
     
  3. tantumaude

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    Not to derail, but is that an E9 CSL on the lift in the second pic?
     
  4. jvmax

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    yes, 1 of 500 RHD CSL's
     
  5. henryr

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    thats one heel of a garage
     
  6. jvmax

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    Thanks, it was my dream to pair up my business with my car collection all in a climate controlled warehouse. Went a little overboard, but why not if you can. Directv, walk-in shower, Big A$$ Fan, Dyed concrete floor, Refrigerator. Just need a bed and I would be all set. Have done race parties the last 2 years for 12 hour Sebring race, and 24 hours of Lemans.
     
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  8. tantumaude

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    Fantastic! I just went through your BaT listing, before I go get a fresh pair of pants I'll congratulate you on what I think is just about the best car collection I've seen. GLWS.
     
  9. Noel

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    nice setup for sure.
     
  10. 3POINT8

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    outstanding!
     
  11. henryr

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    we need to see a thread in the showroom section on this space/cars ;)
     
  12. cmparrenzo

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    Well I don't have anything else that you own but I do have the same VW bus, ours is a 65, some color as yours! Your Z8 is my favorite!

    Nice garage!
     
  13. jvmax

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    It's funny you mention the VW Bus, most of my friends gravitate towards it before checking out the other cars I have. My bus is a frame off restoration, resto mod with bigger engine, freeway flier transmission, lowered, with Porsche wheels. I picked sea blue over cumulus white as I think that is the best VW Bus Color Scheme
     
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    What a crappy garage lol...NOT. But I would move those boxes. What kind of wine/spirits is in them?
     
  17. jvmax

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    ending today at 4:30pm est, bidding at $150k currently
     
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    Sold for 157.5k. Thought it would have gone for more.
     
  19. jvmax

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    me too, I had a lot of buyers that wanted to buy off of BAT so maybe BAT was not the right venue for this car and price point
     
  20. SoCal to az

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    Yeah- that sucks. I thought that was a 200k plus car with such few miles.
     
  21. TooTallMcGraw

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    This car sold? Just wanted to verify
     
  22. jvmax

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    sold pending funds
     
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    Update? Sold?

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  24. douglas360

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    Same thing happened with my 360. I consider all of those "buyers" to just be tire kickers/dreamers. IMHO, they were hoping the car wouldn't sell and then offer some lowball number and not have to pay the BaT fee. The fee is utterly reasonable and a far cry from any auction house...especially once you get above $100k b/c the fee is capped at $5k.

    BaT was a fine venue for the car. The real issue is that the market for SLS is soft right now and your SLS (while ultra low mile) had practically zero options making it less desirable as a collector car. A poorly presented but fully loaded SLS with 14k miles sold on BaT about 6 weeks ago for ~$160k.
     
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    I actually dont think a lack of options had anything to do with it. It was the right color combo, barely driven, BAT was not the right venue along with market softening / too many for sale. Car paid for and picked up last week
     
  26. douglas360

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    Well, you're just in denial then. Besides the B&O stereo, your car had zero options. Again, a fully loaded, 14,000 mile car in the *wrong* color combo pulled *more* than your car about a month ago. Yes, softening market had a lot to do with it (as I said). Enjoy your CGT or whatever you end up buying.
     
  27. jvmax

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    the other SLS sold 90 days ago. Since then I have seen a lot of SLS'***** the market
     

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