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This $205,000 Mercedes SLR Is the Cheapest One on Autotrader

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author photo by Doug DeMuro May 2017

Earlier today, I dazzled you with tales -- and quirks -- of the Mercedes-McLaren SLR, which is a crazy, mid-2000s exotic car that originally sold for around $500,000 when it was new in the mid- to late-2000s. As I mentioned, you don't need a half-million dollars to buy one anymore -- and here's proof. This is the cheapest SLR on Autotrader, and it's offered for just $205,000.

Offered by a private seller in West Palm Beach, Florida, this SLR -- finished in silver, which I consider to be the car's best color by far -- is around $15,000 less expensive than the next-cheapest SLR on Autotrader. It's a 2005 model, which means it hails from the SLR's first year -- and, in fact, it appears to be one of the very first SLR models ever, as its VIN ends in 000066.

The early year is surely one of the major reasons why this SLR is relatively cheap, as the more valuable SLR models are later examples, SLR Roadsters, or the sought-after SLR "722 Edition" variants. Also contributing to this SLR's low value is its mileage, which stands at close to 20,000 -- low for any other 2005 model vehicle, but high for an expensive supercar.

Also not helping things is the Carfax report, which shows five owners and at least one accident. Worse, the accident took place in Las Vegas, where the car was originally registered -- a well-known market for exotic rental cars, which usually aren't treated as well as privately-owned exotics.

Despite the drawbacks, this is a pretty cool car. And considering that some negotiating might bring that price to a figure that starts with "1," this could be a great deal for anyone who wants to put down their foot and enjoy speed delivery like they've never experienced before.

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