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Red Gold Dream Mercedes-McLaren SLR Up For Sale


If you’re in the market for low-mileage Mercedes-McLaren SLR, we’ve got some good news for you: Swiss designer Ueli Anliker is selling his personal labor of love, a “slightly modified” SLR that’s sure to be unlike any other at your country club. His asking price for the “Red Gold Dream” is a cool $11 million, and you’d best be really fond of red and gold if you’re even going to consider the car.

The modifications, none of which enhance the car’s performance, include 24 karat gold plated wheels with ruby-encrusted lug nuts, jeweled indicators, a gold-trimmed interior and steering wheel, ruby-covered switchgear, gold plated headlight surrounds and golden door sills. There’s even 11 pounds of gold dust (worth just over $299,000) mixed in with the paint, which has been applied in 25 layers.

Anliker estimates that the material alone cost $5.4 million, and that’s before you factor in the cost of labor. Thirty-five craftsmen spent some 30,000 hours in building the car, and we seriously doubt they were working for minimum wage.

As The Rich Times explains, owning such a ride instills a fair amount of paranoia, so the car comes with both a GPS tracking system (complete with ignition kill) and a proximity alarm that warns onlooker when they get too close. If we bought the car, we’d install a Trunk Monkey right away, but Anliker seems to have overlooked this particular accessory.

Anliker still plans engine upgrades that will bring the car up to 1,000 horsepower prior to the sale. In our opinion, no amount of grunt would be sufficient to outrun all the ugly that surrounds this car, but others feel differently. Anliker has already been contacted by prospective buyers in both China and the Middle East.
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  1. dame never thought ill be saying this but money really ruing this car the ugliest Custom SLR i ever seen it really is a shame why would someone do this no taste.
     
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  2. @Enzo, I didn't think it was possible to make a McLaren SLR uglier, but it seems I was mistaken.
     
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  3. was thinking the same
     
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  4. They uglified a beautiful car! All these times, I thought this car was commissioned by the Arabs or Indians. I thought its bad on the outside, take a look on the inside. Damn!
     
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  5. ahhh the SLR is a beautiful car. long low agressive front with a small rear. Jsut like the slver arrows of old, and the non marque spiritual successor to the 928GTS.
    unless you have actually been in one and been driven in it you just cant appreciate jsut how wonderful the SLR is.
    As for the monstrosity above. well more dollars than sense it seems
     
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  6. Sorry to disagree, but I think the car is gorgeous. There is just a sort of brightly visceral appeal to the combination of scarlet and gold that draws the eye the same way the old-school las vegas mirror-signs used to cause freeway accidents.
    admittedly it is turning a nice car into an ornament, but as ornaments go it's gorgeous... and if I could afford 11 million for this jewel-encrusted penis extension, I'd be just as happy to drop another couple of mil on a second Mclaren that was geared up for totally unnecessary road power.

    after all, the speed limit is still 70, right? If I wanted to drive a race car, I'd drive a race car. a street car that can do 200 kph is just as much an ornamental toy as this pimpmobile.
     
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