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Mercedes SL 550 silver arrow

2009 Mercedes Silver Arrow SL550 Special Edition – Only 550 Made – Lightly Used and For Sale at Sears Imports!

Mercedes SL 550 silver arrow

Update! – Dateline: November 20, 2015. Three years on, I received a question about the market potential and values of these 2009 Silver Arrow Edition SLs.

Arguably, no SLs from this very modern era are ‘collectible’ at this point. They are still depreciating, at the usual, alarming rate. BUT… if any R230 series SL is going to be a collectible, or eventually increase in value, the special edition cars will be the ones to lead the pack. We’re already seeing this with R129 series SLs. Now that they’re almost 20 years old, price premiums are being put on the 1997 Anniversary edition SL 320 and SL 500 models (see an article I wrote for the SL Market Letter about an SL 320 40th Anniversary edition that sold at Barrett Jackson in 2013 here). A slight premium is also being paid for the best 2002 SL 500 and SL 600 Silver Arrow Edition cars. Only the most original, low mile cars are being sought by collectors interested in putting them away, driving them very little, hoping that they may end up with a car that’s worth more than they paid, eventually.

It cannot be overstated: the lowest mile, original paint, unmolested, excellent service history cars with as few owners as possible are likely to lead the ‘collectible’ pack in the future. Realistically… the R230 series SLs, the 2009 Silver Arrow Editions, will probably continue to depreciate for the next 15 years. If, at that time, you still have a nice one, that you’ve driven very little, it may begin to climb up in value, but chances are it will be many years, if ever, before a future value eclipses its original MSRP of $112,000+. My suggestion, buy one, drive it on nice days and enjoy it. Your grandchildren might end up with a car that’s worth something, but these cars may never, truly, compare to earlier SLs of the 50s, 60s and 70s in terms of outright collectibility.

Here is my original post about this particular SL 550 Silver Arrow, back when I worked at Sears Imports Mercedes-Benz from the Summer of 2012. >

Sears Imports Mercedes Benz just acquired this perfect 2009 Mercedes Benz SL550 Silver Arrow from its only owner. In 2009 the 5th generation R230 Mercedes-Benz SL got a facelift, it’s first since the 5th generation SL was introduced in 2003. In 2009 we saw significant visual changes to the outside of the car. Most prominent were new headlights, much more chiseled and angular that the previous cars. A new front end treatment was included as well as a completely new hood with aggressive looking raised ‘arrows’.

It was also in 2009 when they decided to commemorate the classic racing victories of the Mercedes-Benz racing cars of the 1930s, known as the ‘silver arrows’ due to their silver color. In fact, Mercedes-Benz engineers left the factory racing cars unpainted, to save precious weight. As result, the aluminum body work of the cars shone bright silver giving rise to the name, ‘Silver Arrows’.

2009 Mercedes Silver Arrow SL550

Just 26,389 original, one owner miles on this car!

This car is one of just 550 Limited ‘Silver Arrow Edition’ SL550s produced in 2009. As you can see on the original option list below, the ‘Silver Arrow Package’ was an almost $14,000 option package that was one these 550 cars. All the usual options were included, all of them were painted the same shade of ‘Silver Arrow’ with Red Premium Leather interior along with special ‘Silver Arrow’ badging.
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This particular car is a one owner vehicle from Iowa. It was driven seasonally and has never seen a Winter. It has just 26,389 original miles, it has a clean, no stories Carfax. This is being sold as a Certified Pre Owned car, so you get the balance of the factory, new car warranty. Once that warranty expires, the Certified Pre Owned Warranty begins which is one more year, or up to 100,000 miles. An additional two years of Certified Pre Owned Warranty is available from Mercedes-Benz when you buy the car.

2009 Mercedes SL550 Silver arrow differences

The new front end of the 2009 Mercedes SL550, new lights, grille and front air dam… great looking new AMG sport wheel option too!

Essentially a perfect car, this is Sears Imports Stock# 20431 and is seriously for sale today for $67,900. There are more photos below.. of this particular car and some of the Mercedes-Benz racing Silver Arrows of the 1930s. If you’re going to own a Silver Arrow Edition SL, you better know the rich history behind the name.

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The Red Premium Leather, a classic Mercedes-Benz interior color.

Mercedes SL550 Airscarf

Another shot of the interior, notice the AIRSCARF vents in the back of the head rests.

2009 Mercedes SL550 silver arrow badge

Here is the interior badge showing that this is 1 of 550 2009 SL550 Silver Arrow Edition cars built. This isn’t car #1, it is just one of the 550 made… they weren’t numbered 1 of 550, 2 of 550, etc. All of them have this same badge. I’ve had two different owners tell me they have car number one… and I hate to break the bad news to them, that ‘everyone has car #1’ and then I explain the badging to them.

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Mercedes-Benz first racing outing of the 1937 season was at the Grand Prix in Tripoli, Libya.

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Cutting edge for 1937… just a couple of years later everything would end for the factory backed Mercedes-Benz racing teams with Hitler’s invasion of Poland. It would be many years before Mercedes-Benz was back on the race track.

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Certified Pre Owned 2009 Mercedes SL550 Roadster Black w/ Red Premium Leather Interior Just 5,130 One Owner Miles!

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Just arrived! This is a 2009 Mercedes Benz SL550 with just over 5,000 one owner miles. It was purchased by one of our customers who Winters in Arizona, it’s been an AZ car since new, now it’s here at our dealership in Minnesota, ready for the rest of the Summer.

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Low, original, one owner miles!

This is a well equipped car, costing more than $111,000 when new (see original option list below). A couple of highlights in terms of equipment on the car: Premium I Package (PI Package) including KEYLESS GO, Active Heated and Ventilated seats, AIRSCARF, PARKTRONIC, Panorama Sunroof, and the great looking AMG Wheel Package. It’s got the classic SL color combination of Black exterior over red leather interior which harkens back to the sports car hey days of the 1950s and 60s.
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This SL is a Certified Pre Owned car which means it carries the balance of its 4 year / 50,000 mile warranty. It was put into service very late, August 3, 2009! This is good for the second owner, as it is under factory, new car warranty until the odometer hits 50,000 miles or until August 3, 2013. Once the new car warranty expires, the Certified Pre Owned warranty from Mercedes-Benz begins which is one more year or up to 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first. This means the car is essentially under warranty until August of 2014 or until it reaches 100k miles (whichever occurs first). The new owner also has the opportunity to add one more year up to 125k miles to the warranty or two more years up to 135k miles which would give you maximum coverage all the way out to August of 2016 or until the odometer reaches 135,000 miles!

It’s available today for just $72,900, Sears’ Imports Stock#20339. Have a look at the original option list / MSRP information below…
Certified Pre Owned Mercedes SL550 MSRP

 

Used Mercedes Benz SLK Roadster Black on Black with Airscarf Just $25,981!

This 2006 model Mercedes Benz SLK280 roadster was just traded in on a Certified Pre Owned Mercedes Benz vehicle. This is a three owner SLK originally from California, according to the clean Carfax vehicle history report it was brought to Minnesota by its original owner who had leased the car, it has been here ever since. The low miles would suggest that it was driven as a Spring / Summer vehicle.

It is in very nice condition, black exterior with a black leather interior. It is equipped with the Comfort Package as well as the Heating Package which includes the Airscarf Ventilated Headrest system. It’s got just over 47,000 miles on its odometer and is ready for many more with its 3.0 liter 6 cylinder engine which gets good gas mileage while being fun to drive with 228HP.

Priced right to sell today, $25,981, Feldmann Imports’ stock# P9169A.