- A 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition, once owned by six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan, is for sale.
- The SLR McLaren 722 Edition honors one of Stirling Moss’s wins in 1955 and has black wheels, a stiffer and lower suspension, added aero, carbon trim, and a more powerful supercharged V-8.
- It’s listed for $695,750 by Crave Luxury Auto in Houston, Texas.
Michael Jordan is widely considered the greatest basketball player of all time (we won’t get into the MJ vs. LeBron debate), and the six-time NBA champion has owned some of the greatest cars as well. A handful of them were shown briefly in ESPN’s The Last Dance, a 10-part documentary about the final season of Jordan’s Chicago Bulls dynasty in the 1990s. One of his cars, an SLR McLaren, which wasn’t shown in the series, is up for sale with just over 1000 miles.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was a joint venture between McLaren’s Formula 1 team and Mercedes and was produced between 2003 and 2010. Jordan’s example is a 722 Edition, a limited edition introduced in 2006 that honors the late Stirling Moss and his co-driver Denis Jenkinson’s victory in a 300 SLR with the starting number 722 at the Mille Miglia in 1955. It’s finished in Crystal Antimony Grey with black 19-inch wheels and has a stiffer suspension with a lower ride height plus larger front brakes and upgraded aero. There’s also red “722” badging and tinted head- and taillights, and the interior features carbon-fiber and Alcantara trim.
A supercharged 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 is under the hood. In the 722 Edition, it spits out 641 horsepower and 605 pound-feet of torque, increases of 24 horsepower and 30 pound-feet over the standard SLR’s supercharged eight-cylinder engine. At launch, Mercedes touted a 3.6-second sprint to 60 mph in the more powerful 722 Edition, though in our testing, a standard SLR clocked in at the same time and raced through the quarter-mile in 11.6 seconds at 125 mph.
An eBay auction for the car ended on January 3 without meeting the reserve; however, the selling dealer told Car and Driver that it’s going live on eBay again on January 4. The asking price is currently $695,750.
Per: Car and Driver