Rare Gem Alert: 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series Up for Auction

Giancarlo Perlas September 29, 2023

Sotheby’s Motorsport is currently hosting an online auction featuring an exceptionally rare 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series. This limited-production supercar is a testament to the three-pointed star marque’s storied history in both the automotive and motorsports realms. With only 350 units produced worldwide and a mere 175 finding their way to the United States, this glossy black beauty is a true gem.

Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series

A Collector’s Dream: The AMG Black Series Legacy

According to Sotheby’s, this amazing SL is part of the exclusive AMG Black Series, known for integrating design elements and performance engineering inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. This specific model, with its striking design, low-slung profile, and distinctive carbon fiber bodywork, complete with an active rear wing and diffuser, is engineered for supreme aerodynamics at high speeds.

Under the Hood: A V12 Beast with Extra Bite

Beneath the sleek exterior lies a beastly 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 AMG engine, matched with a 5-speed driver-adaptive electronic AMG automatic transmission. What sets this particular SL65 AMG Black Series apart is its RENNtech R3 Performance Package, elevating its power output to a staggering 810 horsepower and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, courtesy of the aftermarket manufacturer.

Luxury Meets Performance: Interior and Features

Stepping inside, you’ll find a Black AMG Exclusive leather interior that exudes stealthy sophistication. Gloss carbon fiber trim accents add to the sporty aesthetic, complementing the 12-way power heated and ventilated AMG sports seats, power 4-way steering wheel, and the luxurious Airscarf neck-level heating feature. An AMG instrument cluster with racetimer and gear position displays underscores the Black Series’ high-performance pedigree.

Don’t Miss Your Chance

With just 8,984 miles on the odometer, this 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG Black Series is presented with a clean Montana Title registered to the seller’s Montana LLC plus an unblemished Carfax report. As of the time of writing, bidding for this exceptional vehicle had already reached an impressive $255,000 with only five more hours to go until the auction ends.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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