Imagine browsing through older cars on eBay Motors with a filter on pre-2010 offerings when a gray beauty of a sports car pops up with crazy low miles.
First, you notice the “Buy it now” price tag of $695,750. Then, you notice why it just gave you sticker shock: The miles on the 2007 Mercedes SLR McLaren are insanely low at 1,038, but the reason for the inflated asking price is the previous owner listing: Michael Jordan.
Jordan flashed some of his fleet in the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance,” and this offering is an automobile rarity. Only 2,157 were produced from 2003 to 2010, when Mercedes owned 40% of McLaren, according to the sales posting.
It is the 722 Edition, which commemorated a 1955 Mercedes-Benz win at Italy’s Mille Miglia endurance race (the car started the race at 7:22 a.m.). It goes from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds and tops out at 209 mph with a 650-horsepower, 5.5-liter V8 engine.
Jordan’s need for speed has been showing elsewhere, with his establishment of a NASCAR team, 23XI Racing, with Denny Hamlin and driver Bubba Wallace.
Bidding on the McLaren will end Sunday at 5:15 p.m. EST. The bidding was passing the $200,000 mark in Sunday’s wee hours.
“All things considered, the 001327 is an exceedingly rare piece coveted by any automobile connoisseur worth his salt,” the posting reads.
That must be some pricey amethyst bamboo or Korean oyster salt to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars to drive in the seat where Jordan once sat. But you still have a better chance of following Jordan in this seat than in one on the Chicago Bulls’ bench.