Many car guys avoid department stores like the plague. But there's something worth checking out at Saks Fifth Avenue for the holiday season--a Mercedes McLaren SLR Roadster.
The automaker and the retailer are auctioning one of the last SLRs built for sale in the United States on Nov. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. The starting bid is $529,500, and every dollar raised above that will go to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
In return, the buyer gets one of the final fruits of the Mercedes-McLaren hookup. The car has a hand-built supercharged V8 with 617 hp, a retractable roof and a top speed of 206 mph. It can hit 0 to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds.
Mercedes says the auction car will be the only one destined for the United States with the combination of a copper-colored exterior and light brown interior.
Bidding will take place at www.mbusa.com/SLRauction.
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