Classics – Rarest of them all, Mercedes SL 72 AMG image

While the series is arguably not the greatest SL version ever made, without a doubt this particular model is one of the rarest AMG models to date.

The SL 72 was only produced in 35 examples during 1995 and 1996 and according to the legend the Sultan of Brunei decided to house inside his collection no less than 25 of those. Now there’s a chance to own a great-looking white example fabricated in August 1995. AMG was of course responsible for the tune up of the SL600’s 6.0-liter engine and decided to go bonkers by lifting displacement to seven liters – delivering what was back in the day Affalterbach’s most powerful production car ever. Output stood at a still hefty 518 hp (386 kW) and 553 pound-feet (750 Newton-meters) of torque, which was enough rumble for the SL 72 to thunder to 60 mph (96 kph) in 4.8 seconds en route to a maximum speed of about 185 mph (298 kph).

Classics – Rarest of them all, Mercedes SL 72 AMG 5

AMG fans know the model made a recast appearance in 1998 as the SL 73 AMG, using the larger 7.3-liter unit that went on to live inside the Pagani Zonda. There were another 50 examples produced until 2001 when the series was sent to greener pastures. Of course, the SL 72 models are the ones grabbing the attention since they are the rarest.