It is advertised with no price guide through the prestigious All Time Stars dealership, based at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart.
This Silver Arrow is a W04 chassis, raced at 14 of the 19 rounds in the 2013 season where it managed five pole positions and four podium finishes at the hands of Hamilton, including a win at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
It was built for the last season of Formula 1’s V8 era and remains powered by a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine producing 610kW, according to the Mercedes-Benz Classic listing.
Though Sebastian Vettel won the championship in 2013, this particular car was the first to be raced by Hamilton for the works Mercedes team. Formula 1 switched to the current V6 hybrid power units in 2014, which is when Merc’s domination of the sport truly took hold.
The W04 did away with its predecessor’s stepped nose-cone design, covering it up with a vanity panel for a minor aerodynamic advantage and less ugliness.
Other changes for the 2013 season included a new five-element front wing design, and a second-generation Coanda exhaust. Thrust arm suspension at the front and strut rod suspension at the rear were dialled in to optimise tyre life and performance.
Mercedes-Benz kindly points out in the advert that the car is not roadworthy, and does not come with a sunroof, central locking, seat heating, air conditioning, ABS, or airbags, and that it has just one previous owner.
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