Former exotic car salesman bought a Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren from pop star Paris Hilton. Ed Bolian is the one who takes the iconic model home.
More than a decade ago, Paris Hilton was a pop superstar. And the cars she drove instantly became internet sensations, although social media back then did not have the impact that it has today. Among them was the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren that she drove all around Hollywood, playing the chauffeur for fellow stars such as Britney Spears, for example. The model was easy to spot for the paparazzi and that might have been just what Paris was after. “It is the most famous McLaren ever built”, Ed says.
The mid-2000s supercar features a metallic grey paintwork and tan leather interior. Paris Hilton’s former car, that is. Because now it belongs to former exotic car salesman, Ed Bolian. The vlogger speaks about the automobile in the latest episode of Car Stories. He wanted to bring it home and add it to its collection as soon as he saw it online and read its story. He snatched at an online auction with the financial assistance of a sponsor.
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren that belonged to Paris Hilton, quite a hypercar back then
The Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren that used to belong to Paris Hilton is a 2006 model. It looks in mint condition following a 100-hour detailing. “It handles like the Batmobile”, the new proud owner claims.
Back then, the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren was one of the first hypecars. The word was still new in the industry. It does not have the figures to keep the designation by today’s standards though. It features a 5.4-liter V8 with 626 horsepower and 780 Nm of torque.
The odometer only showed 21,000 miles (33,796 kilometers) when it went under hammer. The auction announcement though never reveals how much Paris Hilton drove it. The bid started at $160,000.