Supposedly, it was confiscated by local police following "a complex theft enquiry involving a leasing company." The car has since been, more or less, forgotten. So is it really abandoned? Kind of. The problem is that it can’t be sold until police have completed their enquiry. Six years sounds like plenty of time to have done so, but who are we to judge an investigation we honestly know little to nothing about. Still, it hurts to see something as rare and special as a Mercedes SLR McLaren literally just rotting away in an impound lot. Built from 2003 to 2010, the Mercedes SLR McLaren was a joint effort between the two automakers, with production taking place in Woking, UK.