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September 22, 2014

Car Of The Day – Classic Car For Sale – Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

by Mike –

Here is my pick for the classic car for sale today that I would like to own. The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is a race car made street legal. Engineered by AMG it was intended for racing in the new FIA GT Championship series in 1997.

The CLK GTR was designed as a race car, with the road cars produced only to meet homologation requirements.

AMG won the FIA GT championship with the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR racing sports prototype, so this car has a serious racing heritage.

This model was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz CLR Le Mans prototype in 1999.

Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

The seller says:

This is 1 of only 6 Mercedes CLK GTR Roadsters EVER BUILT. This car is available for IMMEDIATE DELIVERY. It is sitting in our showroom in Jonesboro, Arkansas. This is the Only Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster in the US.

Year: 2002
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: CLK-Class
Mileage: 70
Transmission: Manual
Engine: 12 Cylinder, 6.0 L

Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster interior

Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster engine

This super car Mercedes CLK GTR is for sale at Elite Autos in Jonesboro, Arkansas for $1,995,980.

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Wow, for the price of a Bugatti Veyron you can get a much more rare super car. I wonder what a tune up costs? I know if I have to ask that question then I cannot afford it. But I can still dream about it right?

Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

I also wonder what this car has been doing for the past 11 years with only 70 miles on the odometer?

This will be a future classic super car that will be highly sought after because there are only six to go around and the heritage is fantastic. Although there are an additional 19 coupes the roadster will always be special.

This Mercedes could be in the same collector category as the McLaren F1 someday. They both have racing success and there were much fewer of the Mercedes made than the McLaren F1. The McLaren has a cult like following but not everyone who wants one can have one so some of those collectors may turn to this Mercedes as a viable alternative.

Thanks to Marty Schorr at Car Guy Chronicles for sending this to me.

Let us know what you think about this classic Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster in the Comments.

Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

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Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster

Comments

  1. $2 million! – Who can afford this?

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