Sure, you too have 10 million lying around. If you convert your euros to the Venezuelan bolivar, that is. Every euro is more than 4 million bolivar. Unfortunately, you will not be able to take this Mercedes CLK GTR home with you. The auctioneer of Gooding & Company expects the winning bid to be somewhere between $8 and $10 million. That is somewhere between 6.5 and 8.5 million euros.
This Mercedes AMG CLK GTR is number nine of a total of twenty copies. The brand also built five roadsters. The 6.9-litre V12 produces over 600 hp and 775 Nm. The 0-100 time of 3.8 seconds is narrowly faster than a Mercedes-AMG A 45 S, which mainly shows how fast hot hatchbacks are today. The A-class cannot match the top speed of 344 km/h. The racing version (and the reason this car even exists) won every race in the FIA GT Championship in 1998.
The Mercedes CLK GTR is a good investment
In 2018 we wrote about exactly this Mercedes CLK GTR. The car was then hammered in California for 4.5 million dollars. The (estimated!) value has therefore doubled in three years. He is now again at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance waiting for a good offer. The current owner hardly drove his investment, because the odometer reading is only 1,442 kilometers. Originally this car was bought in Germany, after which it moved to Hong Kong in 2005.
All toys are present
In the 1990s, the Mercedes CLK GTR was the most expensive new car ever with a price tag of about 1 million euros. In 2016, a copy went for about 2.5 million euros. The first owner did well to keep all the extras. The booklets, the tools and even the wooden supports for the hydraulic jack are present. The car is for the most part similar to the race car, but Mercedes did add ABS and air conditioning for fun.