2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR

Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2002
  • Mileage 
    75 mi / 121 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Silver
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Vehicle to be auctioned Saturday, November 1st at Motostalgia's 2nd Annual Grand Prix sale in Austin, TX. For more information visit www.motostalgia.com

2002 Mercedes Benz CLK GTR
Estimate: 1,300,000 - 1,500,000

Chassis Number: DSDB2973971Y000034
6.9 Liter V12
Fuel Injection/ 604 bhp
6-Speed Sequential Paddle Shift Transmission
Four Wheel Carbon Fiber Disc Brakes
Mileage: 72

History- As part of a shake up in the world of GT racing, Mercedes-Benz saw an opportunity to again go toe-to-toe with fellow countrymen BMW and Porsche in the new FIA GT Championship Series. AMG was commissioned to design and build the car and within 128 days of the first designs, the CLK GTR was on the track. Under the rules, the manufacturer must produce 25 road going cars before they would be able to race their design. Rather than trying to make a streetcar a racecar, AMG needed to turn a racecar into street car. The 26 street cars they produced show their effectiveness of the teams ability to do just that. With over 600HP, all carbon fiber bodywork, a front splitter, effective rear wing, and a fully integrated roll cage, this is not just a supercar- it is a proper racecar without a number. The roof truly separates this and 5 other CLK GTR’s from the rest of the group. With the first twenty produced as coupes, the last six discarded the roof leaving a modern aggressively styled roadster. With only six of these open air racers produced, they are rarely seen and even less commonly offered on the open market.

The Car- The only one in North America, this CLK GTR sports a mere 72 miles, ensuring it still remains in showroom condition. Inside the two tone black and cream leather seats appear that they have only been sparingly sat on. While its heart is that of a racer, this is, after all, a Mercedes-Benz and passenger comfort has not been altogether forgotten; with air conditioning, power steering, and a stereo. The car was recently serviced by two of the original members of the build team, ensuring the vehicle is up to its namesake’s standards. Every car collection needs a centerpiece, one that is not just stunningly beautiful, but something no one else has and this Mercedes Benz CLK GTR will be the envy of everyone that sees it among your collection!