Ultra-Rare Mercedes CLK GTR Auctioned Together

$20M Price Appraised for Dual Properties

As all attention shifts to the upcoming Formula 1 Grand Prix in Las Vegas, RM Sotheby’s is placing wagers of its own in its forthcoming auction. On display for bidding will be two road-going examples of the highly sought-after Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR––valued together at a staggering $20 million.

In 1997, the FIA organized the GT Championship, and Mercedes-Benz introduced the CLK GTR as a symbol of prestige. Alongside the McLaren F1 and Porsche 911 GT1, this had two consecutive FIA GT1 Championships in 1997 and 1998.

A meagre twenty coupes and six roadsters were built by AMG’s Special Vehicles Building Department and HWA AG for homologation purposes, and surprisingly, both types can be found at the same RM Sotheby’s auction.

This 1999 coupé rendition is the seventh out of a meagre 20 examples assembled. When taken possession of by the current consignor in April 2021, it came with approximately $71,000 worth of invoices from DK Engineering.

Finished in a lustrous Iridium Silver Metallic hue, the GTR Number 07 has been fitted with a customised performance exhaust system and a unique set of larger OZ light alloy wheels with tyres courtesy of SPS Automotive. The interior was also tweaked adroitly, including adjustments to the driver’s chair and headliner.

In terms of the count of miles traveled, this vehicle has already been run 4,358 times by the usual driver. An individual considering the purchase should also be able to use it without issue as it was appropriately made road-worthy in the US through JK Technologies last October 2017. RM Sotheby’s perceives that the CLK GTR coupé could bring up to a price tag of nine million dollars.

Meanwhile, the other 2003 open-roof Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR is a comparatively scarce specimen as only three have been produced. unveiled with chassis number 000034, it also boasts a low mileage, having been driven only 106 miles. This extraordinary roadster is estimated to be auctioned off for a maximum of $13 million.

following the removal of its roof, the CLK GTR roadster has had its engine air intakes mounted on its sides. Some further revamps have been done to this magnificent vehicle; these include door-mounted mirrors, brand new integrated roll hoops as well as a front grille and rear wing.

Back in the beginning of 2010, this car arrived in the United States and complied with its emission regulations. After two owners had it, a dealer from North Carolina snapped it up before selling it to the consignor by April of 2015.

The CLK GTR coupe and roadster variants both come equipped with comparable technical specs, featuring a 6.9-liter V12 motor giving roughly 623 horsepower and 539 lb-ft of torque, figures below the current Mercedes-AMG One but still highly impressive for its time. Power is transferred to the back axle with an innovative six-speed sequential transmission.

On November 17, when the grand prix racing festivities begin in Las Vegas, RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning off something extraordinary. The car that seven-time F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton piloted to his first win with the Silver Arrow squad at the Hungarian Grand Prix – the 2013 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 W04 – will be available for purchase from the same block.

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