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Why The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK GTR Was One Of The Most Expensive Cars Ever

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In the era of AMG performance beasts like the GT63 S and the AMG GT Black Series, it is quite easy to forget past AMG monsters that ruled imperiously within the automobile world. For example, there was the AMG Hammer, once the world’s fastest passenger sedan, with a 190 mph top speed.

There are conflicting reports about the total number of road-going CLK GTRs built. Most put the number at twenty-five units, broken down into twenty coupes and five roadsters (some say there are six roadsters). Whatever the actual count, the fact is that there are less than thirty units out there today, making it a collector’s grail today. It’s even rarer than cars like Ferrari F40, F50, McLaren F1 and the Jaguar XJ220.

It might have been worth $1.5 million when it first launched, but its value has significantly increased since then. That brings us back to the earlier mentioned CLK GTR that was put up for auction in 2021 by Gooding & Company. This was a pristine example with less than 1,000 miles on the odometer. Unfortunately, the car was not sold at that event, even though there was a high bid of $7 million. The sellers obviously believed the CLK GTR Strassenversion was worth more than that, and you know what? They may just be right.


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