1 Million Smackeroons: 2000 Mercedes CLK GTR Supersport For Sale

What on earth is this?

Well, it is a  Mercedes CLK GTR that was created for the FIA GT Championship series in 1997.  This is no grocery getter, it is a race car that is only made in road trim in order to meet homologation standards.

This one is number 17 or 25 cars produced.  This is not the sissy 6.9 liter V12 motor that produces 604 horsepower and has a top speed of 199 mph.  This Supersport has a 7.3 liter V12 and will go 234 mph.

Vrooooommmmmm!

2000 Mercedes CLK GTR:

From the seller –

“2000 MERCEDES-BENZ CLK GTR SUPERSPORT

VIN: WDB2973971Y000028

# 17 of 25 Clk GTRs made in the world, and it is 1 of

5 CLK GTR Super Sport built. USA street legal, federalized

on a Florida title. Mercedes-Benz-AMG 7.3 liter V12, 720

HP, 0-60 in 3.0 seconds, 0-100 in 5.2 seconds with a top

speed of 234 mph. Only 1,492 miles.”

Amazing car, speed costs money.  This car is plenty fast so if the $1 million dollar starting bid seems high, the reserve in the $1.7 million range may not be for you.

For that kind of money you could get a Carrera GT and a SLR and have money to spare.  But those cars are a dime a dozen compared to this race car.  I am not sure eBay is the audience the seller is looking for but I appreciate this dealer for bringing this car to light.

~Aaron.

 

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2000 Mercedes CLK GTR $1 million, reserve not met

While we suspect this might be just a touch outside the market of the majority of our faithful readers, why not at least dream.

This is number 17 of 25. With just under 1,500 miles, you wouldn’t exactly call this a daily driver. I suspect every outing you make in this car will become an experience if not for the nearly 700 horsepower, then for the throngs of people you will have surrounding you every where you go. This is the price you pay for sharing tastes with the Sultan of Brunei. Find some open road and all gawkers can be left far behind. The 7 liter V-12 on these sounds awesome and will either scare people away or draw more gear heads to your car. This is despite two mufflers that look like 50 gallon barrels.

At this point, with technology from the late 90s, the car is dated, but really who cares? To me the exterior is still fantastic. When these first hit the track I couldn’t look away and it still ranks as perhaps the number one modern classic on my list of most desirable cars. More exclusive than a Mclaren F1, more brutal than a Porsche GT1.

There can’t be more than a handful of these stateside. Any takers?

2000 Mercedes CLK GTR on eBay.

~Evan…