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Tuner Tuesday: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

In the movie “Spinal Tap”, the character Nigel Tufnel displays his specially made Marshall amplifier to the film director. “As you can see”, he explains, “the numbers all go to eleven – right across the board.” “Does that mean it’s louder?” asks Rob Reiner. Nigel retorts “What we do is if we need that extra push over the cliff, you know what we do? 11, exactly. One louder.” Frankly, with AMG’s “Black Series” cars, they are already Mercedes-Benz models that are operating fully at “10” – but that doesn’t stop many enterprising individuals from turning them up one notch or more. A case in point is today’s 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series – a serious car right out of the starting blocks, the 6.2 liter M156 V8 is an absolute monster with 500 horsepower and nearly matching torque. Having driven a similarly motored SLS, the speed is effortless and immediate – the sound, incredible. There is literally no point when driving one when you think “you know what, this car really needs 200-300 horsepower more”. Yet as if to out-AMG AMG, the nutters at Weistec added a supercharger – with variable power from 600-800 horsepower, it’s capable of creating a 9-second quarter mile luxury Benz. Insane? Yep:

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Week In Review

Welcome to Week in Review, where we’ll take a look at some of the vehicles featured on GCFSB over the last couple of weeks:

The 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Edition did not sell at $89,991. The seller has lowered the price to $79,993: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1982 Porsche 911SC did not sell with a final bid of $16,200 and has been relisted with a $20,000 Buy It Now price: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 sold for $17,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1990 BMW M3 from the owner of Grassroots Motorsports garnered 72 bids and sold for $25,700: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1989 Volkswagen Jetta Carat with 71k miles sold for $3,400: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1990 South African spec Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper did not sell for $23,401 and has been relisted: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1990 Audi V8 Quattro did not sell, failing to meet its reserve at $1,825: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

After 50 bids, the 1997 Volkswagen GTI VR6 sold for $3,605: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2003 Audi A6 2.7T did not sell at $11,950 and has been relisted: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2002 Audi A6 4.2 did not sell at $9,800: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2008 Audi TT 3.2 sold for $15,495: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1973 Porsche 914 sold for $17,885: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1994 BMW 850CSi failed to meet its reserve and has been relisted at $59,950: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1998 Mercedes-Benz CL600 sold for $12,101.11: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1973 BMW 2002tii did not sell, failing to meet its reserve at $25,340: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1961 Mercedes-Benz Unimog did not sell with a final bid of $10,731. The truck has been relisted: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Truck

The 1989 Mercedes-Benz 260E did not meet its reserve at $3,728: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1958 BMW Isetta 300 sold for $22,900: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1999 BMW M Coupe sold for $16,500: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1999 BMW M Coupe sold for $16,500: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2002 BMW M5 sold for $14,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2011 Audi S4 did not meet its reserve and has been relisted at $42,950: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The Heap Of The Week 1961 Porsche 356B: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1986 Mercedes-Benz 300SL sold for $11,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2011 Audi R8 V10 Spyder did not meet its reserve with a final bid of $122,100: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 Variant 6-speed sold for $8,500: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1985 Porsche 944 did not meet its reserve with a final bid of $2,175: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1985 BMW 535i did not sell, failing to meet its reserve at $5,855: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1988 BMW M3 sold for $18,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300SD garnered a final bid of $9,800 and did not sell. The car has been delisted at $19,500: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The rare 1992 Volkswagen Jetta EcoDiesel sold for $3,551: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1991 Porsche 944S2 with the LS1 swap did not meet its reserve at $21,000 and has been relisted: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2001 Audi A8L did not sell at $6,900 and has been relisted at $6,800: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1987 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V did not sell with a final bid of $6,805: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1991 BMW 318i with the S52 swap did not sell, failing to meet its reserve with a final bid of $8,000: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 2001 BMW 540i 6-speed did not sell at an asking price of $8,995 and has been relisted at the same price: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

The 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro sold for $5,600: Closed Auction | Our Post on this Car

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

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In a single week this summer in San Francisco I saw three CLK63 Black Series, each time giving me pause as I contemplated the huge fenders and amazing V8. Sure, it’s an automatic, but you know a car is obnoxiously awesome if Jeremy Clarkson bought one. Black with chrome wheels wouldn’t be how I’d take it, but with just over 2,000 miles this is a very mint example.

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Year: 2008
Model: CLK63 AMG Black Series
Engine: 6.2l V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 2,130 mi
Price: $89,991 Buy It Now

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I do love these cars, despite the confusing dissonance in purpose stemming that comes with a heavy car turned racer with an automatic transmission. I strongly hope to own a Benz with one of these 6.2l opera singers some day, mostly to do burnouts and scare children. Black Series will only become more collectible as time marches on, so a creampuff like this one would do well in a collection.

-NR

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

For the discerning driver who can’t be bothered to own a car with only 481 hp available to obliterate his tires, Mercedes took the CLK63 AMG, a not slow car, and said, “More.” Alongside the extra tire-shredding power were upgrades to the suspension, differential, body, the brakes…well almost everything. What we then had was the Black Series: a grunting, snorting, tire squealing miscreant modeled after the Mercedes F1 safety-car. While Mercedes employed a healthy dose of carbon fiber in its reworking of the Black, overall weight savings were…none. Enabling the drivetrain of this beast to cope with its abundant power actually resulted in slight weight gains. But no matter, with over 500 hp the car is still plenty quick. Because Mercedes decided that American drivers don’t like a roof over their head, they chose only to import the CLK63 AMG Cabriolet to the States. Thus, the only way to get the Coupe was to buy the Black Series. Here we have a low mileage 2008 CLK63 AMG Black Series Coupe located in Illinois. And, lo and behold, it’s black!

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Year: 2008
Model: CLK63 AMG Black Series
Engine: 6.2 liter V8
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
Mileage: 9,415 mi
Price: Buy It Now $76,800

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK63 AMG Black Series
2008 Mercedes Benz CLK 63- BLACK SERIES / (Fully Serviced 06/19/2013)

GLOBAL LUXURY IMPORTS LLC is pleased to present this 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK 63 AMG Black Series. This CLK 63 Black Series is finished in Black over Premium AMG Black Leather Interior. The factory equipment consists of: I pod Integration Kit. The CLK 63 AMG Black Series was previously the ” Safety Car” for Formula One Racing Performance and Handling come to you through a 6.3 litre V8 with 500 hp and 465 ln ft of torque, which goes through a 7 speed AMG Speed shift transmission, with manual mode as well. Acceleration 0-60mph: 4.1 seconds. The cabin is equipped with almost every luxury item available, AMG Premium Leather, Aluminum Carbon Fiber trim, 6 disc DD with Harmon Kardon Logic 7 surround sound, DVD based Navigation and so many other items the list is too long to list. This limited edition (350 total made for the US) Mercedes Benz is far from your average Mercedes.

The 19″” rims have 265-30 tires upfront, and 285-30’s on the rear. Composite Brake Rotors, Sport tuned Suspension , 3 transmission modes, bigger roll bars and higher spring rates on the suspension, all work in harmony to provide a firm ride but not harsh. The flared wheel arches (carbon fiber), ultra aggressive front and rear fascia, carbon fiber diffusers and carbon fiber rear wing give the ultra performance look that can not be missed. The heavily bolstered sport seats will keep you in place as you test the handling. 12.6 quarter mile times, 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, original MSRP of $138,750.00 all make this a real value especially with only 9415 miles.

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At $76,800 this car can be had at half of its original cost! And with under 10K miles on the clock, it’s barely broken in. What’s not to like?

-Rob

Graham Rahal’s Supercharged CLK63 Black Series for sale

If the owner hasn’t nicknamed this car the “White Rhino” yet, he should. Featured in this month’s european car, it has the fear-factor, chromatic simplicity, and rarity of the aforementioned horned beast. We love rare cars here at GCFSB, but this one is a babushka doll of rarities. Start with the nice-but-mundane Mercedes-Benz CLK. Add 6.2 liters of howling V8, and you get the CLK63. Pile on uprated suspension, brakes, decreased weight, and massively flared fenders, and you get the magical Black Series. Drape it in a rare color. Still too run-of-the-mill for you? Let’s strap a supercharger on the top and add a celebrity owner. This is, as one of my favorite Onion articles so hilariously put it back in 2004 (pre-Gilette Fusion), going Five Blades. With just under 9k miles, I guess the previous owner, Indycar driver Graham Rahal, got distracted during his quest to make the most badass CLK Black Series ever (perhaps organizing funds for the new one?), but his ADD is someone else’s gain. Before he was done with it though, he added a Weistec supercharger to help crank horsepower to over 600 at the crank, along with some ultra-lightweight rims and exhaust. It still weighs 2 tons, but did you see that last sentence? 600+ horsepower. See ya.

Mercedes-Benz Supercharged CLK63 Black Series owned by Graham Rahal for sale

The listing description is less enticing than the ec article, but here it is:

This CLK 63 AMG Black Series was previously the “Safety Car” for Formula One Racing. With only 300 produced and approximately only 30 in white, THIS IS ONE RARE FIND!!!!! It’s Arctic White over Black and comes with over $35,000 in performance upgrades! Upgrades include; 3M Clear Bra, Weistec Supercharger, Evosport Full Exhaust (including Headers and X-Pipe Headers), Evosport Intake Upgrades, Performance Air Filters, Vorsteiner Carbon Front Splitter, MaCarbon Full Carbon Interior Package (including Custom Steering Wheel, Door Trim, Glove Box Trim and ect…) and 19″ Volk G2 Wheels. Also, comes loaded with Navigation, Harman Kardon Logic7 Digital Surround Sound Stereo, Satellite Radio, Bi-Xenon Headlights, AMG Premium Leather Upholstery and much more!

So, is this white rhino worth it? For starters, next to the going rate of $80-90k on eBay for used Black Series, the $104k asking price seems well worth it for the extra rhinoness and provenance compounding the rarity of the car. I’m an Audi/VW/BMW guy (aka, less of a Mercedes or Porsche man), but when I think about $100k sports cars, I’m not sure I can think of one I’d dig more than this. Go ahead, I’m sure some will hate on the white paint or nitpick something else on it. To me, this is a big game trophy worth bagging.

-NR

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