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Coupe Week: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series

465 lb-ft of torque, that’s a whole lot of twist. It’s stump pulling, Cummins diesel, father in-law impressing amounts of torque. The CLK63 AMG Black Series is more or less a street legal DTM car and it still baffles me that anyone with a valid drivers license and enough money can operate one of these vehicles. I know a couple people who have driven these cars and all of them get this particular look in their eyes when they talk about it, part fear, part respect, part lust. For a vehicle based on the rather bland C209 platform, the Black Series is a striking car that demands attention via its flared fenders and bonkers soundtrack.

Oddly enough the Black Series flies under the radar in the enthusiast community, it rarely comes up in conversation when discussing the most insane cars of the past decade. Perhaps it’s because Mercedes only built it for two years or because it came out around the time of the Audi S5. Though the S5 was much slower, I think it was a whole hell of a-lot better looking and the 8T3 platform interior was far ahead of that of the comparable Mercedes. The ergonomics of all the C209 coupes leave much to be desired, AMG goodies or not. I’ve been baby sitting a CLK 350 for the past couple weeks and the cabin completely disappoints me every time I get in it. The buttons feel cheap, many of them are exactly where I wouldn’t want them to be and the whole package seems to be phoned in overall.  However, I’d be willing to put up with that lackluster interior in exchange for access to 507hp and I’m willing to bet you might be too.

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Getting a Jump on Black Friday: Cars, Accessories, Gifts and More

What better way to celebrate Black Friday than with a car that carries the work “black” in its name? Here’s a 2008 CLK 63 AMG Black Edition up for grabs, brought to our attention from our reader Den. This is the kind of car that will help you get your gift shopping done in record time. The CLK 63 AMG Black Series was a 507 horsepower beast, akin to a DTM car for the street. With a removed rear seat, adjustable suspension and wide fenders, this car was all business. With so few sold here in the US, this Black Series for sale in San Francisco with just under 40,000 miles represents a rare opportunity.

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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 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 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 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 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

Click for more details: 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series on eBay

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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.

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