The RKMCCA Charlotte Auctions were recently held and the 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster finally sold for $1.3 million! This 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster had been for sale privately this year, before hitting the auction block at Monterey.
Back in April this year, this very Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster was up for grabs on eBay for just under $2 million. However, after failing to sell, the car swiftly headed to the Monterey Car Week 2013 auctions held by Mecum with an unspecified reserve price.
The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR has a long, proud and very rich history with the car first being built specifically for endurance racing. When time came for the CLK LM to replace the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR in the 1998 season, Mercedes went ahead and built 26 road going CLK GTRs. Out of these 26, 6 of them were roadsters and one of the six roadsters was a RHD variant built for Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei who also owned a coupe in RHD too. The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster you see here, is the only one in the United States.
Despite its age, this particular 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster has covered just 71 miles! This means that it’s essentially a brand new car and if treated correctly in the future, will unquestionably become a true collector’s item! It is powered by a 6.9-liter V12 engine delivering a total of 604hp and 572lb-ft of torque.
Consequently, it can sprint to 96km/h in just 3.8 seconds before topping out at a top speed of 199mph, figures still impressive to this day!
Here’s hoping that the new owner keeps it for some time!