Lot 234 - 2004 Mercedes-Benz CL 65 AMG
|Odometer reading||44,100 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,240|
The CL65 AMG represents a marriage between Satan, AMG and Jeremy Clarkson. It is a beautifully packaged and ridiculous collection of power, sumptuous comfort and noise, but to fully understand this motorcar, it is important to acquaint oneself with a fact or two. According to the UK Sales figures, just 35-40 CL65s were officially sold in Great Britain between 2004 and 2005 and in fact only 777 were produced worldwide, with pre-existing customers invited to purchase. It houses the same engine as the Maybach 57 and 62 'S' models, until you also learn that it is the same layout as fitted to the current Pagani Huayra supercar and that is very shouty indeed. There is 1,000nm of torque produced from the engine, detuned from 1,200nm in order to protect the gearbox. It pushes out 603bhp and costs, in Germany, €204,000 or £142,453.20 in this country, to be precise.
The last example of this car we offered last year was heavily oversubscribed and so we are delighted to be able to present this very clean example. With six former keepers and full Mercedes-Benz service history (bar one), interested parties will be comforted to know that the active body control (ABC) pump was replaced at 42,000 miles and the car was last serviced in August, 2015. Due to this being an early launch model, it does not carry the 'AMG V12 Bi-Turbo' inscription on the instrument panel and the seating is finished in smooth leather and not the more standard perforated material. The cappings and trim are 'piano black' and it is always stored under cover. Described as virtually perfect in all respects by its fastidious owner, this offers epic performance, discretely packaged.
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