Lot 164 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG
|Odometer reading||9,940 miles|
|Estimate||£210,000 - £250,000|
The Mercedes CLK DTM AMG was a special version of the full racing 209 CLK DTM which took part in the German Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters racing series. It was only produced in 2004 and 100 coupés were released for sale with only 40 of those built in righthand drive. In Germany, new, the car cost some €236,000 after taxes and was limited to special order or invitation of ownership and rapidly sold out.
At the heart of the DTM is AMG's supercharged 5.4 litre V8. The CLK DTM produced 582hp; acceleration is just 3.8 seconds to 60mph with the top speed limited to 200 mph. The front and rear track are widened and special tyres and suspension modifications were fitted. Transmission is a five-speed semi-automatic box. ESP helps keep everything under control, aided by a mechanical limited slip differential. Like its racing counterpart, the road car makes liberal use of carbon fibre for its body panels. Carbon fibre is also used for much of the interior fittings, including the lightweight leather/alcantara trimmed bucket seats.
Originally supplied to Singapore from new and registered on 8th March 2006, it is now UK registered to its first and current UK owner. Used rarely, this lovely example has only covered 9,940 miles from new. A fully documented Mercedes-Benz service history confirms the genuine mileage. As you would expect, the car is in excellent condition throughout and has been expertly cared for and maintained. The car also comes with all its original books, handbook, service book and Certificate of Conformity. The car has been serviced at Mercedes-Benz Southampton and fitted with a new, mile per hour, DTM speedo, reset to its correct mileage prior to its UK registration on 1st March 2016 (the old kph speedo is supplied with the car). A V5 document, current MoT test certificate valid until November 2017 as well as various bills and receipts for servicing from Mercedes-Benz accompany the car and, for peace of mind, a Vodafone CobraTrak 5 is installed.
These cars are incredible investments for the future and thrilling to drive with stunning performance. With so few made, these cars do not enter the market place that often. A rare car, such as this in righthand drive, is extremely hard to find. A fantastic opportunity to buy and a highly credible investment opportunity.
This car has just taken part in an Autocar magazine article due to be published on Wednesday 23rd November.
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