How Much Would You Pay For A Barely-Driven Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM?

If you don’t know what the CLK DTM AMG actually is, you might easily dismiss it as just a limited edition of Merc’s compact coupe with pumped-up arches and big rims.

Well, for starters it’s more powerful than a Black Series, with 582hp and 800Nm (590lb-ft) of torque from a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 and a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) sprint in 3.6 seconds, and it’s faster than some modern AMGs.

Moreover, it was aimed to be a homologation special for Merc’s German Touring Car Championship contender. As such, the company built just 100 units for the Coupe (and 60 convertibles the next year), of which only 40 were right-hand drive models imported to the UK, so it’s rarer than a McLaren F1. Thus, it has all of the ingredients that make it a collector’s item, and such cars don’t pop up for sale that often.

Whenever they do, though, they change hands for six-digit sums, and this particular RHD example is estimated to fetch £180,000-£220,000 (equal to $252,197-$308,241 / €204,631-€250,105), plus a buyer’s premium of 15 percent, tax included.

It’s listed by SilverstoneAuctions, for the May Sale event that takes place at the famous circuit in Northamptonshire, UK. The auction house states that it has 7,500 miles (12,070 km) on the odometer since new. It has had two former owners, it’s accompanied by a full service history documented by Mercedes-Benz and looks to be almost in showroom condition.

If it wasn’t for the wide wheel arches, tweaked bumpers and large wing at the rear, it would probably trick everyone into thinking it’s just a 13-year old CLK that’s had some tuning parts bolted on. Which, even if the street car has little in common with the racer, is most certainly not the case.

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  • LWOAP

    Not enough to take it home with me because someone with deeper pockets will outbid me every time.

  • lousydead

    It’s basically a homogolation special, i’d say an example like this should fetch 450k…

  • fgclolz

    Very nice car, but I’d still take the CLK Black Series any day.

    • lousydead

      the BS definitely has more features and luxuries. The DTM would be pretty rough to daily, tbh.

  • That’s a misconception, CLK DTM AMG is NOT an homologation special, but built to celebrate their success at DTM, it’s even faster than the latter black series CLK.

    That said given the car is RHD, that price is actually quite fair. The price would go up in future!

  • fabri99

    I’ve always loved the CLK DTM and it is undoubtably a collectible car. I’d say I’d pay anything for one, but 200k…? I mean, it doesn’t seem unfair, yet I can’t help thinking about what other new cars I could get for the same price. This isn’t a classic car, and I’m not sure I’d have it over a McLaren or a Ferrari.

    • Actually that’s what special edition sports car goes these days, and the car is RHD, which makes it even rarer and attracts people from UK, Japan, Austtalia and so on.

      • fabri99

        Yeah, I guess that in the long run the CLK is a better investment than what would a supercar that anyone (having enough money) could buy. It really depends on what your garage is like: not being a millionaire, I tend to think this as my only car (or second car, to exaggerate). In a collector’s point of view though, buying the CLK definitely makes more sense.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I’d take it for…$250K.

  • lagunas3ca

    Tacked-on? You must be thinking of Liberty Walk.

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