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Truth about the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG for sale emerges

 Truth about the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG for sale emerges
2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG

It has a bad history

A long time trusted WCF source has sent us more details about the 2000 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG for sale that we mentioned yesterday.

The car is in fact a CLK GTR AMG Super Sport and it was built by AMG's specialist group H.W.A. Only two of them were ever made and just one was actually badged as a "Super Sport". What makes it different than the regular version is the larger Mercedes-Benz AMG V12 7.3-liter engine which powers the Pagani Zonda and the SL 73 AMG. Other than that, the vehicle has an additional front splitter for improved stability at high speeds.

And now for the bad news. The car in the photos was heavily damaged during a storm in Dubai when a roof collapsed on top of the vehicle. It was then sold as a crashed salvage car to someone in Switzerland who repaired it. This is the reason why it's been on sale for a significant amount of time as anyone who was interested in buying the car did a background check at AMG and found out its rough history.

Since someone asked the price of the car when it was new, the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR AMG was the most expensive production car ever built at that time, being priced at 1,547,620 USD.

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norther
i must admit i admire the person who have the skills to repair such a vehicle.
Jan 18, 2013 2:00 pm
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TomitaBogdan
this car may have been the soruce for the "cars" animated vehicles :)))
Jan 18, 2013 11:23 am
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International
Could the previous owner be the Emirati race car driver Mohammed bin Salman? He has a good number of exotic sport cars. One of them is a CLK GTR, but was it this one?
Jan 18, 2013 11:15 am
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MaT7eY
Mr.Ilyas Galadari of UAE-Dubai was the first owner. It was originally painted in the unique red over tan combination, and the man in Switzerland who repaired the car took it back to HWA for a silver paint with red interior.
Jan 20, 2013 9:09 am
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cargogh
In these days of finding a rusty chasis and rebuilding every single component and having a new million dollar+ car, the damage doesn't seem to matter unless some bondo is barely holding that carbon fiber together. Considering they did make some roadsters also, it should be good to go. Looks bad ass.
Jan 18, 2013 7:26 am
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AlexHohDesu
Damaged or not it's still a great car, the rarest of the rare one too, and how many car actually looked like a Le Mans prototype that is road legal.
Jan 18, 2013 6:52 am
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