The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR was built as a race car for the FIA GT Championship series in 1997. To meet homologation requirements, a total of 26 road-going vehicles were built in the following years. The rarest were the open-roof roadster models, of which only six were made. While 24 of the street-legal cars were fitted with a 6.9-liter V12, good for more than 600 horsepower, two were upgraded to "CLK GTR Super Sport" configuration with a 7.3-liter V12 rated at 655 horsepower. Performance was spectacular, with a 0-60 sprint of about 3.7 seconds and a top speed of just over 200 miles per hour.

The original sticker price for the CLK GTR Super Sport, more than a decade ago, was $1,547,620 – dissuading most of us from buying one. But if you missed out last time, we just found a clean example that has apparently been sitting inside a showroom in Arkansas waiting for a new owner. It is reportedly the only roadster currently in the United States. Federalized and street legal, its odometer shows only 70 delivery miles (are we the only ones who consider it a shame nobody has ever enjoyed wringing it out?). Fresh off an extensive factory service, this museum piece boasts a Buy it Now price of $1,995,980. So much for depreciation, eh?

[Update: One of our readers correctly pointed out that the car has depreciated... as its original selling price of $1.547 million is $2.2 million in today's money!]



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      dukeisduke
      • 1 Year Ago
      Since this thing is in Arkansas, could it have been owned by one of the Walton family members (Walmart)? Supposedly when Sam was still alive, driving his old pickup, other Waltons wouldn't be seen driving anything flashy, but after he passed away, all that changed.
        madgamer
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dukeisduke
        That was my thought as well. When you have half a dozen family members worth 10s of billions of dollars each, there is bound to be some stuff like this floating around.
      Matthew Miles
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would buy. Not at that price, but WOULD pay reasonable amount if I had the means. In a second. This is everything my 16 year old self wanted and dreamed of.
      vince
      • 1 Year Ago
      http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2006/06/15/the-alleged-lemon-a-handmade-mercedes-amg-clk-gtr-roadster/ I remember reading about this car a while ago, apparently it is the only one in the states, and it never worked, hence the reason it only has 70 miles.
        Autothoughts
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vince
        You would think that Mercedes would step up and assist an owner with a car like this if it never worked. This is a show piece for them, and a customer that can afford it deserves to be treated as a top tier client. To me they should be flying a factory rep over and/or even fly the car back to Germany to repair the issue(s).
        Feurig
        • 1 Year Ago
        @vince
        If I had millions in the bank, I'd totally use this as a project car...
          graphikzking
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Feurig
          As a project for what? What else would you do with it? Already has more hp than traction can do anything with. I can think of DOZENS of "project cars" but this wouldn't be one of them.
      AE86
      • 1 Year Ago
      Need for speed anyone ?
      clay282
      • 1 Year Ago
      I live in Jonesboro, AR and I just think it's hilarious that Shelby Smith has a nice showroom full of millions of dollars of cars down Stadium Blvd by the double wide mobile home dealer LMAO! "Baby! With all this money we saved on our single wide... we can finally afford that Lamborghini we always wanted"!
      Sasha
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm going to have to take a test drive before I make my purchasing decision.
      Alain
      • 1 Year Ago
      Note: The car has 115 miles, the trip meter reads 7.0KM. Car must be worth less now, right :-)
      L1011
      • 1 Year Ago
      I had successfully repressed the memory of that car and its ugliness until just now. Thanks AB, now I have to start repressing all over again!
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Klep
      • 1 Year Ago
      If your first reaction to the picture/title was anything other than "WTF??" you're either: A) An impressively-knowledgeable car person (Bravo.) or B) A liar.
        clay282
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Klep
        He's the real deal... seriously! I have NO idea where he gets all these cars but his showroom is always loaded full and there's always carriers hauling them in and out. We only have about 60,000 people in town and the next biggest city is Memphis and there aint no money there so... he must be selling them ALL over the net. It's pretty cool to walk in there and see them all though. It's one stop shopping for exotics and dying dreams :-( After a few visits I realize there are no dream cars my 6'4" body can comfortably get into LOL.
        jcar302
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Klep
        The coupe version of this car was actually one of my favorites on PGR4 back in the day. Those were the days where racing games were fun, no modding, just pick a car, go online and have the best driving skills. I'd expect quite a few people recognize this car from Gran turismo (if it has it) and forza racing too.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
      Rob Cook
      • 1 Year Ago
      Uh, little late to the party AB? This was on eBay almost a month ago.
        trenchanting
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rob Cook
        Well, why didn't you tell us all a month ago then?
          Klep
          • 1 Year Ago
          @trenchanting
          Rob, it's AutoBlog, not AutoZOMGBreakingNews! You'd think it wouldn't take a month for something to come up, but it's not like this is actually news, so politely STFU.
          Rob Cook
          • 1 Year Ago
          @trenchanting
          If I had the means I would, I'm amazed how an internet news source is constantly behind the times when it comes to releasing 'news' in a timely fashion. I read AB everyday and will continue to do so but it just seems odd that they post articles so far in arrears to other automotive sites.
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