CLK DTM AMG is sold under the exception rule “Show or Display”. That means you can only drive 2,500 miles a year.
The Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG 2005 is a homologation special. Only 100 coupes were ever made. Amazingly, they too built 80 convertibles. So you’ll likely be the only person in your local cars and coffee with one of these machines. A run of the mill C209 platform AMG is a wonderful car in itself. However, this CLK DTM AMG is anything but normal. It’s almost caricature in its grandeur.
If you’ve given a picture of the normal car to a 10 year old kid and said, make it look like the Hulk. This is probably what you would end up with. Of course, the wild looks serve a purpose. It was built to celebrate Bernd Schneider Winning the German Touring Car Masters Championship 2003. And DTM racing cars are known for their bulging proportions.
The car pictured here is for sale RM Sotheby’s Amelia Island auction on May 22nd. Due to Covid-19, Amelia Island The events were postponed a few months after the traditional start in early March. So you have a little more time to scrape together the money if you’re interested in this roadworthy racing car.
This rare bird is likely to fetch close to a quarter of a million dollars. We are sure that you will be grateful for the extension. What makes this car so special and price-worthy besides its rarity?
It is powered by a handcrafted 5.4 liter supercharged V-8 that develops 582 horsepower. And is connected to a Mercedes-Benz SpeedShift 5G-Tronic automatic transmission. It offers enough grunt to go 60 mph in under 4 seconds and 200 mph on the high end.
Not bad for a car old enough to get its own driver’s license in most states. It’s a pretty aggressive business of speed. It is not a distant and isolated experience. The car is fast, loud and the gear changes are aggressive. It’s a demanding speed machine. In fact, 2,500 miles per year can be more than you can handle.
Inside, however, it’s not a scaled-down racer. Sure, it has deep leather and Alcantara bucket seats and a square, DTM-inspired steering wheel. But it also has a full interior with lots of carbon fiber bits. It’s certainly sporty, but it has the luxury you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz.
The outside is of course covered with silver metallic paint. With only about 1,500 miles on the watch, the color looks as perfect as you’d expect. This car comes with accessories such as manuals, tool roll, jack, air compressor, battery tender and first aid kit.
This CLK DTM AMG was imported from Germany to Texas in 2009. Until 2015 it was part of the distinctive Canepa Collection in Scotts Valley, California. Today it is one of only five examples in North America. As mentioned earlier, the next cars and coffee you will not park next to a row of them.
It is certainly desirable. However, would you be willing to pay $ 250,000 for a car that you could only drive 2,500 miles a year? That’s the equivalent of $ 100 per mile. Let us know your thoughts in the MB World Forums.