German engineering fans will be pleased to learn that two of the most lauded Mercedes will go under the hammer at a forthcoming Silverstone Auction.
A rare 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black and a limited edition 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM will head to auction at the legendary Silverstone Circuit on 19th May.
Of 25 examples built, the CLK63 AMG Black is one of the most revered Benz supercars. This particular example was one of the last cars to come off the production line in 2008 wearing a particularly eye catching shade of Iridium Metallic Silver. Supplied new to Mercedes-Benz Beaconsfield, it was registered by its first and only owner on the 6th June 2008.
Powered by a high spirited 6.2 litre V8 capable of producing 507bhp, making it a hugely quick, well balanced and enormously capable coupé with a number of carbon fibre additions over the standard CLK, including a rear spoiler and air vents in the front wings.
Coming to auction from a private collection of special cars, it has only covered 4,000 recorded miles since new and has been meticulously stored and serviced. It will be offered by the auction house with a sale estimate of £110,000 to £125,000 complete with an impeccable service history.
Harry Whale, classic car specialist, Silverstone Auctions said:
“Both these prized modern day classics are stripped out racers at heart. Lighter and more powerful than their showroom cousins, these cars were built for the track, so it’s fitting that we’ll be offering them at our May Sale held at Silverstone.
“Not only are these two of the most desirable high performance modern classics on the market, but both are presented in exceptional condition with low mileage and low ownership. We expect there to be significant interest from around the world on auction day”.
The second of the two Mercedes is a 2005 CLK DTM which is one of just 40 right-hand drive example of a total of 100 coupes built to celebrate the CLK winning prestigious Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. This limited edition model was initially available from Mercedes by invitation only to very high profile customers.
Mercedes added many race derived upgrades to the body including flared wheel arches, larger intakes and a boot mounted rear wing, housing a supercharged 5.4 litre V8 engine producing an incredible 582bhp.
Presented in Obsidian Black, this highly sought after limited edition has covered just 7,580 miles in its 13 years in the hands of just two owners. It will be offered at auction with an estimate of £180,000 to £220,000 and is supplied with a fully documented Mercedes service history, fresh MoT and the number plate of DT55 AMG.
Both the Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black and the Mercedes CLK DTM will be offered for sale on the 19th May courtesy of Silverstone Auctions at the Silverstone motor racing circuit. For more information on the Mercedes CLK63 Black or Mercedes CLK DTM please visit here.
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