Why settle for a Black Series when you can have something more special from AMG? That special something is this 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR roadster, which is headed to the auction block at next month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
This roadster is undoubtedly a dream car for any Mercedes-AMG fan. It’s not much different from the CLK-GTR race car that made its debut during the FIA GT championship season, a car that AMG reported developed in just four months. FIA rules at the time required Mercedes to produce road-going versions of the race car. Only 25 were built, with five of those units being roadsters including the one headed to auction.
Peeking underneath its shiny black exterior reveals loads of race car goodies. There’s its hand-built 6.9-liter V-12 that churns out over 600 hp and is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. Its carbon fiber chassis, intricate suspension set up, and carbon-fiber disc brakes still impress today as much as they did in the mid-1990s.
The interior looks relatively comfortable, with seats wrapped in leather, air conditioning, and a radio.
Bonhams doesn’t mention how many miles this rare roadster has racked up, though it does appear to be in mint condition. It’s estimated to sell for at least $2.1 million, though there’s a strong chance it’ll sell for more.