28 October 2009
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster
- Chassis no. WDB2973971Y000032
Sold for £616,000
To be auctioned on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Of the 25 road going CLK GTRs built to meet FIA requirements, just five examples were equipped with the stunning roadster body of the example presented here. These roadsters were built by HWA, a sister company to AMG, which has been involved in Mercedes’ cutting-edge racing development and DTM projects since the late 1960s. In fact, HWA are the initials of the company’s president and AMG co-founder Hans-Werner Aufrecht.
The Roadster variants they built of the CLK GTR are virtually identical to the Coupés, with the exception of a removable top panel and integrated roll bar. The example presented here is number 2 in the series and, as confirmed by official HWA documentation, is the only right hand drive CLK GTR Roadster. Its colour combination is striking indeed, and like its coupé sibling, the car is virtually brand new; it was completed in August 2006 for a prominent collector, has accumulated just 34 delivery kms from new and has never been road registered. The same documentation further confirms this car cost a staggering €1.3 million, which makes its offering today a very attractive proposition indeed.