Update! This car was recently featured on AutoBlog.com!
Want to be the proud owner of a truly one-of-a-kind vehicle? Elite Auto’s currently has a Mercedes CLK GTR Roadster in their showroom; the car is one of only six ever made, and it is the only one of its kind in the United States!
The Mercedes CLK GTR Coupe was originally designed to meet the racing standards of the 1997 FIA GT Championship. The requirements were that the car be street legal, and have at least 25 production models on the road. When the Coupe ran away with the championship, and subsequently became the only entry into the race the following year, Mercedes decided to take that success and produce the Roadster version of this car, only putting 6 into production overall.
Like any true racing car, the CLK GTR Roadster has its engine located in the middle of the chassis and is powered with RWD to provide better balance and handling. The engine in the Roadster is a one-of-a-kind 60 degree V12. The body of the car is built from a Carbon Fibre Monocoque steel frame with an integrated roll cage, and the rack & pinion power-assist steering leads to even greater handling behind the wheel of this classic beauty.
This legendary icon of a car is truly a once in a lifetime sight, and if you are in the position to make such an amazing purchase, it will be an investment that you will not regret. Well maintained, the value of this car is set to steadily increase and bring a huge return for it’s owner.
If you would like more information on this extremely rare find, please visit our friends over at Elite Autos for all the specifications on the CLK GTR Roadster. For more information on how Classic Auto can assist you with all of your collector car insurance needs, fill out our FREE quote form online!
About the Author
Drew Yagodnik is Vice President of Classic Automobile Insurance Agency, Inc. Classic Automobile Insurance Agency has been protecting collector, classic and exotics since 1992.