We’ve just been to the annual Automobiles of London auction in Battersea’s cool Evolution Centre.
And quite frankly, came back astonished.
One of just 25 CLK GTR racers built – and the only right-hand-drive one in existence – the CLK GTR is a stunning bit of kit.
A 6.9-litre V12 engine developing 612bhp and more muscle than Jordan’s beau makes for one mighty Merc. So the organisers found another one to ramp up the drama.
But we’ve found a slight problem in a car such as this. It’s so rare you’d be scared to ever drive it, which kind of defeats the object of buying an automobile. And we wouldn’t want to spend £616,000 on a stupidly fast Merc only to stare at it longingly, day after day.
So obviously, it’s a collector’s item. But if you had the money, would you collect it? As petrolheads, we’d be very tempted to drive it to destruction and use it for what it was built for. But that’s just us…
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