Pair of Mercedes-Benz CLK GTRs Sell for £1.1M+
The 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, the only right-hand drive example built, achieving £616,000, was followed closely by a 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe selling for £522,500.
Both models were built by AMG sister company HWA, which in fact, are the initials of the company's president and AMG co-founder Hans-Werner Aufrecht. The rare pair of CLK GTRs use a 612 hp 6.9-liter V12 engine with dual overhead cams.
Other highlights of the sale included a 1950 Aston Martin DB2 Team Car, offered for the first time in 52 years, which sold for £550,000, while an original 1969 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman Landaulet surpassed its pre-sale high estimate of £60,000, achieving £308,000.
"This sale wraps up another fantastic year for RM globally," said Max Girardo, Managing Director, RM Europe. "We're proud of our reputation for consistently achieving record prices and offering the finest motor cars available to the market, and today's results were certainly no exception. With an 87% sell-through rate and numerous lots exceeding their estimates, it's fair to say that the collector car market is still remarkably strong," added Girardo.