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Lotec C1000, CLK GTR Roadster and 300 SL to be Auctioned

Three of some of the rarest cars wearing the three-pointed star as an emblem are going to be auctioned by RK Motors Collector Car Auctions (RKMCCA) at the Charlotte Convention Center from October 31 to November 2.
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While the Lotec C1000 is not technically a Mercedes-Benz, it does sport the tri-star emblem on both the aerodynamically-shaped front hood and on the 5.6-liter tiwn-turbocharged V8 sitting behind the two bucket seats.

With no less than 1000 hp squeezed out of the 5.6-liter V8 taken straight out of a Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC/SEL (W126/C126) and turbocharged into oblivion, the one of a kind Lotec C1000 was built back in 1995 for an UAE-based business man that had wanted to own the world's fastest street-legal car.

The car's calculated top speed is around 431 km/h (268 mph), but apparently nobody tested it so far.

The Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster is one of six ever produced, making it the second rarest three-pointed star wearer in this trifecta of rare models, while we sincerely hope that the 300 SL Gullwing from 1954 doesn't need a description for our readers.

 
 
 
 
 

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