HYPERCAR HEAVEN: Rare Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe and Roadster Headline Star-Studded Lineup of the Official Auction of the Las Vegas Grand Prix

2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster [678]

An impressive lineup of supercars, boasting a combined value of over $70 million, is set for sale by RM Sotheby’s on 17 November 2023 as the Official Auction of the Las Vegas Grand Prix.

  • For the first time ever, both a Coupe and Roadster variant of the high-octane German-beast Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR will be offered publicly at auction, a significantly rare opportunity for collectors to acquire arguably the most impressive and most desirable of modern hypercars
  • Joining these are significant supercar examples from the most sought-after manufacturers, including two examples of Ferrari’s first hybrid production car—a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari and a 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta—a 1996 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport and a 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 from the French manufacturer, and a 2015 Porsche 918 ‘Weissach’ Spyder and 1988 Porsche 959 Komfort to round out the list
  • These supercars join the first Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team car driven to victory by seven-time Formula One Drivers’ Champion Lewis Hamilton and the last game-worn jersey by legendary NFLer Tom Brady
  • The ultra-exclusive auction will be hosted by famed British entertainer James Corden at the Awakening Theater at Wynn Las Vegas in association with Wynn Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Grand Prix
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LAS VEGAS, NV – November 3, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – A must-attend auction showcasing an array of exclusive cars, including not one but two coveted Mercedes-Benz CLK GTRs and a selection of hypercars, is set for Friday, November 17, at the Awakening Theater, Wynn Las Vegas, during one of the most anticipated events of 2023, the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix.

RM Sotheby’s presents an unparalleled opportunity for collectors with the auctioning of a rare 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe and an even rarer 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster. The chance to acquire both a coupe and a roadster variant in a single auction represents an opportunity of a lifetime. Witnessing one CLK GTR is already extraordinary; having both variants available simultaneously is something to behold. Each stands as one of the finest and best-engineered racing sports cars ever produced, positioning Mercedes-Benz at the top of the track-inspired supercar league, competing in the realms of their legendary rivals, the McLaren F1 and Porsche GT1.

2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster

The 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster is a pinnacle of automotive achievement. The third of only six ever made, it houses a 6.9-liter V12 engine; pushing 604 horsepower, this roadster accelerates from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds, reaching over 200 mph. Its estimated value reflects not only its performance but also its exclusivity and the emblematic Mercedes-Benz and AMG engineering. The appearance of any CLK GTR Roadster on the market is momentous, and this example is even more so, given its well-documented history and an actual mileage of 170 kilometers at the time of cataloguing. For supercar completists, marque connoisseurs, or racecar aficionados seeking a singular automotive representation of Mercedes-Benz’s sports car racing mastery nearly 100 years after its initial triumphs, there is no better roadgoing model than the CLK GTR Roadster (Estimate: $10,500,000 – $13,000,000).

1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe

Equally impressive, the 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Coupe, not only a breathtaking example of racing mastery and engineering excellence, but also a true Silver Arrow for the street, is one of the most sought-after homologation specials from Mercedes-Benz and AMG. This vehicle is the seventh of just 20 examples meticulously crafted by AMG’s Special Vehicle Construction Office and HWA AG to homologate their championship-winning FIA GT1 racecar. This stunning CLK GTR now shows fewer than 7,015 km (4,358 miles) at the time of cataloguing. As one of the finest and best-engineered racing sports cars ever produced, this Mercedes-Benz stands as the brand’s own track-derived response to rivals like the McLaren F1 and Porsche GT1 (Estimate: $8,000,000 – $9,000,000).

“At RM Sotheby’s, we strive to continually innovate our space, daring to dream big and create both unique opportunities and experiences that we know will resonate with our clients. With the inclusion of the iconic CLK GTRs, Lewis Hamilton’s first winning F1 car with Mercedes-AMG Petronas, and an exquisite array of other vehicles, we’re bringing an ensemble to the Wynn Las Vegas that perfectly encapsulates our ambition. Set against the backdrop of the one of the most anticipated events of the year, the Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, and hosted by James Corden in the Wynn’s Awakening Theater, this auction isn’t just a sale; it’s poised to be an unforgettable event. In the heart of Las Vegas, we’re confident that such a diverse and exotic collection of cars will be unmatched in its excitement.” – Bryon Madsen, President, RM Sotheby’s. 

Other Highlights

The 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta, with only 2,072 miles, is a prime example of Ferrari’s flagship hypercar. Finished in Nero Daytona with Nero leather and Rosso accents, it is perfect for collectors and enthusiasts alike, ready for both exclusive events and thrilling drives (Estimate: $5,300,000 – $5,800,000). Joining the Aperta, a 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari is another top-tier offering (Estimate: $3,900,000 – $4,400,000).

1996 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport, this ultra-high-performance iteration of the EB110 is known for its advanced carbon fiber body, a quad-turbocharged V-12 engine, and its status as one of the fastest and most technologically sophisticated supercars of its era (Estimate: $2,500,000 – $3,250,000).

The 2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package, one of only 64 and showing only 143 miles, is the most exclusive LFA, presented in Orange over black Alcantara and loaded with accessories. Offered without reserve (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,400,000).

The 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4, the 66th built and the 20th for the US, comes with minimal mileage and epitomizes modern supercar elegance and performance. Offered without reserve (Estimate: $1,800,000 – $2,200,000).

The 2015 Porsche 918 Weissach Spyder, a limited-edition example of one the fastest and most technologically advanced Porsches of all time with a recent $120,000 service. Offered without reserve (Estimate: $1,900,000 – $2,200,000).

Lastly, the 1988 Porsche 959 ‘Komfort, a Group B icon delivered new to Italy, is a collector’s dream in Graphite Metallic over dark gray leather. Offered without reserve (Estimate: $1,650,000 – $1,850,000).

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