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Yash Desai is a full time luxury blogger and runs his own luxury blog over at The Rich Times

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Mercedes Benz CLK GTR for a Million Dollars
By: Yash Desai   |    February 15, 2012   |   0 Comments (0) (0)

The CLK GTR is a rare vehicle, of the only 25 that were ever built, these cars go up for sale only occasionally. We stumbled across a listing on eBay that has one of these beauties up for sale for a million dollars. This particular GTR has less then 1500 miles on the odometer and includes features that are unique to this model such as the  monocoque carbon fibre with integrated steel roll bars, leather steering wheel with airbag, passenger airbag, air-conditioning, audio system and adjustable pedals.

The CLK GTR was designed primarily as a race car, with the road cars necessary in order to meet homologation standards being secondary in the car's design. Thus the limited production road-going cars were considered racing cars for the road. The CLK GTR has an unusual history.

Wikipedia explains in detail -

To test the CLK GTR before the first chassis were built, Mercedes-AMG actually took an unusual measure. Through secrecy, Mercedes-AMG was able to purchase a disused McLaren F1 GTR, the defending BPR GT series champion, from Larbre Compétition. This purchase first allowed Mercedes-AMG to see the kind of lap times that their competitors could run, to serve as a measurement of the CLK GTRs abilities. However, more importantly, Mercedes-AMG set about modifying this F1 GTR by attaching bodywork that was meant to go on the CLK GTRs. This allowed Mercedes-AMG to be able to perfect the aerodynamics of the car before it had even been built.

Think you can afford to drive a car as unique as the CLK GTR ? Head on to eBay and put in your bid. The reserve, as we mentioned earlier, is for a million dollars.

This article was originally written on The Rich Times ; to view in its entirety with images & video, click here.
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