September 29, 2023


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The CLK Black Collection — AMG at its Purest?

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There are a few of us who eagerly await the launch of every new era of the most recent and best supercars, and there are a few of us who look extra to the previous for our thrills. SCD founder Adam is the latter, with a craving for vehicles which stir the soul with their character fairly than assault the senses with their outright velocity. Maybe as nice an attraction as that although, is the thrill and nostalgia of pursuing vehicles you yearned for however couldn’t afford in years passed by.

A type of vehicles for Adam was launched in 2007, three years earlier than the delivery of SCD, the Mercedes CLK AMG Black Collection, and with the assistance of JBR Capital, a surprising white instance has joined the SCD fleet after 16 years of craving!

Solely 120 right-hand-drive CLK Black Collection have been produced from a complete manufacturing run of 500 vehicles which have been solely out there in black, white, silver or pink. Given their rarity, we really feel they’re nonetheless massively undervalued particularly in comparison with its CLK DTM brother which has doubled in value over the previous couple of years.

It’s a kind of ‘if you realize, you realize’ form of vehicles we petrolheads love. Most individuals received’t bat an eyelid, however in the event you cross paths with one other automotive individual on the petrol station, you’d higher be prepared for a fairly prolonged chat after they ask, “Is {that a} Black Collection?!”.

It’s a good wager that even AMG’s present entry-level A45 S would lap a observe faster than the CLK Black Collection, and its automated gearbox takes a little bit of persistence, 500bhp was a really hefty quantity for its day which nonetheless provides a strong shove within the again, and there’s no substitute for the thunderous soundtrack from that legendary 6.2-litre naturally-aspirated V8.

Evo Journal mentioned that the CLK Black Collection is “some of the thrilling vehicles to ever put on a Mercedes badge, and is AMG at its purest”. We couldn’t agree extra, and we are able to solely see values going a technique because it positive aspects the popularity it deserves. In truth, residuals are already so sturdy that JBR structured an interest-only settlement to benefit from that, making such an iconic automotive a surprisingly inexpensive funding.

Look out for it at occasions and kind an orderly queue for a drive!

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