On the hunt for 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR #0006

In May 2006, the Porsche Owners Club held an event at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA.  While I’m sure the Porsches were fun, there were two cars in the corner of one garage that caught my eye.  One was a Pagani Zonda and another was a 1997 Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR.

What does it take to compete with a Zonda?  I knew the CLK-GTR it was special at the time (V-12 engine!) and took the photos below, but didn’t quite realize how rare it was.  Apparently it is only one of seven made and one of four made for the 1997 racing season.  Aside from that, it is apparently the only one in private hands.

Race history for chassis 0006 can be found here.

The car looks like it was a no sale at the Pebble Beach Gooding auction in 2005 with an estimate of $1.2m-$1.5m.  Link here with a little more info.

It may have run up the hill at Goodwood in 2012 and 2014 in 1998 livery as described in this post.

Without looking to intrude on the current owner, does anyone know where the car lives today?

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