Because all homogolation specials should be available without a roof

A collection of photos of the 1/18 scale CLK GTR Roadster from GT Spirit

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The only way Mercedes-Benz could have made the CLK-GTR more insane was to cut the roof off it, so they did. Six CLK-GTR Roadsters in total were made; the first of which being a prototype built out of a spare race car. One headed to Brunei and another one become a very notorious and expensive lemon in the US. Thankfully mine only cost me under $100 and wasn't too hard to find.

This is a 1/18 scale resin model of the topless V12-powered beast. Yes, it is an entirely closed model, meaning you can't remove that giant rear hatch to see the engine or play with the butterfly doors. What you do get, of course, is an incredible paint job, tight seams, headlamps as smooth as glass, and a tiny tow hook up front. Surprisingly, the model Roadster version of the car is relatively easily available, with second-hand deals on eBay popping up all the time. The iconic closed roof car is a different story.

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Comments (11)

  • Great photos. How is GT Spirit quality wise? I was thinking about getting this RWB 993 by GT Spirit.

      1 month ago
    • Fantastic, seriously. I've never had a GT Spirit that I didn't like.

        1 month ago
    • Great to hear. Would this be a better purchase than a $70 (plus shipping and tax) sealed body Porsche 911 Carrera 2.1 Turbo RSR? The total price is around $85.

        1 month ago
  • Great photography!

    Both convertible and coupe versions, GT Spirit executed very well!

    (Sadly, still haven't find a proper (coupe) version in 1/43 scale...)

      1 month ago
  • This looks excellent. I gotta say GT Spirit is right on the money for a good sealed model with excellent details. Awesome photos btw.

      1 month ago
  • GREAT photos!! Always loved this car. One of my favorites from that era. So fun to watch in the DTM.

      1 month ago
  • This thing is absolutely bonkers. One of it's "quirkiness" is the rearview mirrors are placed in a different location depending on which side of the car is on. The driver's side mirror is on the front bodywork while the passenger side is on the door.

      1 month ago

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