1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster sold for £1,513,500 by Bonhams at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed delivered by Russells Transport
One of the many classic and prestige cars delivered to the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed this year by Russells Transport and destined for the Bonhams Classic Car Auction, was a 1998 Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, the first of only six CLK GTR Roadsters built and which, until the Ferrari FXX was released, had been had been the most expensive production car to date. This 1998 Mercedes Benz CLK GTR Roadster, the very first built, had just 8 km on the odometer and sold for £1,513,500. Many other classic and prestige cars were delivered to glorious Goodwood's 2015 Festival of Speed by Russells Transport - Russells Vehicle Management and Towing.
The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed annual Classic and Prestige event, held this year from the 25th to the 28th of June and as always on Lord March’s 1.86km driveway on the Goodwood estate nr Chichester, West Sussex. True to form this was another spectacular motorsport event featuring the finest of cars, both prestigious and classic, super cars and race cars alike competing on the Goodwood Circuit and in the legendary Hill Climb event, attended and watched by the crème de la crème of motorsport aficianados, both owners and fans alike with glorious weather to match it's namesake Glorious Goodwood. As usual there was an enormous and diverse collection of cars and motorbikes at the Festival of Speed which included Classic Race cars, Drift racers, F1 cars, Super cars, Le Mans machines, Mille Miglia winners and MotoGP bikes. Truly something for everyone.
Bonhams Auctioneers held their traditional Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale, Collector's Cars and Automobilia which attracted some top quality classic and prestige cars which included a 1998 Mercedes Benz CLK GTR transported to the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed by Russells Vehicle Management and Towing using Covered Car Transport. The 1998 Mercedes Benz CLK GTR sold for £1,513,500 which was the second highest sale price behind a classic 1935 Aston Martin ‘Ulster’ which sold for a mammoth £2,913,500.
" A legend in its own - relatively short - lifetime, the car offered here is the first example built of the fabulous Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster, an even more exclusive, limited edition, open-topped variant of the already super-exclusive CLK GTR Coupé with which Mercedes-Benz had re-entered international sports car racing in 1997. At the time of its introduction the CLK GTR Roadster was the world's most expensive 'production' car with a price tag of $1.5 million, a figure exceeded only recently by the Ferrari FXX."
Russells Transport delivered many more Classic and Prestige cars to the Goodwood 2015 Festival of Speed, using a variety of transporters ranging from single covered car transporters to multiple covered car transporters. If you need covered car transport for your unique and highly prized automobile then look no further than Russells Vehicle Management and Towing.
Russells Transport are highly experienced in the transport of classic and super cars throughout the world and classic and super car owners can be reassured that our highly trained drivers who are regularly driving high value cars on and off of our car transporters will take the greatest of care with their vehicles. With all of the vehicles we transport we provide immaculate care, but with high value cars, we put extra insurance cover into place and ensure the vehicles are kept from prying eyes at all times. We can winch the vehicles on and off if our customers prefer, to save wear on the cars' clutch and mechanical moving parts. We route the journey to be taken to undertake as few stops as possible and where stops are made we ensure secure parking is adopted at all times.
Our complete fleet of vehicles is fitted with minute by minute tracking devices which cover street level mapping at European levels. This is to give you, the customer, accurate time and place reports as and when required and also works as added security and peace of mind.
We can deliver throughout the UK and Europe, and can arrange for your classic and prestige car to be flown or shipped to many destinations throughout the world if required.
When booking your covered car transport with Russell’s our clients and customers can benefit from the following:
- Fully enclosed single and multiple covered car transporters.
- All vehicles fitted with winches for non-running vehicles.
- Low approach ramps for low ground clearance vehicles.
- High value goods in transit insurance up to £1,000,000 as standard which can be raised for higher value vehicles.
- Appraisal sheets and inspections carried out on every vehicle moved by Russell’s.
- Live vehicle tracking for both our staff and our customers to view the status and position of their vehicle(s) being transported.
- Fully trained and uniformed drivers.
- Storage facilities available for customer’s cars, both short term and long term.
Contact Russells Transport to find out more about Classic and Super Car transport.
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