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Read April 02, 2010, 02:37:37 AM #0

Mercedes Benz CLK DTM AMG Replica

Hi all, I noticed that there are currently no section dedicated to the CLK DTM replica on the forum, and I just wanted to open this thread for discussion Smiley

I have a couple of comments / questions that maybe some people can answer Smiley

1) I think the concept of fixing a car up to resemble a more expensive model is VERY interesting.  Rather than rebuilding the entire car (cosmetically) using fiberglass kits, this is simply a conversion of a regular CLK to the DTM AMG version! Smiley What do other people think?

2) I wonder about the legality of such a conversion, at least in the United States.  Are there any US Law savvy people on the forum who can help me out with this?  Would it be illegal to make OTHER similar conversions?  (such as sl 550 -> sl 65 amg w/ fake brakes, wheels, badges, etc.)

3) Of course there are always going to be performance enthusiasts who disagrees w/ the concept of upping a car's look but not its performance.  However, I think most of us here at extreme board can agree that we're all at least, in part, fascinated by cosmetic changes to cars.

Any thoughts? Smiley Thanks in advance guys!

Read April 02, 2010, 05:41:54 PM #1

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Hi Jason and welcome to our mad world. Hope the weather is so-cal is better thatn here in GB and the mo. lol
Anyway with regards to the law, there is nothing in the rule books in the US or here and all of europe that sais you cannot do this to the standard Merc is completely legal and is no more than that of a simple body kit with the exception of small spacers to widen the track.
The basic car is a CLK W209 series. The DTM AMG However is very exclusive with only about 100 coupes ever made and even less cabriolet's ever made. The standard CLK was produced between 2003 and 2009 and is available with 3.2ltr, 3.5 and 5ltr. With the exception of AMG models with a 5.4 and 6.2 ltr engines.

The standard Cars can be bought now for as little as 4-5k GBP and I think Extreme charge 15k which is turnkey (drive in, wait a couple of weeks then collect and drice out, done!!!)

A deffinate sleeper car and not too in ya face but enought to bother existing Merc and AMG owners. Nice Grin




Read April 03, 2010, 09:12:14 AM #2

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Isn't this only offered if you deliver the donor car yourself in UK only ?
Read April 03, 2010, 10:35:55 AM #3

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yes I think this a kit fit ONLY.. you can not buy it in kit form.

However I did see this car myself at Newark last year and it did look fantastic. :-)

Read April 05, 2010, 12:45:36 PM #4

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Personally I think it is fantastic. I have always been fond of the idea having a wide bodykit from a limited top model to a lesser model  (I used to own an Escort Cosworth replica and now own an RS4 replica).

When Extreme announced it I was more excited about this than any other Ferrari/Lambo replicas. However it is WAYYYYYY out of my budget as it stands, taking resale value into account. I would have gone for it if the conversion was less than £10k, which is never going to happen. The high cost is probably due to the wheels/tyres upping the conversion cost.

For me, the only chance of owning one ever is to watch the second hand market closely. Sad
Read April 28, 2010, 04:54:44 PM #5

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Price seems to have gone up to £20k :O
Read July 29, 2010, 04:55:26 AM #6


Something alike was discussed on the ask.com,i can give someone a link if anybody need it

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Read July 29, 2010, 08:51:36 AM #7

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post the like please. thanks and welcome on board Grin Grin
Read November 28, 2010, 03:40:22 PM #8

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It makes this beautiful vehicle look like the AMG Black Series.
Read February 03, 2011, 02:06:00 PM #9

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So Extreme's (ex-) show car was on eBay last week, but something doesn't seem quite right there. Anyone knows the story behind?

Original auction

Follow-up pseudo auction
Read February 03, 2011, 03:13:13 PM #10

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sounds to me by reading the add is that bidders were ringing extreme to question the spec on the car. Maybe an ex member of staff there slagged the car off forcing bidders to retract the car??? now they are trying to sell it again??? or someone bought it, and is now selling it and is now being told that when it was up previously people rang extreme to here crap regards the car??? just my 2p's worth. Nice car of 9k though. Undecided Undecided Undecided
Read February 03, 2011, 05:20:27 PM #11

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Has anyone else noticed that the DTM is now available as a kit for £2995 ?

Or am I just miles behind the times.

Read February 04, 2011, 10:14:36 AM #12

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Well there is obviously a story behind this & before I get any irate comments, nope I do not know the full story and I do not want this topic to turn into a "he said" "they said" war.

What I do know is what the owner stated on madmechanics before the topic was removed.

This is what I remember reading from the current owner:

The car was sold by extreme to someone (not the current owner), who was involved in a rear shunt accident with the car. The damage was supposedly relatively minor but that since extreme did not sell individual panels the only place the insurance company could get the rear bumper was from mercedes. The price was so high the insurance company were going to write the car off but only pay the owner 15k.

As stated in the ad the car was written off cat C & the current owner bought it damaged & repaired it himself.

During the time all this was going on, the dtm KIT was released by extreme & the price dropped.

Regardless of all the accusations of people sabbotaging ebay auctions or dropping prices on purpose etc, the current owner has stated it has been in an accident, so I suppose it is up to any future purchaser to get the car inspected & to thoroughly check it out.

From a personal point of view, I would question why the first owner that crashed the car was willing to accept 50% of its value if it was only minor damage. Anyone with enough money to shell out the price of a genuine 360 on the car would surely have enough to repair it themselves if it was relatively minor rather than loose all that money.

Im not saying dont buy it, since if you add up all the parts needed to build one it doesnt seem a bad deal for one that is all finished, just the whole insurance story behind it doesnt seem to add up to me.

My guess on the story would be that the original guy that paid 30k from extreme got a decent payout after the accident & the opportunity to buy the car back from the insurance. This represented better value to him than not claiming on the insurance and trying to repair it himself. The current owner then bought the car for insurance damaged value & repaired it himself hoping to sell on at a profit (nothing wrong with that b.t.w.)

I assume things started to go sour when extreme started selling kits & suddenly repairing this car didnt seem like such a good moneymaking deal anymore.

As I said before, doesnt change the spec of the car. Its a cat C write off which is described as 'An extensively damaged vehicle which the insurer has decided not to repair, but which could be repaired and returned to the road'

The price the car sold at doesnt particularly matter to extreme, it does however matter a lot to the current owner. The issue isnt that the car sale price devalues the kit, but the other way round. They are just hacked off that the price drop on the kit makes their car worth much less.

What the owner is saying is that extreme have purposely started selling kits just as they bought this car to do up, then purposely dropped the price of the kits just as it came up for sale to devalue thier car. Doesnt make sense to reduce the price of your kit just to supposedly annoy one owner.

As for all the other ebay accusations etc, I dont know anything about these, draw your own conclusions.

These are my take given the info above, as I said these are not hard facts, just me drawing my own conclusions from what the owner stated on madmecanics.

Carsnotpromises - Its a second hand car that was in an accident after extreme sold it, even if they did make a comment based on someone enquiring about its history, why would that be unproffesional? I would say it would be unproffesional if they said NOTHING about its history to someone trying to trace what has happened to it.

Vanquish status has been updated many times, they have the panels, but it just isnt a priority for them at the moment. I cirtainly wouldnt hold my breath for this anytime soon.
Read February 12, 2011, 01:32:10 PM #13

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If that was the case, it would have been CAT-D not CAT-C, won't it?
Read July 20, 2019, 05:49:11 AM #14

Re: Mercedes Benz CLK DTM AMG Replica

Hi guys, so is there any way to get this kit today? I just can't loose hope. Any reply would be greatly appreciated, I just want to know if it is still possible to buy this body kit or not  Undecided
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