For today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe CLK, Black is white, day is night, and on this, the busiest shopping day of the year, you’ll have to decide if the price is right.
I sincerely hope that those of you who celebrate the holiday enjoyed your Thanksgiving yesterday, and didn’t mind the short break in our regularly scheduled programming here on NPOCP.
As you might recall, on Wednesday we had a huge 1982 Chevy C60 Crew Cab for your perusal and entertainment. That hot tub time machine came with it’s own full-sized petri dish that you could inflate on the back, fill with your choice of fluids, and have a grad old time wherever you go. Also grand apparently was the asking price as it came away with a respectable 65% Nice Price win.
Today is Black Friday here in the U.S., the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. It’s sort of like the Purge only with credit cards instead of guns and knives and no moral at the end.
In honor of this iconic shopping day I’d like to present to you something you might actually wait in line to buy, a 2008 Mercedes Benz CLK 63 AMG Black, which, somewhat incongruously considering its name, is white.
This romper stomper edition of Mercedes’ compact coupe was offered from 2007 through 2009, offering a 507-bhp 6208-cc naturally-aspirated AMG-tweeked V8 and a SPEEDSHIFT seven-speed automatic transmission. This combination is good for four-second sprints to sixty, and the whole car is raucous enough to have once been called the “kin of Cain” by Jeremy Clarkson.
Everyone will know the car by its trail of dead, as well as by the flared bodywork, necessitated by its 75-mm wider front and 66-mm wider rear track. All that looks to be in as-new condition on this edition, as does the interior which is awash in carbon fiber elements and sport bucket seats each deeper than an ode by Keats.
One would hope that the mileage noted in the ad is a typo, as while I wouldn’t mind driving one of these 480,000 miles, I highly doubt that it would be in this nice of condition after having made that run. Also, the pic of the instrument cluster shows the true miles to be a more realistic 48,782. Also, Mercedes... AMG... Black folks... a car with sporting pretensions should emphasize the tach in the instrument cluster not the speedo. Jus’ sayin.’
The ad also lists every single option this car carries, right down to the lighted vanity mirrors and roof-mounted dog poo-flinging catapult. I was just seeing if you were paying attention with that last item. A couple of add-ons do include a clear bra, which just so happens to be my favorite kind of bra, and black-painted HRE wheels, if you’re into such things.
This is one of only about 370 cars ever to come to the U.S. making it unlikely that should you gift it to some lucky soul this season, they would respond with “thanks, but I already have one.” I hate those I already have one people.
You likely won’t hate this dealer-offered car, but let’s see how you feel about its price. We did one of these on Black Friday a few years ago and that one was nearly ninety grand.
This one comes in at a far lower $51,888, but also with several more years under its belt. What do you think about that price? Is that a lot of Black for your buck? Or, at that price, would you just keep shopping?
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