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Price: (81 bids)     $10,000
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Make: Mercedes-benz
Model: C43
Condition: Used
Location: 92626, Costa Mesa, California

Seller's Notes:

In 1997, Mercedes-Benz commissioned AMG to produce two special versions of their new C43 V8 cars for use as pace cars in the CART-FedEx Indycar championship series. The two cars were specially prepared, then shipped to PPG (Pittsburg Paint & Glass, CART sponsor for the pace cars) where they were stripped, their drive-train removed, then painted in opposite color schemes of a metallic orange and purple with hand painted lettering and detailing and semi-matte engine compartment. This cost MBNA a small fortune, as reported by their public relation point man in Indycar racing, Steve Potter. Once the program was completed at the end of 1999, and as Mercedes pulled out of CART racing altogether due to a lack of performance of their racing engines, the two cars were returned to MBNA. Orders were given to destroy the two cars as they had been partially disassembled for paintwork, and MBNA did not want to assume any liability. One was dismantled and junked. The other was sent to Brumos Porsche in Florida, where it was on display in the company's museum until 2005, when it was transferred to the current owner. Seller is open to offers. This car is offered on a Bill of Sale from Brumos Motorcars and while it conforms to every emission and safety standard in all 50 states, does not have a valid VIN number, so is considered as an off-road vehicle (track use only). It is the responsibility of the buyer to arrange for registration if so desired....

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Location: 92626, Costa Mesa, California