1999 Mercedes CLK GTR goes for $1.1 million

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The 1999 Mercedes CLK GTR racecar was originally built so that the automaker could compete in a new race series. Among the rules: Automakers needed to build at least 25 production versions of the racing vehicles.

This one was the first of those production cars and I had the opportunity to spend some time with it.

For more on the sale at Pebble Beach, visit CNNMoney.

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour yoga teacher.

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