Friday, July 26, 2019

Fast Machine: 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

This next car comes from tipper Jeff who writes: One can only imagine the stratospheric bill that would come with this car *IF* something major ever went wrong, but man, a 600+ hp German twin-turbo V12 sure has a nice ring to it and this one looks absolutely stunning.  Find this 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG offered for $22,900 in Miami, FL via craigslist.

From the seller:
VIN: WDBPJ79J05A045357

- CLEAN CARFAX. No accidents. 
- 6.0L Bi-Turbo V12 Engine
- Incredibly Rare. 1 of 142 produced in 2005. 

- Black on Black Color Combo
- Full Service History Since New!
- Stage 01 JSB AutoWorks Performance Package
- Full Service History 
- Options from Factory: Keyless-Go and Parktronic (Front and Rear Parking Sensors). 
- 5-Speed Automatic Transmission
- Xenon Headlamps
- Heated and Cooled Seats
- Electronic Trunk Closure
- Wood Interior Trim Package
- Navigation and Satellite Radio

Runs and Drives Great. These Cars are the Perfect Blend of Performance and Luxury!

This special car is in excellent condition! The exterior paint has a great finish with no significant flaws. The only imperfections are pictured on the last photo. The interior is in great shape with tight upholstery, clean carpets with no visible wear areas. This vehicle has a spotless body + undercarriage. 

JSB AutoWorks has completed our Comprehensive Pre-Purchase Inspection and Work Order verifying this rare AMG mechanical integrity.

This vehicle had an extensive service done. Highlights Includes: New Thermostat Valve, Front and Rear Brake Pads, ABC Pump, Serviced Suspension Filters & Fluids, (12) Ignition Coils, (24) Spark Plugs, Control Arms, Service A, K&N Engine Air Filter, ACC Pulley & Belts and more!

This vehicle also received our proprietary ECU tune for increased, power, performance and throttle response across the entire powerband. This car should have around 670HP and 840 LB-FT of torque. 

Complete Car with one key, Books, Manuals and Floor Mats. 

Clean CarFax Vehicle History Report with No Accidents + No Issues. Non-Smoker, Adult Owned. 

See a better way to drive something black?


  1. This sounds crazy but the price actually seems too high. I feel like I see these for less in Commiefornia
    I have driven the cl55 - great engine noise, great touring car.

    1. You could be right on price. NADA is showing Avg. Retail to be $20k and $24,800 for High Retail, but that's for my ZIP code. A carbon fiber interior kit, to get rid of the ol' wood-ish finish, would go a long way in giving it an updated appearance. In any case, diggin' it!

  2. I remember first seeing one of these at the Geneva car show in 2003, I was really in awe. I still kind of am.

  3. Was watching Legit Street Cars on youtube and they were saying this motor is 'pretty' simple and robust. Also Mercedes said they would no longer be producing the V12.

  4. I've driven a C55 AMG - on a short autocross course, no less - but not this particular model. It was like a roller coaster in two dimensions. AMG can wring some pretty insane performance levels out of those cars.


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