You know what they say; when they don’t make what you want, go ahead and build it yourself. That’s exactly what this enthusiast did with his 2005 Mercedes CLK55 AMG Cabriolet. When the CLK Black Series was introduced from 2007-2009, this enthusiast clearly wanted one, but didn’t want to spring up the money on a whole new car. So he did what every other enthusiast would do, commission a builder to turn his ’05 CLK55 to a CLK63 Black Series equivalent… or close.
Taking his factory cabriolet, the entire body was converted to CLK63 Black Series specs, including a perfect fit on the widebody. We’re going to assume that they simply bought replacement panels straight from Mercedes to do the conversion, including AMG’s front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper. A set of 19-inch Black Series wheels were bolted on to complete the converted look.
Horsepower has apparently been bumped from 367-hp to 450-hp, a little shy of the CLK63 AMG’s 500-hp. We’re not quite sure where the additional horsepower came from, but there is a new exhaust on the car. Inside the car sports a clearly aftermarket interior, with a black and white diamond-stitched theme going on. The steering wheel is similar to the one found in an SL Black Series. For stereo, Hifonics amplifiers and a subwoofer can be seen in the trunk. Monitors were also installed in the headrests while two are seen in the trunk.
This rare CLK Black Series-converted Cabriolet is available for $96,000 including VAT or a tad over $80,700 excluding VAT. It current has 18,640 miles on it.