Stunning Condition - High Spec. - Amazing Performance.
Rare Mercedes-Benz (W208) CLK430 V8 Tip-Auto Elegance Coupe
Just 51K Miles - FSH - Two Previous Owners (One Lady for 15 Years)
Pristine 359 Tanzanite Blue - Unmarked Grey Leather Interior
Cheap Road Tax - Breathtaking Performance - A Real Q-Car
Date of Registration: 14th November 2000
MOT Expiry: November 2018 (No Advisories)
Mileage: 51,000 Miles
Service History: Stamped up Service Book (Mostly MB Main Dealers/Specialists)+ File of Invoices /MOT Certificates etc
Last Service: 44,000 Miles (7500 remaining on ASSYST Service Indicator)
Keys: Two Remote Smart Keys.
Previous Keepers on V5: 2 (1 Lady owner 15 years)
HPI Status: 100% Clear (report included)
Road Tax Cost: £245/Year
Front Fog Lamps
High Pressure Headlamp Washers
Command with SAT NAV (Up-to-date Nav disc included)
MB 6CD Changer in Boot
PDC Front & Rear (Factory parking sensors; both visual & audible)
Full Orion Grey Leather Interior
Electric Memory Driver & Passenger Seats
Electric Folding Front Seats (easy access to rear seats)
Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Door Exit Lights
Auto Dipping Rear View Mirror
Auto Dipping Driver's Door Mirror
ESP Stability/Traction Control
ABS with EBD
Dual Zone Digital Climate Control with Aircon
Electric Tilt/Slide Glass Sunroof (Moon Roof)
Electric Rear Blind
MB Walnut/Leather Steering Wheel
Multifunction Steering Wheel
Trip Computer & Info Display
Cruise Control with Speed Limiter
Remote Central Locking
Remote Boot Opening
Electrically Adjustable Steering Column (works with Memory)
Parameter Power Steering (Speed Sensitive)
Electric Boot Release
Front & Rear Armrest
Cup Holder in Centre Console
Factory Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
Newly Refurbished MB 17" Alloy Wheels with Near New Hankook Tyres
Load Through Feature (folding rear seats)
Genuine MB Overmats
MB Fire Extinguisher
Originally supplied by Mercedes-Benz of Chichester, this is a simply stunning vehicle, and is also the much rarer CLK430 V8 Coupe; most were Convertibles. Costing almost £60K, the car was supplied to its first owner, a rather wealthy lady who kept it for almost sixteen years, having it serviced when required. She only covering a mere 16,000 miles in her fifteen year tenure, which makes you wonder why she even bought a car like this, especially given its very high cost price!. She then sold the car in 2015 to a gentleman who proceeded to cover almost 35,000 in the two years he owned it, having it serviced again on the dot, and attending properly to any issues that arose in that time. Anyone who knows these cars will tell you that these cars just love to be driven, and this use will have certainly done the car the world of good, and would have blown away any “cobwebs” and shaken down any issues associated with very low mileage cars
This also has to be the ultimate "Q-car" too. From the outside, it just looks like a regular W208 CLK to those not really in the know, but the underpinnings of the CLK430 borrow many of the features of the CLK55 AMG, to handle the massive and seemlingly endless power that the glorious M113 V8, which can haul this car to illegal speeds very, very quickly indeed!. The great thing here though, is being registered pre March 2001, it falls into the flat rate tax band, so a years road tax is only £245. Also, don't think that it guzzles fuel like Oliver Reed used to knock back Scotch; that's a myth too, and if driven sensibly, it will return very respectable fuel consumption, with thirties on a run, and high twenties around town….our family A-Class (A170 Petrol) only manages that around town, but is nowhere near as entertaining to drive.
As with other Mercedes of this era (W202/W210/R170 etc), bodywork can be an area of concern, however this CLK430 is totally exceptional, with none of the associated ills often found on the W208, in fact it still has the look of a much younger vehicle. I usually find if they've survived to this age without corrosion taking hold, they're usually one of the cars that seem not to have been affected; I've had a few W202 C-Classes recently, all going on twenty years old, that had no corrosion whatsoever.
So there you have it, a very well specified, extremely well looked after Mercedes CLK Coupe in truly immaculate condition, but with the added dimension of having a stonkingly good V8 engine. I think every true petrol head should at some point in their motoring career, own at least one car with a V8 engine; the experience is just something else, and no modern three or four cylinder engine, regardless of how many turbo chargers, and superchargers you bolt to them, will ever recreate that massive, raw gut wrenching, low down torque that a good V8 produces….and there's the sound too!. Sadly the opportunity of owning a V8 engined car is becoming ever more difficult to achieve, as the radical environmentalists get their way, and kill off prospects of any future cars being fitted with such epic engines, further compounded by the fickle government continuing to increases taxes on car registered after the March 2001 “watershed”. As such, this has got to be the cheapest, and some would say the last chance, to stick up two fingers at the establishment, and experience that pure V8 muscle, and at a very reasonable cost too. No one does V8's quite as well as Mercedes (in my opinion, anyway!), and one drive of this car will have any true petrol head totally smitten.
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Unlike some, I don’t just simply go out, buy any old car, give it a good clean, then advertise it for more than the purchase price, disregarding any issues the car may have in the hope the new buyer won’t notice…I just couldn’t do that. The cars I source are carefully selected and I work very hard so that when my cars leave me, I have the satisfaction of knowing they are as good as they possibly can be within the constraints I have. As such I have many repeat customers and new customers that have been recommended via word of mouth…the ultimate accolade for anyone in business.
Any other questions, please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or on 07976 280738. I'm a firstly and foremostly a true Mercedes enthusiast of many, many years, and a Mercedes Club Member, so it's a pleasure to meet and speak to like-minded people.
Finally, I'm situated in Keighley, West Yorkshire (Postal Code Area BD21) which is approximately 11 miles from Skipton, and 20 miles West of Leeds.
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