This 1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG is one of reportedly 1,125 US-examples built between 1998-2000 and currently shows 147k miles from new. This C43 was previously sold on The MB Market in 2021. Finished in Glacier White (143) over two-tone Black/Silver Leather (588), power is provided by a hand-built 4.3-liter V8 mated to a five-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Factory equipment includes Xenon headlamps with wiper/washers, heated power mirrors, a glass sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, heated multicontour front sport seats, automatic climate control, cruise control and an 8-speaker Bose audio system. A set of aftermarket Bilstien shocks have been fitted to the car along with H&R springs. Recent maintenance includes a new conductor plate, new air filters and an engine oil change. This C43 AMG is now offered by the current owner with the original tool kit, manufacturer’s literature and a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The exterior features AMG body styling including sculpted front and rear bumpers and side skirts and comes finished in Glacier White (143). Exterior equipment includes Xenon headlamps with wiper/washers, front fog lights, dual heated power door mirrors, a sliding glass sunroof, remote central locking and polished AMG exhaust tips. The seller reports that the front bumper was repainted under prior ownership with a damage report shown in 2019 and an accident in 2013. Damage is listed as minor with no airbags deployed in either incident.
The staggered 17” AMG Monoblock wheels come wrapped in a set of Continental ExtremeContact tires measuring 225/45 front and 245/40 rear with 2021 date codes. The wheels present in good condition with no signs of curb rash or damage. The seller reports that a set of Bilstien dampers were fitted to the car along with H&R springs.
Two-tone Black/Silver Leather (588) lines the interior with silver accents on the seats and door panels. Burl Walnut wood trim can be seen adorning the center console, dashboard and door panels. Both front seats are heated and offer multicontour adjustment. Interior amenities include automatic climate control, cruise control, an integrated car phone, 60/40 split-folding rear seats and an 8-speaker Bose audio system. The seller notes that the horn is not functional and a new clock spring is needed. While the blend door shuts harshly when the car is shut off, the climate control is said to function properly.
The leather-wrapped AMG performance steering wheel fronts AMG gauges with white dials including a 160-mph speedometer, a 7k-rpm tachometer and gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. Digital instrumentation consists of an outside temperature sensor, a digital clock, a trip meter and a digital odometer which shows 147k miles from new.
This W202 AMG is powered by a hand-built 4.3-liter M113 V8 which is factory rated for 302 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission. Recent maintenance performed by the seller includes a new transmission conductor plate, new intake and cabin air filters and an engine oil and oil filter change. Partial service history is included with the car.
The car was acquired by the seller in 2021 and shows 12 owners on the Carfax report with linear mileage updates from new. Included with the car is a passenger-side headlight, a set of F1-Fabrication adjustable links, a remote key and a factory brochure. This C43 is now offered for sale by the current owner in Raleigh, North Carolina with a clean North Carolina title in the seller’s name.
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There's a lot to love about a well-sorted w202 C43 AMG. Values and cost debates aside, any true enthusiast (especially those lucky enough to grab some wheel-time) will find it difficult to give negative feedback to these modern classics. The build quality truly made the C43 AMG feel and wear like a scaled down S Class while the chassis felt tight enough to convey ample track confidence. In short, AMG built the perfect car if a driver were to only choose one. From power and handling to refinement and class, the W202 C43 AMG does it all and this mid-merger example is one of reportedly only 1,125 examples for the U.S. market.
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