This 1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG is one of just 579 examples produced for the US market that year and one of just over 1,100 examples produced in total for the United States. This W202 AMG sedan was purchased by the seller in 2011 with 139k miles on the odometer and has undergone significant cosmetic and mechanical refurbishment under current ownership. The C43 has been finished in Silver Arrow Metallic (777) over a Graphite/Anthracite AMG Exclusive Leather (581) interior, and power comes from a swapped 5.4-liter AMG M113 V8 paired with a five-speed automatic transmission. Equipment includes heated and 10-way power-adjustable and heated sport seats, 17” AMG Monoblock wheels, H&R sport springs, xenon headlamps, a rain-sensing wiper, heated windscreen washer system, and a sunroof. Included records show complete documentation of the 5.4L engine swap with thorough rebuild details and notes regarding the donor engine, complete service history under current ownership, and a complete parts list purchased and installed by the seller. This C43 is now offered by the current owner with thorough documentation, three keys, manufacturer’s literature, an included Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title.
The exterior is finished in Silver Arrow Metallic (777) with the original color noted as Brilliant Silver Metallic. The body features a sculpted AMG body kit with more aggressive styling on the front spoiler, side skirts and rear apron. Additional features included xenon headlights with a headlamp wiper delete, fog lights, a rain-sensing wiper, and a power tilting and sliding sunroof. Detailed photos of the exterior can be seen in the gallery below. A small blemish in the paint is noted on the left portion of the decklid along with a small crack in the paint on the rear bumper.
Factory staggered 17” AMG Monoblock wheels are finished in silver with machined lips and show nicely with a blemish in the lip of the front right wheel near the valve stem. The wheels are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires measuring 225/45 up front and 245/40 out back with 2015 date codes up front and 2022 date codes in the rear. The car has been fitted with H&R springs to minimize wheel gap and body roll.
The interior is trimmed in Graphite/Anthracite AMG Exclusive Leather (581) with a matching steering wheel and door panels. Burl walnut trim accents the dashboard, doors, and center console. Amenities include power-adjustable and heated front seats, automatic climate control, auto-dimming mirrors, and a Bose stereo system. The seller notes the right front seat pneumatic system as having a leak. The original Becker head unit has been replaced with a Continental head unit featuring amber backlighting and bluetooth capabilities. The glass has been tinted with ceramic tint featuring UV blocking and heat reduction technology. The cabin is pre-wired for Passport Radar detectors and has been professionally lined with Dynamat for noise insulation.
White AMG instrument dials include a 160-mph speedometer and a 7k-rpm tachometer along with gauges for temperature and fuel level. Digital readouts display the time and outside temperature while the digital odometer shows just over 178k miles on the chassis. All pixels and backlighting function as intended and can be seen in the gallery.
The original AMG-tuned 4.3-liter M113 V8 has been replaced with a rebuilt 5.4L AMG M113 V8 from a 2001 E55 AMG (WDBJF74J71B293804) with 129k miles at the time of swap. This engine was factory rated for 354 horsepower and 391 lb-ft of torque. The engine was installed by the owner who is a certified Mercedes-Benz Master Technician in 2013, and complete documentation shows details regarding the engine rebuild, ported heads, install, and all related parts. In addition, documentation shows service history under the current owner's care through MB repair orders. The Carfax shows 38 service history records through its most recent entry in May 2016 after which the seller continued maintaining the car in a home garage and shop.
This C43 is now offered by the current owner with thorough documentation, three keys, manufacturer’s literature, an included Carfax report, and a clean Georgia title. Additional videos showing a walk around and driving video are included below.
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