This 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Sport Cabriolet was sold new to the first owner via Mercedes-Benz of Tacoma for $62,335 in November 2000 and remained under original ownership until 2021 when it was acquired by the current owner. The car is finished in Firemist Red Metallic (548) over Anthracite (211) leather. Power is provided by a 4.3-liter M113 V8 paired with a five-speed automatic transmission and a fresh oil and filter change was performed in preparation for the sale. The Sport package includes AMG styling with sculpted bumpers, side skirts, exhaust tip, and 17” AMG wheels. Features include a black power-retractable convertible top, xenon headlights, power-adjustable and heated multicontour front seats, integrated Timeport phone, automatic climate control, COMAND infotainment with navigation, and a CD changer. This A208 shows only 28k miles and is offered on behalf of the seller’s father in North Carolina with the original window sticker, manufacturer’s literature, two keys, a valet key, partial service records, a clean Carfax report, and a clean North Carolina title.
The car is finished in Firemist Red Metallic (548) and features xenon headlights with washers and a Black power-retractable convertible top with a heated glass rear window. The Sport package includes AMG styling with sculpted bumpers, side skirts, exhaust tip, and 17” AMG wheels. Close-up photos showing scratches, a small hood ding and clear coat thinning on the trunk are noted with specificity in the gallery. An imperfection in the softtop is also shown in the gallery below.
Factory staggered 17″ AMG Monoblock wheels measuring 17 x 7.5” up front and 17 x 8.5” in the rear are wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ tires measuring 225/45 and 245/40 respectively and show 2017 date codes. The wheels remain in excellent condition and retain their factory painted face and machined lip.
The cabin is upholstered in Anthracite (211) leather with color-coordinated trim throughout including a the upper dash and steering wheel. Black birdseye maple veneers accent the center console and door panels. Amenities include automatic climate control, TimePort telephone system, power-adjustable multicontour heated front seats with position memory, cruise control, and COMAND infotainment with navigation. The radio head unit has missing pixels and a seam split is showing on the passenger seat with close-up photos of both available in the gallery.
The leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel frames a 160-mph speedometer and 7k-rpm tachometer along with gauges for fuel level and coolant temperature. The digital odometer indicates 28,600 miles and all pixels displaying the time and outside temperature are in working order.
The 4.3-liter M113 V8 produced 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque when new. A fresh oil and filter change was performed in preparation for the sale. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed automatic transmission.
The May 2022 Carfax report shows no accidents or other damage and lists registration and service history in Washington and North Carolina along with 10 dealer service history visits.
A startup video is provided below.
When it comes to functional 4-seater convertibles, the choices have never been plentiful. Thankfully, the CLK has offered owners functionality without sacrificing style and the desire for a top down driving experience. The naturally aspirated M113 has proven itself as one of the most reliable engines and paired to the 722.6 transmission, can reach 200k+ miles with regular maintenance. With less than 30k miles on this example, potential buyers should get thousands of miles of enjoyment while still being able to pass the acquisition off as an investment to their significant other. Values have begun to rise for clean, low-mileage and well-preserved W208 Mercedes and this one is striking with its highly-desirable color combination. To top it off, this example is nicely optioned with the AMG styling package which drastically improves the aesthetics with a full AMG bodykit and Monoblock wheels. This is a special CLK and one that will always turn heads whether you’re headed to the links or next weekend’s cars & coffee.
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