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1999 Mercedes-Benz (W208) CLK320 Elegance Tip-Auto (5)

Vehicle Sale Price: £SOLD


Stunning 189 Black Opal - Pristine 211A Anthracite Leather Interior


Just 47K Miles - FMBSH - One Previous Owner - A Beautiful & Rare Example


High Factory Specification - Very Rare Electric Glass Sunroof - Full MB History


THE CAR

  • Date of Registration: 7th November 2000 (Registered New in Jersey: 01/10/1999)
  • VRM: J999 JNJ (Included in Sale)
  • MOT Expiry: 5th March 2022 (No Advisories)
  • Mileage: 47,828 Miles
  • Previous Keepers on V5:1
  • HPI Status: 100% Clear
  • Road Tax Cost: £270 pa (Six Months: £148.60)
  • All Original Keys: Two remote "Smart Keys" + 1 Emergency (Wallet) Key
  • Service History: Full & Complete MB/MB Specialist Inc Large File of Invoices & Supporting Paperwork.
  • Last Service: Major Service; 10/03/2021 at 47,827 miles as follows:

  • Engine Oil Flush/Filter/Change
  • Air Filter Replaced
  • All 12 Spark Plugs Replaced 
  • Coolant Changed
  • Auto Transmission Fluid & Filter Changed
  • Cabin Filter Change
  • Brake Fluid Checked - OK
  • AC System Serviced - Vacuumed, Leak Tested & Re-gassed 

In addition to service, the follow items were attended to and/or replaced:

  • Heater Blower Resistor Replaced
  • Dash Display Ribbons Replaced - To Address Common Problem of Fading Pixels
  • Brake Pedal Switch Replaced -A Common Issue 
  • Water Pump Replaced (play in old pump)
  • Harmonic (Crankshaft) Pulley Replaced  - A known issue for rubber insert perishing
  • 4 x New Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Tyres Fitted - Existing Tyres were over 10 Years Old


FEATURES

  • Rare Electric Tilt/Slide Glass Sunroof (option cost £1067.75!)
  • Multiple Airbags
  • Anthracite Leather Interior
  • Centre "pop-up" Cup Holder (Very Handy!)
  • Multi-Contour (Orthopedic) Driver & Passenger Seats
  • Electric/Memory Adjusting Driver & Semi Electric Passenger Seat
  • Adjustable Steering Column
  • ABS/ESP/BAS
  • Electric/Heated Mirrors
  • Auto Dipping Rear View Mirrors
  • Cruise Control/Speed Limiter
  • Air Conditioning 
  • Outside Temperature Gauge
  • PDC Front & Rear (Parking Sensors)
  • Front Armrest
  • Rear Armrest
  • Electric Windows
  • Load-Through Facility with 60/40 Folding Rear Seats
  • Remote Central Locking
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
  • Alarm/Immobilisor
  • Power Steering
  • Load Adjustable Headlamps
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Rain Sensing Wipers 
  • Illuminating Vanity Mirrors in Sunvisors
  • Door Exit Lights
  • MB Audio 10 CD/Tuner
  • Tinted Glass with Gradient Band Windscreen
  • Mercedes Alloy Wheels with Polished Outer Lip with 4 x Brand New Uniroyal Rainsport 3 Tyres (not shown in photos)


SUMMARY

Bought new from Jackson’s Mercedes, St.Helier for not so insignificant sum £34,000, however taking into consideration that VAT isn’t charged on the Channel Islands, this essentially saved the owner a considerable amount of money; if it had been bought on the mainland, the cost would have been nearer a whacking £40,000! 

It remained on Jersey until November 2000, until it came over to the mainland with its only owner. It spent the next nineteen years in his possession, and was always garaged when not in use, and was correctly maintained by Mercedes-Benz of Brighton, and latterly a respected Mercedes Specialist (IN-Autos).

Finished in the unusual and high attractive 189 Black Opal, a colour best described as a metallic black with a wonderful green pearl hue, which is especially highlighted by sunlight. This is also a very well specified example and comes with several expensive and desirable options including Electric Tilt/Slide Glass Sunroof, Leather Interior, Air Conditioning, Tempomat (Cruise Control/Speed Limiter) Electric Seats (drivers memory also), Orthopaedic Seats   and PDC (Parking Sensors) Front & Rear.

The bodywork & paintwork are in truly pristine condition with no dents, scuffs or scrapes usually associated with a 20 year old car. It’s also worth noting the car has none of the usual corrosion associated with Mercedes this era, and even the headlight lenses are as new with none of the common clouding or fading. The original diamond cut alloys are also in pristine condition and are shod with excellent matching Michelin Tyres , while the spare remains unused

The interior is particularly impressive and is in almost as new condition and is completely unmarked with zero wear. Two sets of genuine Mercedes mats are also in place (both carpet & rubber) and the walnut wood trim is excellent throughout. The interior still even retains the “new” smell and look. Needless to say, everything, including the air-conditioning works exactly as intended.

The day I bought this car, I drove it 335 miles on a “detoured” trip home, and I can report it drives utterly faultlessly with absolutely no rattles or unwanted noises. The M112 V6 engine, which is now widely regarded as one of the best engines Mercedes have made, is both ultra smooth and impressively powerful, and is a perfectly suited to the chassis dynamics of the W208 CLK, and unlike the workmanlike 4-cylinder variants, the V6 really does give every drive a real sense of occasion.

The car comes complete with its original owner’s manual/booklet, service book with full comprehensive service history, all three keys & all invoices documenting all service and repair work carried out. The original purchase invoice is also contained within the extensive history file.

So, in summary this is a simply beautiful example of a W208 CLK having had just one owner, and covered just 47k miles, with a full service history, with the added bonus of being finished in a very attractive and rare colour (most tend to be silver)  As such, especially with W208 CLK’s becoming  increasing sought after, particularly the six and eight cylinder variants, this exceptional CLK320 would be absolutely ideal as a weekend or show car. Equally it could also be used for comfortable & reliable everyday motoring, although, I think it would be somewhat of a shame to subject such a wonderfully preserved example to bad weather.


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Vehicle Image Gallery

Exterior

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Underside (sump shield removed in photos)

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Interior

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Engine Bay

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Luggage Compartment

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Wheels

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FACTORY DATA (BUILD) CARD

General Data

  • FIN WDB2083652F114920
  • Model CLK 320
  • Engine 112940 30 552394
  • Transmission 722618 01 610264
  • Order Number 0 9 537 96175
  • Order Location GREAT BRITAIN
  • Interior LEATHER ANTHRACITE (211A)
  • Paint 1 GREEN BLACK METALLIC (189U)
  • Delivery Date 1999-08-25
  • Approx. Build Date 1999-08


Code Description

  • 200A LEATHER
  • 220 PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)
  • 275 MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STRG. COL., MIRROR)
  • 309 CUP HOLDER
  • 345 RAIN SENSOR
  • 404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
  • 405 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT RIGHT
  • 414 ELECTRIC TILT/SLIDE SUNROOF IN GLASS VERSION
  • 423 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • 441 STEERING COLUMN, ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
  • 461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
  • 551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
  • 580 AIR CONDITIONER
  • 600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
  • 613 HEADLAMP LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
  • 659 LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS, 5-HOLE
  • 668 PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES WITH TIE-DOWN HOOK
  • 673 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY
  • 800 CHANGE OF MODEL YEAR, THE LAST FIGURE SHOWING THE NEW MODEL YEAR
  • 833 ADDITIONAL PARTS FOR GREAT BRITAIN VEHICLE VERSION
  • 875 HEATED SCREEN WASH SYSTEM
  • 882 PASSENGER COMPARTMENT PROTECTION (INFRARED)
  • 910 DYNAMO WITH HIGHER CAPACITY (FFO)
  • 955 EQUIPMENT PACKAGE ELEGANCE
  • 984 COC DOC., DELETION OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOC.

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