C43 with Supercharger (439bhp)

Discussion in 'Spotted on eBay!' started by A210AMG, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,475
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Location:
    England
  2. Shude

    Shude MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    13,915
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Car:
    CLK55 AMG
  3. LeighW

    LeighW Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    541
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2006
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Car:
    '06 Jaguar XJ, '00 Obsidian black CLK320 Avantgarde, '05 Mitsi Colt, '96 GMC Safari
  4. Shude

    Shude MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    13,915
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Car:
    CLK55 AMG
    Interesting that the asking price has halved since August :)
     
  5. OP
    OP
    A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,475
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Location:
    England
    Sorry remove the post if duplicated a few times.....
     
  6. stevesey

    stevesey Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,969
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol
    Car:
    Alfa 156 1.8TS
    Just the start price - he says the reserve is a few grand more.

    He also says he's had the car for 2 years, so presumably paid around £18K based on the Jan 2006 add in the first thread. Now facing the hard reality of selling a one off car at the start of a recession and with high fuel prices.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,475
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Location:
    England
    If he loses 10K in two years its not 'that' bad

    Consider buying a new car and see how much you lose.

    5K a year is actually ok :)
     
  8. mercboiuk

    mercboiuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,782
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Location:
    Norwich, Norfolk
    Car:
    1995 E320 Coupe
    This car was on PistonHeads a little while ago, and discussed on the forum.
    The owner is actually a member on here, too :rock:
    Lovely, rare car!

    Darren
     
  9. KLP 92

    KLP 92 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,671
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2003
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Mercedes S600, SL600, C250TD
    I've seen this car in the flesh earlier on this year. Some sort of serious running issues, was at a mate's tuning company i use on a dyno trying to isolate the problem. The car had gone to Birds who were clueless to what was wrong and then arrived at my mates place in Uxbridge for further diagnostics.

    Really clean example, was spoltess and fully specced.
     
  10. BlackC55

    BlackC55 Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

    Messages:
    18,727
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Location:
    Horndean, Portsmouth, Hampshire, Southsea
    Car:
    C43 AMG with a 55 engine and supercharger, E55 AMG, S500, etc
    I am tempted Nav.

    Good to see you back.:devil:
     
  11. recycled

    recycled Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,278
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    what a good example
     
  12. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,624
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Location:
    Toad Hall
    Car:
    CLS 500 / A 150
    No mention of the running issues ?
     
  13. robertc43

    robertc43 Active Member

    Messages:
    67
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Car:
    C43 - Supercharged
    As the owner, I hope I'm welcome to this thread...

    The car did have running issues but the problem is sorted and I've been up front about it. The problem was caused by the incorrect remap which I mention in the listing. It's true that Birds did have trouble finding the cause of the problem and I know they did refer to another company to sort it. It wasn't this year though as the work was completed in 2007. I've driven 5000 miles since.
     
  14. stevesey

    stevesey Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,969
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol
    Car:
    Alfa 156 1.8TS
    It is when you've never paid that much for a car (and normally keep them for 5+ years) - £500 a year is my norm.

    Steve the miser
     
  15. stevesey

    stevesey Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,969
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2007
    Location:
    Bristol
    Car:
    Alfa 156 1.8TS
    Of course you are welcome.

    Noted that you'd been up front about the engine work - I assume that's what was going on when Nav saw it. And if Nav says it's spotless and well spec'd that's about as good a reccomendation as you can get in my book.

    If I had that money to spend on a Sunday car I'd be out of the door now, but at the moment I'm doing about 25K a year, so the running costs would be a little on the high side.
     
  16. OP
    OP
    A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    8,475
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2007
    Location:
    England
    Welcome,

    Nice car and buy the sounds of it someone will get a nice car.

    Thing is as mentioned in the thread, why if you as you say drive like miss daisy did you not only go for a C43 (as that's quick for most people) you chose a C43 with a supercharger / remap / other mods.....

    Good luck with the sale
     
  17. talbir

    talbir Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,692
    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2008
    Location:
    Nr Heathrow
    I love it ! A good base car made even better with nice modifications performed by a reputable firm.

    Car looks lovely and must be mighty quick !


    Good luck with the sale.

    cheers
    talbir
     
  18. chrispy

    chrispy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    239
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2006
    Location:
    Abergavenny
    Car:
    97 W202
    If I had the cash i'd have it in a heartbeat.
     
  19. KLP 92

    KLP 92 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,671
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2003
    Location:
    London
    Car:
    Mercedes S600, SL600, C250TD
    Damn, time flies when you're having fun!

    Well the chaps that did rectify it in the end are the very best in the business, all my cars go there for tuning, rolling road and performance upgrades.

    I nearly purchased the vehicle when it was up for sale a few years back, just a bit over the budget at the time.
     
  20. robertc43

    robertc43 Active Member

    Messages:
    67
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2008
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Car:
    C43 - Supercharged
    Thanks to all for the welcome messages.

    I was actually looking for an Alpina B10 V8S when I found this - so as you can tell, I have a passion for unusual machines. Like anyone interested in cars, I enjoy going quick sometimes, but I've just become even more sensible than I was when I bought the car.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.