Starting to look like value at £7500 ? C43 Supercharge

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Model:............C43
Year:..............1998
Mileage:.........35,987 (but will increase as I still use the car)
Tax expires:....March 2012
MOT expires:..December 2012

An enthusiast owned C43 which has some interesting modifications. The supercharger was fitted by Birds and increases the power from 306bhp to 433bhp. Including the wheels, this work cost £15,000.

The car also has a professional Alpine hi-fi installation. This is the only work without receipts but cost an estimated £10,000. If that sounds a lot, bear in mind that the amp alone was £3,000, and the install is extremely tidy - check the alcantara lined boot.

All the major W202 issues are in hand – the body is free of rust, the gearbox has been rebuilt and the expensive brakes were replaced 1500 miles ago.

Modifications

Spirit supercharger (439ps / 433bhp)
Carlsson 1/6 alloy wheels
Clifford Cat 1 Alarm
Tracker
Alpine hi-fi installation

Factory Specification

The car has the below factory fitted features:

220 Parktronic
221 Left front seat, electrically adjustable (orthopaedic)
222 Right front seat, electrically adjustable (orthopaedic)
240 Outside temperature indicator
249 Automatically dipping inside rear view mirror
345 Rain sensor for windshield wipers
414 Electric tilting/sliding glass sunroof
441 Adjustable steering column
472 Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
500 Folding wing mirrors
540 Electric roller blind for rear window
543 Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors
551 Anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system
581 Automatic air conditioning
584 Electric windows all round
600 Headlamp wiper/washer
617 Xenon headlamps
772 AMG styling package – front spoiler, side skirt
873 Front heated seats
875 Heated screen wash system
882 Interior safeguard/towing protection
956 Equipment sport package
580A Leather, condor

Paint: 744 Brilliant silver metallic

Serviced at

Miles....Date.........Garage................................................Service type

1503
.....03/11/99....MB Charles Sidney Doncaster................A
2952.....
04/11/00....MB Charles Sidney Doncaster................B
3837
.....20/09/01....MB Charles Sidney Doncaster................B
709
0.....28/06/04....Birds UK Ltd......................................__A
1380....
.13/01/05....Keylink (Mercedes Specialist)..............._A
22072...
27/06/05....Keylink (Mercedes Specialist).................B
22971...
23/01/06....Keylink (Mercedes Specialist).................B
24986...18/04/07....Birds UK Ltd..........................................B
28537...06/06/08....Birds UK Ltd..........................................B
34406...09/06/10....Boston Spa Garage................................B
TBC......04/05/11...Elite Independent (Mercedes Specialist).._A


Nb. the car covered few miles from 01-04 as it spent much of this time stored with Birds.

Other significant work

Date..........Work undertaken

11/10/99.....Spirit Supercharger conversion by Birds
Unknown....Professional Alpine audio install
05/10/07.....Partial engine rebuild by Birds (due to damage from incorrect ECU remap)
22/01/10.....Gearbox rebuilt (due to water contamination)
06/06/10.....Discs and pads replaced front and back. Air flow sensor replaced.
13/09/10.....Front bumper repainted due to stone chips + other cosmetic work
14/09/10.....New tyres front and back (4 x Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta)

Condition

The bodywork is in very good condition with no dents. The wheels are unmarked.

The interior is also in great shape and reflects the mileage of the car. Everything works with the exception of the parktronic system. Star advises that 2 front sensors are faulty so this will be looked at as part of the 4th May service.

Otherwise, the car wants for nothing.

Running costs

Cheap road tax at £205/year.

Insurance costs me £675/year with the modifications detailed.

Other items

2 Clifford alarm fobs, and all 3 Mercedes keys. All hi-fi remote controls and manuals included.

I have looked after the car with Autoglym products. The car was machine polished with Autoglym Super Resin polish and sealed with Jetseal 109 on 16th April by a professional detailer (Further Reflections Vehicle Detailing).

I have maintained the car regardless of expense - I’ve spent more than £18k over the last 4 and a half years. The car has always been warmed up properly and driven with care.

Located near Roundhay Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Inspections welcome.

Please only serious enquiries and no scams or canvassers.

PM me or call on 07799 031855.

£11,000



















 
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sorry mate, the car looks great, but all that money you spent wasn't actually an investment, it was just money spent and you're not going to get much of it back, especially the tuning/hi-fi dosh. That model just isn't desirable except for those on a budget... those with 11 grand will probably be more interested in an W211 E55AMG...good luck anyway
 

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It's not £11k , it's £7.5k ...

The OP isn't the seller , he's just copied someones ad.
 

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That is one tasty ride more so at that price.
 

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as it has been fettled so much makes you wonder if it would bring big bills and only a few garages would touch it. Granted i'm sure it goes like stink and sounds wonderful.
 

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Need some advice, one of the pictures above shows the air filter box I am trying to establish which model mb this is from as I am wanting to replace the air filter

Any ideas?

( will check with birds tomorrow )

Thanks.
 
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gazz

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Looks like a C240 M112 V6 air filter box to me
 

andy27168

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Possibly a CLK 430 airbox, the filter in the box should have a pt. no. written on it which should be able to be cross referenced easily possibly online.
Take the filter out and put up the numbers on it I'm sure someone will be able assist, you could consider fitting a BMC or K&N.
 

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Looks like a standard 4cyl air filter box. If you take the old one out, Euro or MB dealer will be able to match.
 

The _Don

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Had a reply from Kevin bird the filter is a K&N 33-2703, have ordered a K&N filter cleaning kit.

Thanks for your help guys.
 
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