Starting to look like value at £7500 ? C43 Supercharge

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  1. ucr

    ucr Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Overview

    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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  2. WLeg

    WLeg Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Nearly....! I just need to shift the Z4.....
     
  3. Richard Elliot

    Richard Elliot Member

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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
     
  4. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

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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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  5. gchild

    gchild Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    That is one tasty ride more so at that price.
     
  6. abecketts

    abecketts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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.
     
  7. renault12ts

    renault12ts MB Club Veteran

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    Isn't it missing the black arch extensions?
     
  8. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

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    No one will notice that at Warp 9 :D
     
  9. The _Don

    The _Don Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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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  10. gazz

    gazz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Looks like a C240 M112 V6 air filter box to me
     
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  11. andy27168

    andy27168 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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.
     
  12. jaymanek

    jaymanek Authorised Forum Sponsor Authorised Forum Sponsor

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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.
     
  13. The _Don

    The _Don Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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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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