W203 C55 AMG....how many sold in the UK

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  1. Vlad

    Vlad MB Enthusiast

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    Does anybody know how many W203 C55 AMG's were sold in the UK?

    Secondly could you buy a C55 in any of the colours standard to other W203's or were they limited to certain colours?

    Many thanks
     
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    Wow,not many judging by those numbers!
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on the How Many Left site. I had a suspicion that the C55 was probably one of the rarest of the 55's
     
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    Like many of these niche cars the relatively low numbers are only reflective over the fact that cost made them unpopular, they were not limited in any way.

    I think when I had my 208 CLK55 they were imported in relatively low numbers, about 200 or so from memory - essentially as £60k+ for a CLK in the early 00s was a lot of money when you could buy a basic model CLK for about half of that cost, and when spending £60k+ (and the associated running costs/depreciation) there’s probably other more popular car choices that are worthy of consideration. Interest rates were also a bit higher back then, 5/6% so I guess financing cars like that would have been a bit more expensive too - or people had less free cash for car payments/purchases.

    I’d think similarly this applies to the C55, nice cars but a lot of money new for a 203 at the time with a big engine.

    But like most large petrol engined cars they are usually great secondhand buys a few years down the line :cool:
     
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