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Vehicle CLK55 AMG Convertible facelift, Designo paint etc

Discussion in 'Mercedes Car Classifieds' started by SteveX, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. SteveX

    SteveX Senior Member

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    Hi guys, sad to do this, but the time has come!

    My long term family car the 55 CAB is up for sale, it's been a pleasure to own and will be sad to see her go, but I’ve bought a TVR Griff, so the CLK needs to go to make room.

    Enthusiast owned, I’ve had her for nearly 7 years, loads of history, well looked after and always serviced and kept up to date, garaged and arches waxoyld every winter, no rust.

    Will come with a fresh 12 month mot.

    Listed already at a very reasonable price, cheapest facelift CLK AMG convertible in the country I believe. This is a rare face lift clk55 cab, designo spec, special order paint (never seen another merc this colour, thought to be the only one, certainly
    he only clk amg! Variocolour 4). Comes with later command unit, larger clk63 six pots, eibach roll bars, custom built stainless quad pipes by torqueflow at MSL (sounds lovely, but doesnt drone at all when cruising), heated and cooled seats, cruise control, xenon lights list goes on, benefits from Ray West custom mapping, very reasonable MPG for such a large engine (up to low 30 at cruise on a long journey).

    Rear tyres replaced recently, recently serviced, very tidy for age and a very high spec compared to most, factory upgraded harmon karden audio with sub woofer, sounds awesome. Good leather etc. Not your usual thrashed around and passed around car. Low owners, bullet proof m113 engine, would happily drive to the end of the earth in it tomorrow. Great car for spring, summer and autumn, no convertible roof leaks so can also be used in winter if you wanted.

    Loads of paper work and receipts and a large file full of photos of the work I’ve done in my ownership. No test pilots or boy racers, genuine enquiries only.

    Car location Swindon, plate will be removed prior to sale and original 54 reg to go back on the car.

    Any bad points? Has a couple of pin dents / marks. If it was the summer I'd be putting it up for 11k. Otherwise awesome car.

    Last service was carried out by me in May, have receipts for the parts. I've been an enthusiast for many years, I'm over 40 and used to map link ECU's and know my way around a car and a toolbox to service it quite well :). I have signed and stamped the book for my services and have receipts for consumables on each service I have done. Always serviced with fresh shell helix ultra. Most of my services are done before reaching the mileage required as I wasn't going a lot of mileage between 2015-2019 and was always kept in a garage.

    Services:

    25/10/05 10059 - Mercedes Benz Birmingham
    10/08/06 18614 - Mercedes Benz Birmingham
    09/07/07 30215 - Mercedes Benz Birmingham
    17/04/09 38309 - Mercedes Benz Chesterfield
    09/04/10 44458 - Mercedes Benz Brooklands
    01/09/11 57310 - Mercedes Benz Manchester
    05/02/13 77922 - Trident Automotive MB Specialist Uxbridge
    28/03/14 88086 - Self service
    29/09/15 97762 - Self service
    21/06/17 103803 - Self service
    21/05/19 107294 - Self service

    Just a few receipts and bits I have flicked through:

    Last service was shell helix ultra oil, bosch oil filter and air filters. Rear pirelli p-zeros at 105889 (like new), all four front suspension arms changed last year so not many miles ago, along with genuine MB top mounts and retaining plates and new coil spring. I also changed all 16 platinum plugs with genuine MB ones at 97762 service in sep 15, so good for another 50k . Bosch S5 battery Dec 16 still good as kept on an optimiser. Valve cover gaskets done in June 2015 by mobile benz tech, new alternator feb 2015, door control unit Jan 2017, lots of receipts throughout the years for various bits. Had new heated seats system fitted in Jan 2017 by mercedes navigation, command updated to 2015.

    In the last year the car has done I believe less than 1000 miles, I hardly use it now, always garaged like I said. I also clean out any crap under the arches and waxoyl every year - no rust.

    I've got receipts for all work I have done and parts, along with owners manuals and original service book. Also bought a new style (with the metal edges) spare key a couple of years back when the other broke, so has two fully functioning keys and one like new.

    I've had the car nearly 7 years.

    It's a cheap, genuine, low owner, rare colour FL CLK, but alas not a new car as it is 16 years old.

    Upgrades are Ray West live mapping session (390hp)
    Eibach ARB front and rear
    Custom torqueflow quad exhaust which sounds lovely and doesn't drone at all at cruise

    Will come with 1 yr MOT. Plate will be removed. £8950
     

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    Pete, I am interested in your car. Can you give me your number for a quick chat?
     
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    SteveX

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    Hi, I think we've chatted via gumtree, but if not PM me thanks.
     
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    Bumpity bump, anyone fancy giving a good old CLK a nice home? :)
     
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    What happened to the MOT in 2011 and 2015?.
     
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    Low owners is an odd phrase. Short people only? How many owners is low owners for a 16yr old car?
     
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    @EXMERCTECH You can clearly see a typo in 2014 so is irrelevant, there's actually 4 miles difference between fail and pass, the car didn't all of a sudden do 10x the mileage at the MOT station :) :

    Date tested5 December 2014
    PASS
    Mileage902,856 miles
    MOT test number6276 2913 4345
    Test location

    View test location
    Expiry date4 December 2015
    Date tested4 December 2014
    FAIL
    Mileage92,852 miles
    MOT test number4052 0853 4427
    Test location

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    Reason(s) for failure


    In March 2011 my best guess is the dick head operator recorded another car against it straight after he tested mine, you can see it failed because of a plate lamp on 25th @ 52,711 then was fixed and passed @ 52,711. Then another entry was recorded in error. There would have been no reason to test it again once it had passed and record a different mileage and issue, and it didn't all of a sudden do 20k miles at the MOT station. I wrote to the DVLA ages ago, but trying to get hold of them to fix anything is like pushing jelly up hill with a pointy stick!


    March 2011 52,711 miles > October 2011 57,806, service record etc backs this up, services and yearly mileages available in my original add.

    @McDonald not really, cars this old that have had an owner every six months or year normally mean someone bought it, ragged it around and sold it before making any repairs, rinse and repeat - especially as a car gets older, cheaper and more attainable for people who can't afford to repair. I've owned it 7 years, 3 owners before that IIRC, so hasn't been a passed around abused car.

    Anyway, whilst I am on the subject, taking delivery of my new motor next Sat, and insurance and tax is up from 2nd Feb, so if anyone knows of someone who may be interested I'll do it for £8200 up till 2nd feb. Once I insure and tax it again for a year I'll be putting price back to what it is now.
     
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    Just flagged up red on MOTs on those years.
    Thought I’ll ask rather pay for full check.
     
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    Not a problem buddy, just had a lot of silly questions and messers from ebay and the like :)

    Deposit taken, car may go Sunday, I am a sad man, I think I want to keep her...
     
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    ..... and the replacement is a ....
     
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    Well the real replacement was the Griff to be honest, it’s what kicked the clk out of the garage, and took it’s place.

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    If I hadn't of bought this last year, I would have still had the Mercedes in there.

    But yeh, I also upgraded the 500 esseesse to a 695 Rivale as well :p

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    I'm still not sure the TVR was the right decision over the CLK though, I miss her, the TVR is a much more expensive, fun, but less refined toy, wheras the CLK could be fun, a cruiser, looked and sounded great, still went well and the roof came off. It was a bit of everything, coupled with all of the memories made it a difficult car to let go.

    But if I spend all my time playing with the TVR this spring, summer and autumn, the CLK would have just sat there wasting away. At least it's with someone now who always wanted one, is using and enjoying it, and will look after it. Who knows, I may buy it back one day :)
     

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    Such a good looking car!!!!
     

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