1998 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG

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Year:  1998
Miles:  109,894 miles
Model:  W202 C43 AMG 
Exterior Colour:  Alexandrite Green
Interior colour:  Black Leather

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An immaculate example of AMG’s mini muscle car, finished in rare Alexandrite Green and with a high specification.

 

The C43 was the first AMG car to be assembled entirely at the Mercedes factory after MB’s total acquisition of AMG in 1998. Replacing the C36, it used the 4.3-litre V8 normally found in E and S-Classes, uprated it to 302BHP and squeezed in the C-Class’s engine bay. The result was a small saloon with tremendous performance. The eight-cylinder urge was allied with excellent handling and a good ride. Here was a car that could cover ground fast in the real world.

 

The C43 was only made for about two years with only 4200 produced worldwide, making it something of a rarity.

We have only sold one of these before, not just as a result of their low production but also because finding one that has not suffered extensive underbody corrosion is not easy. Fortunately, this example is exactly what we hope to find, an original, unwelded, rust-free car.

 

First registered in the summer of 1998 by Lancaster Hertford, it was specified with Alexandrite Green paintwork, full black (not the usual duotone) leather, xenon headlights, electric/orthopaedic/heated seats along with the expected climate control, electric windows and so on. The full spec is listed below. An upgraded stereo system was fitted with an additional amplifier earlier in the car’s life.

 

The majority of the 109k miles the car has were covered within the first 7 years of the car’s life. In more recent years the car has been in storage and covered very few miles.

Due to this period in storage we have carried out a major all fluid/filters service including the transmission and differential. We have also replaced the air conditioning compressor and condenser, plus the oil cooler along with its lines.

As a result this is a very well sorted car that drives beautifully.

 

All original books and manuals come with the car, a good service history (MB & MB Specialist) and all keys – 2x remote and 1x wallet.

 

Exterior, interior and the underside are in excellent condition, as the photos show, and the car is an absolute delight to drive.

 

Option Codes

 

221 – Left front seat electrically adjustable

222 – Right front seat electrically adjustable

240 – Outside temperature indicator

304 – Elimination of front ashtray

345 – Rain sensor

441 – Steering column manually adjustable

472 – Electronic stability program (ESP)

543 – Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors

551 – Alarm

570 – Folding armrest front

580a – Exclusive AMG leather

581 – Automatic climate control

584 – Electric windows

600 – Headlamp wash/wipe

617 – Xenon headlamps

673 – High capacity battery

772 – AMG styling package

774 – Shell modification for AMG wheels

873 – Heated seats

875 – Heated screen wash system

956 – Equipment package Sport