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Post FS: 2001 MBZ ML 430-S (Tilton Package)

Hello there everyone. I am a personal friend of Arthur Tilton the owner of this 1 of a kind ML 430-S. If any parties are interested please contact Arthur directly with the contact info provided below. Thank you.

Tilton MBZ ML 430 S - Rare V-8 Mercedes Benz, loaded factory options, low mileage, 2001 ML 430S. Additional design and special modifications by Tilton, Arthur “Art” Tilton. This is an opportunity to own a very special and unique one of a kind Mercedes Benz. It has been driven less than 51,000 miles. Most of the upgrades and modifications were done after 35,000 miles – within the last several years. We special ordered and purchased this vehicle from Fletcher-Jones in LV, NV and drove it back to Santa Barbara, CA where it has spent its life so far. Best recollection, the invoice with special order options was over $60,000.00. With modifications, upgrades and improvements there is probably another $50,000.00+ invested.

That excludes all factory recommended service, repairs, warranty work and maintenance. This vehicle is owned personally by me, Art Tilton, retired (1979-2011) CEO & Owner of Tilton Engineering, Inc. Tilton Engineering, Inc is one of the largest suppliers; a respected engineering and manufacturing company in the racing industry. The company was founded in 1972 by my parents. We did this MBZ as a car styling and design exercise to promote the branding and image of Tilton Racing. It was a great opportunity to utilize my degree in Industrial Design. The specialty work and modifications were performed at high-quality shops. Taking the Tilton logo, I designed years ago and integrating it into a vehicle project was exciting. This Benz was driven to race and other West Coast motorsports events and used for many business related meetings. This vehicle is fun to drive and seems to garner attention and admiration by Mercedes Benz and car lovers. People have asked is this a new or special edition, as we have never seen one like it before? It is distinctive as a Mercedes Benz SUV in the styling, tri-pendant MBZ grill and AMG logos in the wheels and exhaust tips. The Tilton racing logo is subtlety integrated into the right-side rear of the “overall” vehicle graphics.

The exterior are modern Benz colors, black, silver, dark silver, and anthracite & chrome accents. The interior is charcoal grey leather; black, light grey fabric headliner and traditional MBZ burl wood trim. Tilton logos are embroidered into the front headrests in grey. A brief road test and inspection by Santa Barbara Motors (SB Mtrs) was done in July 2012. SB Mtrs performed all maintenance, factory upgrades, repairs, service, original and extended warranty work since new. They also updated the factory Bluetooth and MBRAC systems to digital. The “3” outside shops in California that have performed additional upgrades & design modifications: Sounds Good, Woodland Hills; Mitch’s Stitches, SLO; Hot Rod Alley, Lompoc. Please contact me for a full detailed description. Thank you for viewing this vehicle.

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