Here is a beautiful, adult driven 1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG with only 103k pampered miles. This car is a must have for any AMG enthusiast or anyone looking for affordable performance. The C43 was the first AMG to be completely assembled at the AMG plant in Affalterbach as well as the first C-class ever to be specified with a V8 engine. Only 1,500 C43's were ever imported into the US!
The C43 sports a low maintenance, high performance, hand built AMG V8 engine. Unlike later AMG models, the C43 derives its power from tuned intake and exhaust manifolds. No expensive to maintain turbo chargers or super chargers on this car. Here is a great description from a review of what AMG did to the engine and powertrain on the C43.
"This car comes alive under the hood and the driver can immediately tell that most of the engineering behind it is performance oriented. Mercedes' new 4.3-liter V8 received a host of improvements from the engineers at AMG and ended up producing 302hp at 5,850rpm and 302 lb-ft. of torque at 3,250rpm. The first thing AMG did was install an air cleaner system with increased flow somewhat like cold-air intake kits of today. They also made the intake manifold wider in conjunction with some of the longest intake tubes in the industry. By using intakes that spiral around the cylinder, pressure builds up and boosts the intake process. This is why the engine is able to produce such high torque numbers at 3,250rpm.
In order to handle the increased power, Mercedes borrowed the transmission from the V12 models. The 5-speed automatic was able to adapt to a specific driver's style and improve the driving experience therein. If you were an aggressive driver then the system would automatically shift later and allow the engine to rev higher."
The car comes equipped with unique multi-adjustable seats that feature pneumatic bolsters on the seat bottom and dual lumbar support on the back that are controlled with a set of switches situated next to the seat belt buckle. Both driver's side and passenger side seats work perfectly. This C43 also includes every option that was available like automatic climate control, wood-grain dash, power glass sunroof, and a Bose stereo system.
It is hard to find a C43 with mileage this low these days. I have owned the car for the last 6 years and have averaged only 3,330 miles/year. I only drove it on nice days during warm weather, and it spent winters in garage storage. It was the same for the previous owner (2004-2007) who only averaged 1,200 miles/year.
I have always maintained the car with regular synthetic oil changes and it has also had the very expensive front and rear shocks replaced with OEM shocks to keep handling up to specification.
I have a CARFAX in hand for your inspection and it is clean on everything. I also have maintenance records.
Asking price . . .. . . $9,000 . . .. . .. . .