A luxurious Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Avantgarde (A208) with just 25,894 miles.
Avantgarde Package, front occupant airbags, front sidebags, passenger safety cell, heat insulating glass, rain-sensing wipers, comfort seat belts, automatic hood operation, exit lights, heated screen wash system, Speedtronic cruise control, Mercedes-Benz Audio-10 sound system, CD changer, warning triangle, tool roll, first aid kit. Factory options; Metallic paint, driver and passenger electric seats, driver memory seat, leather multi-function steering wheel.
This desirable and opulent CLK320 Avantgarde is finished in optional Brilliant Silver metallic, (Code 744). Having covered just 25,894 miles, the incredible paintwork boasts a near flawless finish to really enhance the elegant lines of this genuine four seat convertible. Even upon close scrutiny, the keenest eye will struggle to find anything other than tiny markings, utterly insignificant. The beautifully made trim sections, lights and badges are as new, and the original quality Black fabric multi-layer hood, (Code 740), is near perfect and seamless in operation. An exceptional example far superior to the usual offering.
Extravagance and lavishness in abundance, this cabin space offers utmost indulgence. Trimmed in beautiful Orion Grey Leather, (Code 218), the upholstery is spotlessly clean and entirely commensurate with the very low mileage. The ergonomically designed seats are beautifully preserved and supremely comfortable, with added convenience of factory optional electric memory adjustment. The plush carpets are very clean and retain fulness. Birds Eye Maple cappings and other leather trim sections are pristine, as is the Orion Grey headlining. The functions and controls in this example operate exactly as they should including the air conditioning and cruise control. Inside the immaculate boot area is the original warning triangle, first aid kit, jack, and tool roll. Factory build stickers and options label remain in the boot floor and both inner door shuts. Luxurious comfort to all occupants with Mercedes-Benz traits throughout.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The Mercedes V-engine of 3199cc displacement produces 218bhp at 5700rpm and 310Nm torque at 4600rpm to achieve a top speed of 146mph and 0-62 in just 8.3 seconds. The engine bay is exceptionally clean. The standard 5 speed automatic transmission with winter/sport modes and Tipshift Function adapts to your driving manner to offer gear changes to suit your mood. A powerful, smooth and effortless driving experience.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted seven spoke alloys wheels are original and virtually perfect, still retaining the correct diamond cut out rim which is often surrendered upon refurbishment. The original factory Pirelli P6000 tyres of size 205/55 R15 remain fitted with masses of tread, but due to age it is recommended that renewal is made and these are preserved for originality. The spare wheel is the unused Pirelli P6000 item still showing the coloured banding to the tread. The anti-lock braking system with Brake Assist (BAS) offers absolute stopping power to install complete peace of mind.
First registered on 26th July 2002 by Mercedes-Benz of Chichester, this outstanding example has covered an incredibly low 25,894 miles from new. This top of the range Avantgarde edition was further specified with many desirable factory options, clear was the no-expense spared mentality of the first owner which happened to be the Royal Bank of Scotland! The vehicle V5 document names Royal Bank of Scotland as the first owner, however soon after the much-publicised tax-payer bailout of £45 Billion in October 2008 whereby the then Chief Executive, Fred Goodwin, was later stripped of his Knighthood and partial pension benefits, the Mercedes along with other luxury items owned by the bank was quickly placed into storage. It was deemed deeply unpalatable and inappropriate for such items to remain in ownership considering the government bailout, so in 2015 the Mercedes was offered for sale. The first and only private keeper, Mr Victor Pearce, has now decided to sell the car and thin his collection due to the passing of his wife.
The black leather A5 wallet holds all handbooks, radio guides and dealer literature as well as the service booklet which along with history file records show main dealer and Mercedes Benz specialist servicing. Indeed, the vehicle was serviced solely by the supplying main dealer before and during the bank’s turmoil. Completing the history file is three sets of Mercedes remote keys.
This Mercedes-Benz in desirable CLK320 guise is in outstanding condition and fast becoming a highly regarded modern classic.
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