|2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Sport|
Life long ownership by Mercedes-Benz Club of America (MBCA) members and services records dating back 13 years.
Sold new on January 20th of 2004 by Loeber Mercedes-Benz of Lincolnwood-IL, this CLK500 was relocated that same year to Naples-FL when its semi-retired owner began to trade harsh IL winters with sunny Florida days instead. This is confirmed by the clean Carfax, which shows the vehicle registration change to Florida on July of 2004.
Not long after relocating to Florida, the vehicle caught the attention of its owner's neighbour and fellow MBCA member (also a "snowbird" from IL), who purchased it and shipped back and forth between his winter condo in FL and summer home in IL.
The vehicle continued to be maintained by Mercedes-Benz of Naples-FL in the winter, or Mercedes-Benz of Naperville-IL in the summer and it remained with its second owner for the next seven years until it was sold to its third MBCA enthusiast.
Also a native if IL but fully retired in Naples-FL, this third owner would continued to preserve his CLK500 with the help of Mercedes-Benz of Naples and European Motors of Naples.
The car was a "regular" at every MBCA meeting or car show for the following 9 years until offered to me by the owner, who happens to be a dear friend of this dealership decided to downsize his toy collection.
Everything works as it should; from its powerful 5.0 V-8 engine and reliable transmission to its freezing cold AC and factory rear window electric shade.
The car was in fantastic shape when we acquired it, needing hardly any reconditioning. That said, the vehicle was taken to Prestige Mercedes in Fort Myers-FL, where it received a complete inspection and preventive service to maximize its reliability and performance in preparation for a new owner. (Receipts for this work, as well as service records thru ought the live of this vehicle available to serious buyers.).
This service was completed in August of 2020 and it included new fluids, factory air and oil filters, new crank positioner sensor, new rotors and pads, new Michelin Pilor SuperSport tires and more.
Glossy factory Brilliant Silver paint. Front and rear bumpers are perfect and are original to the vehicle, still displaying the embossed "AMG" markings as part of the factory Sport Package. Panel gaps are uniform and show no signs of repairs, which is consistent with the perfect Carfax report, showing no issues through the life of the vehicle.
Utterly clean interior. Wood and dashboard are crack/stain free and so are the carpets. Seats show virtually no wear, other than minor wrinkles on the driver seat. No cracks, splits or fading are present on the leather, which remains soft and supple. Leather shows its original color and there are no signs of it being dyed in the past.
A new factory headliner was installed in preparation for the sale.
The trunk is clean and free of scratches. Factory spare tire and tool kit are still present under the trunk tray.
No leaks are present under the body; this is confirmed even after leaving the car parked inside our office for a couple of weeks without it being moved.
Engine bay is very clean and original.
See "MECHANICAL CONDITION" above. At Autobahn Vault we eat, sleep, and dream special interest vehicles. We take them to car shows, club meetings, special events and even drive them to work. SO whether you buy something unique to drive on a daily basis, or on especial occassions, or something to show at your next Cars & Coffee, rest assured that we put a lot of energy and resources to deliver a beautiful, safe and reliable vehicle.
This CLK500 is completely stock, with the exception of a pristine set of staggered BRABUS MOnoblock VI wheels and a set of CocoMats.
PURCHASE OF THIS VEHICLE INCLUDES:
- Complete set of factory owner's manuals,
- Factory spare tire, jack and tool kit,
- Documented service history back to when the vehicle was new.
- Clean CarFax and FLorida title ready to transfer.
This beautiful CLK500 needs nothing to take you safely from Florida to California. And back!
In-person or third party pre-purchase inspections are welcomend and highly encouraged. I am confident that you will fall in love with this CLK500 the moment you drive it.
WHO ARE WE?
Autobahn Vault, LLC is a small family-owned business. We love cars and focus our energy and resources to deliver quality over quantity by offering a limited, carefully selected number of unique vehicles at any given time.
We only offer rare, or low mileage, accident/rust free vehicles which we responsibly prepare with YOU in mind.
We are confident that hard work, honesty and integrity will be key on the preservation of the car hobby for generations to come.
Unlike most car dealerships, we NEVER surprise our clients with buyer/dealer/processing/documentation fees. Of course, we must charge tax, tag and title costs to FLorida residents or as required by law.
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