Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1999 Mercedes Benz CLK320 Convertible
The acronym CLK means Coupe Liecht Kurtz or Coupe Light Kurz which is the German word for short. This literally translates and shows up as a small coupe which is nimble short (2 door) and lightweight . Kurtz or Kurz is a surname first found in Switzerland. It is mainly a German and Jewish (Ashkenazic/Yiddish) surname, meaning someone who is short in height.
For consignment, a 1999 CLK320. This sports convertible presents in Glacier White and has a contrasting blue canvas convertible top, rounded European aero design, and a beautifully appointed and comfortable interior.
Nearly seamless in its design with integrated oval-esque headlights which melt right into the front quarters and border the hood and grille which has some shiny chrome bars within a horizontal opening. The tri-pointed star is very apparent on the center of this grille, and a body matching integrated bumper all leads the way for this nimble car. Blue canvas for the top and a very nicely raked rearward windscreen frame and works flawlessly. On either side a rounded body matching Glacier White trim spear if you will which continues towards the rear of the car. Also below on the rocker is a black trimming. Speaking of which we can say nice butt in this case with the integrated taillights, trunk lid and rear seamless bumper. 18-inch alloy wheels spice up the corners and shine like new, never being curbed.
For the inside a nice mixture of Ash Gray leather, molded plastic and vinyl along with a peppering of wood appliqu accenting is noted center console. Comfy buckets are in front and a 2 plus 2 bench is in back. These are all in Ash Gray pristine leather which appear in like new condition. This undulating design carries through to the dash where instruments are clearly present under the semicircular dash top and matching circumference steering wheel also covered in leather. Gray carpeting floods the floors, and this car is very clean and well-kept as well as nicely appointed with conveniences.
Under the hood hidden within the confines of a clean engine bay is a completely covered 3.2 liter V6 engine. This has EFI and a 5-speed (WSA330) automatic transmission on back, with a 3.07 final drive axle in the rear.
Some very light surface rust is showing up here and there, but it is all definitely unremarkable. Ground effects per se with the floor pans which are a nice patina factory black, and no rust seen anywhere on these. Independent double wishbone suspension is upfront, and independent 5 link suspension on back. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners.
I climbed in and breathed in the personality that this car exudes. Sometimes feisty, always ready for whatever, and one could expect a stellar performance from this car when they were put to the task at hand. This car performed beautifully for a 6 banger, and with the top down I felt like a million bucks. An overall excellent car.
Looking for a reliable sporty nimble convertible that will go on for another 200 to 300K miles? Stop looking and get in here it's going to go quickly just like it did on the test drive.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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