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
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 applique 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
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.