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2000 Mercedes Benz CLK 430 Elegance

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  • Mileage~24,883 on clock
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • Engine4.3L
  • LocationBexleyheath


2000 Mercedes Benz CLK 430 Elegance

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Dom Ginn
Vehicle Consigner and Photographer

Style, sophistication, beauty and V8 power – this stunning, one owner, low mileage CLK 430 has to be one of the best examples around.

Introduced in 1997 the stylish, sophisticated, and elegant CLK series enjoyed a 13-year production run. Endowed with legendary Mercedes engineering heritage, the CLK offered ground-breaking technology, impeccable road manners and superb cabin ergonomics.

Already a willing performer in straight four and V6 form, the game changed in 1999 when a 4.3 Litre V8 became available. With 275 bhp on tap these cars offered effortless acceleration, 0-60 in around 6 seconds and a limited top of 155mph. Benefitting from Mercedes Multimode 5 speed automatic gearbox and Electronic Stability Control as standard, the CLK proved to be an immensely popular luxury car.

This incredible, one owner, low mileage, CLK 430 Elegance is one of those highly prized V8s. With good, recent, service history and presented in stunning silver paintwork over beautiful grey leather interior and immaculate walnut trim, it really is a wonderful example.

It's suave, sophisticated opulent and powerful - the V8 CLK was, and remains, a force to be reckoned with.

We’ve taken plenty of high-resolution images and videos of the car so you can assess this lovely V8 for yourself - please do take a look, we doubt you’ll be disappointed.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Dom after meeting Mr Muk Sang Lai the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

Owning the CLK 430 was a dream come true - it’s a prestige car well known for its performance, reliability, comfort and luxury.

Mr Muk Sang Lai has owned this car for nearly 22 years, and he’s loved every minute of it. He tells us, “I love the powerful engine and the cars elegant contours – it looks wonderful, has plenty of power and drives superbly”.

He continues, “The ride is always smooth and comfortable; it’s been completely reliable, and it’s had no major work done at all” and goes on to say, “I’m looking to go spend more time abroad so I would love to see this car enjoyed by a new owner”.

Mr Muk Sang Lai will be happy to answer any questions about this lovely car in the comments section below

Mr Muk Sang Lai
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Understated elegance with a capable, sporty edge – all beautifully presented in brilliant metallic silver

Wheels and Tyres

The 17-inch “Mono-bloc” wheels appear sound with some age-related kerb marks on the rims that can be seen in the images. The centre badges present well, and the wheels are fitted with 225/45/R17 tyres all round which appear to have good tread remaining.


The bodywork presents beautifully – the car stands straight, shut lines look good and the doors, bonnet, boot all open and close with precision. Exactly what you would expect from a Mercedes.

This low mileage car has clearly been well looked after.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


Stunning, brilliant Metallic Silver finish is even and consistent right across the car with the paint still retaining a deep shine. There are small scuffs on the nearside front and the offside rear valances, but these really are minor and overall, the car presents superbly.

Again, we have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the paint for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

Windscreen, side and rear windows, mirrors and lenses all look great. We could see no signs of damage or significant scratching. The chrome trim looks great with little evidence of pitting.

The bonnet badge appears a little tarnished, but this is entirely as expected for a 22-year-old car.


Stylish grey leather with chrome and walnut trim – this is a beautifully appointed, luxurious cabin that belies the cars 22 years.

Seats and Carpets

Grey perforated leather seats look in superb condition with barely any wear that we could see – even the driver’s seat bolster looks great. Carpets are in sound condition with only minor wear in a couple of places and the headlining looks excellent. The driver’s door trim, while sound, could benefit from a treatment and clean.

Take a look at the high-resolution images and Interior Video to really appreciate condition of this lovely cabin for yourself.


The dashboard looks in very good shape. We could see no splits to the leather, the walnut trim looks superb with no evidence of crazing or peeling, and the instruments all appear clear and unbroken.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

Grey leather covered steering wheel and badged centre boss look good as does the auto selector and walnut trimmed centre console. All, of course, beautifully styled in true Mercedes tradition.


Quiet and serene yet raw and potent - the glorious V8 delivers 275 bhp to the rear wheels through a super slick, 5 speed, multimode gearbox.

Engine and Gearbox

SOHC V8, 5 speed multi-mode auto box and Electronic Stability Control offered the very best configuration for the CLK range. This engine has covered fewer than ~25,000 miles and it looks like it too. The engine bay is clean, we could see no sign of leaks, and everything appeared exactly as it should.

On our cold start the car fired up straight away, idled steadily and emissions appeared clear.

Check out the “on the Road” video to see for yourself.

Suspension and Brakes

Famous for their handling these cars combine a firm, sporty ride with high levels of comfort. With vented discs on the front and solid on the rear, underpinned by Mercedes engineering, you can be assured the stopping ability more than matches the BHP.

The Drive

As expected, the drive was comfortable, quiet, and smooth. The V8 pulled well and changes through the wonderfully engineered 5 speed automatic transmission were barely perceptible. Steering seemed certain and precise while the car felt firm and planted. This drives just as a low mileage Mercedes should.

Check out the On the Road video to share in our experience

Electrics and Other

All dials, switches and gauges appeared in good condition and on the test drive everything we observed seemed to be working properly. The car comes with electronically adjustable seats and headrests, dual zone air conditioning and radio/cassette audio system. We were assured all electrics work properly.

History and Paperwork

Fantastic looks, V8 power and impeccable road manners – this is rare chance to own a stunning, one owner, low mileage example from the top of the CLK range.

The installation of the V8 into the already highly capable CLK put the car into a new league. Fantastic to look at and even better to drive the 430 is a testament to the quality of Mercedes engineering and styling.

A one owner CLK 430 with this kind of mileage is a rare find. This car comes with good, recent service history and receipts for maintenance that has been carried out as and when required, indicating careful and diligent ownership.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
10.03.2022 SERVICE 24,787
28.10.2021 SERVICE 24,675
01.10.2021 MOT 24,675
29.10.2020 MOT 24,291
12.10.2019 SERVICE 24,291
12.10.2019 MOT 23,625
13.10.2018 MOT 22,206
13.10.2018 SERVICE 22,206
13.10.2017 MOT 20,526
19.09.2016 MOT 18,508
14.09.2016 SERVICE 18,508
18.09.2015 MOT 17,263
19.09.2014 MOT 16,175
19.09.2014 SERVICE 16,175
20.09.2013 MOT 15,304
20.09.2012 MOT 14,323
19.09.2011 MOT 13,309
20.09.2010 MOT 12,448
14.09.2009 MOT 11,581
19.09.2008 MOT 10,296
20.09.2007 MOT 9,095
20.09.2006 MOT 6,823
Key Details
  • ModelCLK 430
  • TransmissionAuto
  • Reg. Date18.09.2000
  • CC~4,266
  • Mileage~24,883 on clock
  • HistoryGood
  • ColourSilver
  • Interior ColourGrey
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WDB208370-2F-164081
  • Engine #113943-30-210727
  • Last Service10.03.2022
  • MOTYes Exp. 23.10.2022
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers0
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned22 Years
  • Key FeatureLow Mileage, One Owner
  • Auction ID470034

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