CLK55 AMG Convertible
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG Convertible
2002 Mercedes Benz CLK55 AMG Convertible
Altogether, the AMG stands for “Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach.” Which makes a bit more sense than some of the other explanations car shoppers had come up with! The AMG trims are higher trims in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, and generally have more power, better performance, and more features than a trim that is not AMG.
This car for consignment at one point in the early 2000's was the fastest Mercedes one could buy. A hand assembled 5.4 liter V8 with weight matched connecting rods and pistons, lightweight chain driven SOHC and 2 spark plugs per cylinder, and tuned exhaust delivers a healthy 362hp for this light weight vehicle. Add on air dams and fairings for the exterior, and tiptronic shift option from the console, plus the drop top, and you will have enough performance to go around, plus the fun of a convertible.
All panels bathed in brilliant Mercedes Benz silver (what other color is there to have?), a smoothed over swept back grille and molded onto the body oval headlights side rocker fairings and rounded molded in taillights, this car can cut through the wind to make maximum use of its awesome power. Gaps are well minded and all trimmings are silver for that uniform look. Some slight rust bubbling can be seen on the lower doors just above the rocker fairing and passenger quarter just above the bumper, and a few scratches throughout mostly scuffles with high curbs. A black canvas convertible top is on this version, and it has a glass rear window, as well as being power up and down. 18 inch wheels all polished with a ring of outer bolts for added effect, are firmly planted on all 4 corners.
Sculpted paneled doors lead us to the luxurious and sporty interior. There are power seat adjustments on each panel. Inside low back buckets with large oversized headrests are in anthracite leather and looking good. In back is a tight 2 plus 2 bench. A wonderful curved center console races past the front seats, and houses the power window toggles, power top Espies handling option mode switch, and shift lever with the tiptronic shift option. The console then rides gently into the center of the dash where we can see a large screen for the Pioneer radio/CD/Bluetooth/Satellite Capable display and climate controls above. A simple display for the instruments which have round analog displays with digital odometer and trip odometers. The steering wheel has plenty of buttons to easily control the radio phone and display from the wheel with your fingertips. Seat heaters for both seats are on this car as well. Pristine black carpeting floods the floors and has nice rubber protective mats above it.
Under the hood is the 5.4 liter V8 heart with all its AMG trappings for performance. Electronic Fuel Injection feeds fossils to it, and on back is a 5-speed automatic transmission. The rear axle has a 3.06 final drive ratio.
Underneath is just fab with just a smattering of surface rust on the usual suspects, clean floorpans and many ground effects panels for a smooth undercarriage airflow. Very little if any road dirt is seen, and all is well under here. Independent coil springs all around for the suspension, and power disc brakes hook you up on all 4 corners.
Just wonderful for a quick start, and comfortable cruise, with plenty of power available for when you want to get a little goosey with your boot. Handles like it's on a track for trains, and a smooth straight stopper. All functions are functioning well.
This car is nicely preserved, shows just a bit of age with the small areas of rust bubbling, slightly fogged headlights which can be polished too clear, and some scratches. It performs well, and is all functional with the power options, and climate controls.
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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