2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Cabriolet Designo

Earlier this week I checked out a great 2000 Mercedes-Benz SL500 with some Designo touches that hit all the right buttons for me. Today, we have another Mercedes-Benz convertible with some Designo treatment, but this one is a little bit different. What we are looking at is a 2003 CLK430 finished in Designo Mocca Black paint with Designo light brown leather interior. I think the thing about the W208 is that it wasn’t really great at anything. It had the enormous task of replacing the W124 Cabriolet that was and still is an outstanding car in more ways than one, but the first-generation CLK Cabriolet was strange mash-up of W202 and W210 parts. Yes, it looked fresh at the time and had a lot of modern updates for its era, but at the end of the day you could really feel that the quality just wasn’t there like the W124. That doesn’t mean it is a bad car, but rather one that you knew from the beginning what you going to get out of it: an average experience.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 on eBay

1999 Mercedes CLK430 Amusement

I still can’t resist using this forum to highlight some oddities that otherwise wouldn’t see the light of day, even if they do fall out of line of our typical finds. See this S320 as an example. What we have here is another Benz with a custom paint job I couldn’t resist sharing.

1999 Mercedes CLK430 with custom paint on eBay

1999 Mercedes CLK430 paint5

Not much to say here.. The CLK has 83,000 miles. The seller states it has new brakes and that the 20″ rims and tires are also new. The seller doesn’t go into details about the accident that totaled the car, but it looks like it was front end. Hard to tell exactly from the pictures, but that hood looks replaced. The detail work on the paint job looks well done, just unexpected.

It’s a vehicle with a rebuilt title sold on eBay with a seller with zero feedback with a paint job for a very specific set of tastes. The car is at $2,700 with the reserve not met. Any guesses on end price?