NO RESERVE - 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK320 Avantgarde


  • Highly appointed Grand Tourer 
  • Original Tansanit blue metallic paintwork
  • Original grey leather interior
  • Extensive history

The Appeal

Introduced in 1997, the CLK class was a beguiling, compact and comfortable coupe that represents the best of a modern Merc’s ethics. Sporty, with level of styling that calls back to the brand’s history, it remains a highly acclaimed piece of their catalogue. 

This example, coming in the car’s highest Avantgarde trim, has undergone plenty of mechanical work to keep it at its best, and now comes to us ready and waiting for its new owner. 

The History and Paperwork

  • Valid MOT until February 2024 with zero advisories
  • Reportedly dry stored for the past three services
  • Car indicates 107,712 miles
  • Three sets of keys including the master key
  • Dry stored for last 3 years
  • HPI report available
  • ULEZ compliant
  • Excellent paperwork file with:
    • Original Mercedes-Benz booklets and manuals
    • Stamped service record book
    • Vast selection of invoices dating to at least 2017
    • Previous MOT certificates
    • V5 document
    • All packed inside the original Mercedes-Benz leather book pack

The Interior

  • Beautifully contrasting interior
  • Highly appointed grey leather interior with zero modifications
  • Attractive curved centre console with dark ash wood accents
  • Upholstery in fair condition with occasional marks and burnishing
  • Missing stitching from the driver’s seat bolster and backrest
  • Some patina in the way of cracking to the bolsters 
  • Rear seats in good order with minor signs of wear and discolouration
  • Door cards in fair order 
  • Avantgarde trimmed shiftgear
  • Dashboard in good order with little signs of wear
  • Original leather-trimmed steering wheel with no major signs of wear
  • Headlining is clean and well-mounted
  • Boot appears to be clean with no major faults
  • Boot stows a warning triangle and a spare wheel 
  • Cruise control

The Exterior 

  • Tansanit Blue Metallic Paintwork (359U)
  • Paintwork has been treated with a ceramic coating
  • Small marks to the paintwork, particularly around the arches and sills
  • Chromework presents well with no major signs of wear
  • Headlights are bright, functional and free of chips or cracks to the lenses
  • Car is sitting on optional AMG alloys, shod in a full set of new tyres
  • Avantgarde branding presents well, as does the Mercedes-Benz hood ornament
  • Underneath, the car appears to be in good order

The Mechanics 

  • Powered by the trusty 3.2L 18V V6 Engine
  • Tiptronic Automatic transmission
  • Engine bay in good order with no major faults
  • Recent mechanical work includes:
    • Replacement of rear lower suspension joint
    • Replacement headlight bulb
    • Full service in 2022 with all bearings, pads and discs replaced
    • Full Mercedes Service B in 2022
    • Replaced gear selector in 2020
    • New battery, cabin filter and rear spring 2019
    • Replaced near-side-front coil spring 2020
    • Adjusted bearings in 2020
  • Car is reportedly in excellent mechanical order
  • No reports of leaks, knocks or faults to the engine bay
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Rear lower suspension outer joint, headlight bulb replaced costing £119.02
  •  Full service including 12/10/2022 - rear break disc, Rear Break Pads, Wear Lead, Handbrake Shoe, Hold Down Kit, Rear Wheeling Bearing, Rear Back Plate x2, Spring costing £813.43 
  • Full Mercedes Service B - 26/07/2022 £257.40
  • Replaced Gear selector 03/08/2020 £162.00
  • New battery, Cabin filter, Rear spring 03/03/2019 £398.50
  • Replaced near front coil spring, Adjust front wheel bearing 28/02/2020 £184.00
  • New four tyres all round matching 15/03/2022 plenty of tread left on them


With an excellent mechanical record, the much-desired Avantgarde trim and an excellent spec, this CLK320 should make for a trusty daily driver. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2002
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model CLK320 Avantgarde
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 107,712 Miles
  • Engine size 3199
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Bradford
  • Location Yorkshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
12 bids from 4 bidders
  • ro•••• £1,200 21/03/23
  • ne•••• £1,100 21/03/23
  • ne•••• £1,000 20/03/23
  • ma•••• £900 19/03/23
  • ne•••• £800 19/03/23
  • ne•••• £700 19/03/23
  • ma•••• £600 19/03/23
  • ne•••• £500 19/03/23
  • ma•••• £400 18/03/23
  • ja•••• £300 18/03/23

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