DT: 21k-Mile One-Owner 2002 Mercedes-Benz W203 C32 AMG

Now available for auction is this 2002 Mercedes-Benz W203 C32 AMG finished in Desert Silver Metallic over a black leather interior. Featuring a hand-built V6 Kompressor engine, AMG-tuned transmission, upgraded brakes, and AMG aerodynamic package, the C32 was designed to compete in the performance compact executive car segment against BMW’s M3.  Reported to have been recently acquired from its original owner, this C32 AMG is now being offered for auction by its seller out of New York with under 22k miles showing on the odometer.

This W203 is finished in Desert Silver Metallic (693u) and is reported to have been garage kept from new. The seller notes some minor paint chips as well as a touched-up scratch near the driver’s door handle. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with paint meter readings and a clean CARFAX report. The AMG-specific body styling includes unique front and rear fascias, twin oval exhaust tips, side skirts, and AMG badging with “V6 Kompressor” lettering on the front fenders. This C32 retains its original 17” split five-spoke AMG wheels.  The Michelin tires are recommended for replacement due to age.

The cabin is trimmed in black leather and features power-operated heated seats with 3-position memory, a sunroof, folding rear seats, Thermotronic automatic climate control, Bi-Xenon headlights with washers, a Harman Kardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System, and automatically dimming mirrors.  AMG logos are embossed on the seats, gear selector, and central instrument display. Some sagging is noted towards the rear of the headliner and all gauges and accessories are said to be fully functional including the original radio.

This C-Class is powered by an AMG-built M112 3.2 L V6 Kompressor engine featuring a twin-screw supercharger and an output of up to 349 HP and 332 lb.-ft of torque. An AMG SpeedShift 5-speed automatic transmission with a lock-up torque converter transfers power to the rear wheels allowing for a 0-60 time of approximately 5 seconds. The C32 also comes equipped with an AMG sport-tuned suspension riding 1.2 lower than a standard C-class, and larger AMG brakes with cross-drilled rotors. Recent maintenance includes the replacement of the valve cover gaskets, a new secondary air pump relay, and an oil change. Accompanying service records show work previously carried out by Mercedes-Benz of Northwest Arkansas.

This sale will include a set of two keys, owner’s manuals, service records, and a clean title in the original owner’s name.  A low-mileage one-owner example of a very underrated AMG model, this C32 AMG would make a fine addition to any Mercedes collection or enthusiast's driveway.

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Comments (33)

  • PlaPan (seller) 1 day, 11 hoursago

    @JoeyBenz - I appreciate your thoughts - unfortunately it comes with the territory of listing on an online auction - most of the people asking many questions do not bid and do not have interest in actually buying anything.

  • JoeyBenz (registered bidder) 1 weekago

    @PlaPan this is why I’m afraid of listing any of my cars on PCar or bat when you get clowns like this guy asking general questions about your car which anyone should know,and doing a little research on your own couldn’t hurt and would save a lot of time if you were a real buyer

  • $15,200 offer from Fayetteville, NC (28301) 3 monthsago

    Offer in the amount of $15,200

  • flmotorcars 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $14,750

  • ColnagoC64 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $14,250

  • kenljosef 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $14,000

  • flmotorcars 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $13,000

  • kenljosef 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $12,000

  • RobertDenton5615 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,750

  • kenljosef 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • Cderrico 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,750

  • ColnagoC64 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,250

  • kenljosef 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • ColnagoC64 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • kenljosef 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $8,250

  • RobertDenton5615 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,750

  • kenljosef 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • RobertDenton5615 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,500

  • ColnagoC64 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,250

  • stockxgarage 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $6,000

  • RobertDenton5615 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • howiepenny 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,750

  • RobertDenton5615 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,500

  • elinmueller 3 months, 1 weekago

    Owned one of these year ago, and was still just one of the best AMGs. It just felt nimble and fun. Everything seems to be in order here. Looking forward to seeing it sell.

  • ColnagoC64 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,250

  • PlaPan (seller) 3 months, 1 weekago

    @Paintcan6 - located in Baldwin NY 11510.

  • Paintcan6 (registered bidder) 3 months, 1 weekago

    Please tell me where in ny car is located

  • RobertDenton5615 3 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $4,000

  • PlaPan (seller) 3 months, 1 weekago

    Undercarriage pictures have been added to the listing.

  • PlaPan (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @sjg507 - will do.

  • sjg507 (registered bidder) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    Please post undercarriage pics. Thank you.

  • PlaPan (seller) 3 months, 2 weeksago

    @Artdeckco I appreciate the kind words - it is an outstanding example of a low mileage C32.

    Answers to your questions below.

    Have the brake pads ever been replaced?

    - Front pads may have been done once - rears pads are most likely are original - all normal for a very lightly driven 21k mile car.

    Have the strut cartridges been replaced?

    - They are original - no reason for replacement at 21k miles - it rides as it did in 2002.

    Have the tires ever been replaced?

    - It is on it's second set of Michelins - as mentioned in the listing they should be replaced if you plan to actively drive the car due to age.

    Are the rear seats heated?

    - No

    Are there any chips in the windshield?

    - No

    this is 2-wheel rear drive, correct?

    - Yes

    Do you know the tire sizes front and back?

    - Factory tire sizes which are 225/45/17 and 245/40/17

    Is it currently inspected?

    - No

    Do you know the curb weight?

    3540 lbs

    Are you willing to provide story behind such few miles put on this car?

    Not much of a story - the original owner was an older woman who did not drive much.

    If anyone would like to discuss in detail or see the car in person feel free to contact me directly - thanks.

  • Artdeckco 3 months, 2 weeksago

    It looks as if you have taken spectacular care of this Mercedes. I have just a few questions apologize if the answers are in the service records, but it's just easier to ask than to fumble through all of those.

    Have the brake pads ever been replaced?
    Have the strut cartridges been replaced?
    Have the tires ever been replaced?
    Are the rear seats heated?
    Are there any chips in the windshield?
    Do you know the tread depth in _/32"
    this is 2-wheel rear drive, correct?
    Do you know the tire sizes front and back?
    Is it currently inspected?
    Do you know the curb weight?
    Are you willing to provide story behind such few miles put on this car?

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DT: 21k-Mile One-Owner 2002 Mercedes-Benz W203 C32 AMG
Buy Now: $18,500 Current Offer: $15,200