A running, driving Mercedes AMG car for 200 bucks, how did I do it?

I was always taught that if a car runs and drives it’s worth $500 no matter what. My latest car purchase takes that saying to a whole new level.

In this video on my LegitStreetCars YouTube channel, I take everyone on a journey to figure out how I bought a running, driving, clean title, clean carfax 1999 Mercedes-Benz C43 AMG for only $200. Yes that’s two hundred dollars, the cost of the new Mercedes battery in the trunk of my new car. A friend pointed out I spent 66 cents per horsepower, which is a neat way to look at it.

For those not too familiar with the C43, it’s ok, it’s a pretty rare car. They were made from 1998-2000 and only 1,500 were produced for the US. They were the first AMG cars Mercedes made after buying out AMG, who was previously a separate Mercedes tuner company. The C43 is a RWD sedan with a 4.3 liter V8 making 302 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque. It was good for a 5.8 second 0-60 and, in 2017, Mercedes brought the C43 back with a 3.0 twin turbo V6 with 362 horsepower and AWD.

In this video you will see some of the “unique” body modifications one of the previous 10 owners performed on this car. Yes, according to the Carfax, this AMG has had 10 owners. I show footage of the first time I saw the car and show you everything I’ve found wrong with it, so far. I’m going to need everyone’s help with this one, as I really don’t know what to do with this car. Restore it, build it, cut the roof off and hook up a 200 shot of nitrous, the possibilities are endless.

Any ideas?

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