Here's what John found out when he talked to Brian Klas, head of the C Class group for MBUSA in NJ today:
C Coupe was introduced for first time with the 2000 model year.
The following figures are from the introduction thru 2/3/05:
Total C Coupes to date: 30,000
Total manual transmission C Coupes to date: 3,300 (11%)
Total C Coupes this year to date: 50
Total C230 Coupes to date: 24,600
Total manual transmission C Coupes to date: 3,200
Total C320 Coupes to date: 2,400 (Rare!!)
Total manual transmission C320 Coupes to date: 30 (Very Rare!!)
Total Citron Green C Coupes with automatic transmission (all engine sizes): 4
Total Citron Green C Coupes with manual transmission (all engine sizes): 1 (THAT'S MY "KERMIT"!!!!)
Brian told him that "she has a very rare car - the only one of its kind - the rarest of the rare:. He also said the color was only in the US because one of the MBUSA VP's fell in love with the color and ordered that it be made available in the US. Citron Green was the rarest color in the MB lineup.
These are official records from MBUSA - 2/3/05
WOW ! ! ! ! ! !
(Our son said we outght to put Kermit in the Barrett-Jackson auction!! just kidding of course)