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Reasonably priced W210 E55

Discussion in 'Spotted on eBay!' started by bob6600, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. bob6600

    bob6600 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    117k miles, need to see interior pics but for a facelift model with FSH it's not bad for under £4k. Most are advertising around £6k for these and some are P/F

    Mercedes e55 amg 2001 auto stunning example px welcome full service history | eBay


    Datacard
    Identification number: WDB2100742A756789 2
    Chassis

    Sales designation: E55
    Order number: 0 8 537 32678
    Delivery date: 10 09 1998
    Paint code 1: 744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010
    Equipment: 588A EXCL. ALPACA GRAY/SLATE GRAY D/ALCANTARA S LEATHER
    Engine no.: 113980 60 004989
    Transmission: 722636 01 121458
    SA code
    213 PARAMETER STEERING
    241 FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
    249 INSIDE AND OUTSIDE MIRROR AUTOMATIC DIMMING
    275 MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STRG. COL., MIRROR)
    345 RAIN SENSOR
    423 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
    461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
    472 ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP)
    500 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR LH AND RH FOLDING
    543 SUN VISOR WITH MAKE-UP MIRROR L. AND R., BE-
    551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
    570 FOLDING ARMREST, FRONT
    580A LEATHER, CONDOR
    581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
    588A EXCL. ALPACA GRAY/SLATE GRAY D/ALCANTARA S LEATHER
    600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
    611 EXIT LIGHTS FOR DRIVER DOORS
    617 XENON HEADLAMPS, LEFT-HAND TRAFFIC
    668 PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES WITH TIE-DOWN HOOK
    673 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY
    691 BLUE HEAT-INSULATING GLASS ALL-AROUND, GLASS REAR
    744 DARK BLUE SOFT TOP FABRIC 5010
    753 RADIO MB AUDIO 10 CC WITH VK/RDS
    772 AMG STYLING PACKAGE-FRONT SPOILER, SIDE SKIRT
    774 SHELL MODIFICATION FOR AMG-WHEELS
    809 113.9__ - 19960618 - AEJ 06/1/M/X
    809 722.6__ - 19960119 - AEJ 06/1/M/X
    809 210____ - 19960905 - AEJ 98/1/X
    810 SOUND SYSTEM
    817 ALARM SIREN FOR THEFT WARNING SYSTEM
    833 INVALID/GREAT BRITAIN,ADDITIONAL PARTS
    873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
    877 READING LAMP IN THE REAR
    882 INTERIOR SAFEGUARD
    910 DYNAMO WITH HIGHER CAPACITY (FFO)
    915 FUEL TANK WITH LARGER CAPACITY
    954 EQUIPMENT PACKAGE FOR AVANTGARDE VEHICLES
    984 COC DOC., DELETION OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOC.
    Other
    Lamps: HELLA
     
  2. KillerHERTZ

    KillerHERTZ Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks ok from a distance (unable to see rust) in the photos however the front passenger side headlight has a large gap above it. Maybe had a knock?
     
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    bob6600

    bob6600 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Maybe. The bonnet hinges can be a pain on these tho. When mine doesn't lock down fully, it leaves a gap similar to that
     
  4. renault12ts

    renault12ts Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The headlamp unit is attached to the wing...how come such a gap?
     
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    bob6600 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Fair point. I looked at the first pic when I made the comment. Looking at the second front-view pic, it does look pushed back.
     
  6. Auto-mobile

    Auto-mobile Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If you managed to get it for 3.5k it's still a cheap facelift e55, even if rotten.

    Don't see many on the market at all.
     
  7. roger574

    roger574 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    If it is a good one, snap it up at that price!

    I started looking for one back in September 2015 and it took me until February 2016 to find it.

    However, I'm puzzled to see some of the cars that were for sale 15 months ago are still being advertised online. Many are below £7k and I can't believe all of them are sheds? I can understand the £10k+ ones still sitting there as that's getting in to W211 E55K territory...
     
  8. MikeInWimbledon

    MikeInWimbledon Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Certainly does look a bargain, but would need to have a drive / see the service history / look at the inside.

    I've had both the W210 E55 and the V8 (but not E55) S211

    But have you driven the W211 ? For £8k you'd get a much more modern looking / driving car. It's worth the comparison, if you haven't tried it.

    Like this one:

    2004 04-Reg Mercedes E55 AMG Auto,MASSIVE SPEC,FULL MERCEDES HISTORY!!!
     
  9. Pathewolf

    Pathewolf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's a great price if it is a good one! Why is the car so far away and why no interior or engine bay shots?? Poor effort sales wise :fail
     
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    Mrhanky Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    It's not a great car I looked at that for Gav when he was looking. It's not really bad but needs money spent on it.
     
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    Pathewolf Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thought as much from looking at the clouded lenses, not always indicative but suggests the car has not been in tip top condition for a while!
     
  12. alabbasi

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    If going to look, pay attention to front end as this is about the mileage where everything needs rebuilding. If it feels like the wheels are out of balanced, it's probably the control arm bushing and unless you have a decent shop press or the factory tools, you'll need to buy control arms which were about $600 pair when I bought mine a couple of years ago.

    Shocks, ball joints and tie rods will all need replacing. If you hear a rattle from the front, check the sway bar bushings. All parts places specify bushings with W210 part numbers but those are not correct for the E55 sway bar. You'll need the ones from a W140 S500 which are bigger.

    Engine mounts also tend to collapse at this mileage. Not a bad job on the lift, not so fun on the floor. The mounts are not expensive but if you have a bad one, it could cause the fan to drive into the radiator which is not cheap (as me how I know) as it's E55 specific.

    The M113 engine can suffer from sludge build up. MB started using fleece filters for extended service mileage. I try to change my oil with Mobile 1 every 6000 because it's cheap insurance. I did purchase another more neglected E55 last year and the oil filter looked like this so open the oil and have a peak inside to look at the inside.

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    Check condition of drive belt and fan clutch as they can go bad. If you replace the drive belt, replace the idler pulley at the same time as they can come apart when tension from a new belt is applied. All pretty cheap parts.

    Spark plugs will also be due, they're not cheap (about $6 each) and you need a special wrench to pull the boots off. The car requires 16 plugs.

    Electric window switch packs tend to break and so do the window regulator, if you need to replace the regulator, get a hot glue gun or some epoxy because I guarantee that you'll break every tab on the interior door panel.

    Dash pixels also fail but aside from that, maintenance for these cars is mostly tires, brake pads and oil changes.

    Good luck in your search.
     
  13. gurpz

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    Something don't seem quite right with this one if the delivery date was 10 09 1998 how can it be a facelift even if it was late registered and also why does it have a facelift Elegance grill and rear lights. :dk:
     
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