Help pricing my CLS55 AMG Eurocharged spec

TheAnimal

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Hi guys,

I'm going to advertise my beloved CLS55 soon and I'm not sure what to price it at - any feedback would be appreciated!

Below is a draft advert - mechanically the car needs nothing, and as you can see no expense has been spared to bring this car to peak state.

What I do not have is the original options list. Does anyone know how I can find this please?

Many thanks in advance.

Rehan


Summary

  • 2005 Mercedes CLS55 AMG
  • Current mileage 75,800.
  • MOT expires 20 May 2018.
  • One previous Lady owner.
  • Owned by myself for 3 years.
  • Full MB and Specialist History.
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres have plenty of tread.
  • New EBC Yellowstuff pads all round being fitted next week.
  • Geo by Centre Gravity.
  • Fully detailed by Ed at Divine Detail (right down to the numberplate bulb level!).
  • Never tracked and no accidents.
  • Maintained to the highest standard with no expense spared.
  • Needs nothing at all right now mechanically and drives beautifully.

Service History

  • 29 Apr 2005 - Registered new.
  • 30 Jan 2006 - Service at Bentley Edinburgh (9,626 miles).
  • 27 Nov 2008 - Service at MB Manchester (29,103 miles).
  • 29 Mar 2010 - Service at MB Stockport (36,488 miles).
  • 30 Oct 2012 - Service at Hanstons Cheshire (47,422 miles).
  • 19 Feb 2014 - Service at Hanstons Cheshire (53,950 miles).
  • 23 May 2014 - I purchased the car from Motorhouse Shipley.
  • 12 Nov 2015 - Service at Eurocharged Watford (63,704 miles).
  • 04 Oct 2016 - Service at Eurocharged Watford - Service A including Engine mounts and Boot wiring £1,431 (73,000 miles).
  • 08 May 2017 - MOT at STS Bedford.

Additional Maintenance and Upgrades

I have a severe case of OCD so have spared no expense in order to keep the car looking and running as new. All of the below is fully documented. I also had the car tuned by Eurocharged Watford in Sep 2015 - I have a receipt for £3400 of work but not an itemised breakdown.

  • 07 Jun 2014 - New OEM wheel nuts (£149.52).
  • 16 Aug 2014 - Full Geo at Center Gravity (£322.88).
  • 17 Oct 2014 - New OEM windscreen by Glasstec / Glassman (£460).
  • 08 Nov 2014 - New brakes all round - Pagid discs with EBC Yellow stuff pads (over £650 fitted).
  • 08 Nov 2014 - New Bosch S4 battery.
  • 06 Dec 2014 - Oil and filter change at STS Bedford (£100).
  • 28 Feb 2015 - New OEM front battery (£88).
  • 04 Mar 2015 - New OEM alternator (£440).
  • 13 May 2015 - Custom X pipe and Secondary De-cat by EMP Performance St. Albans (£480).
  • 23 Sep 2015 - Eurocharged Tuning (£3,400). LSD, SLR gearbox software, ECU remap, bigger Supercharger pulley, etc. Dyno shows 533hp and 600lbs torque.
  • 18 Dec 2015 - 4 New tyres (Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 M0).
  • 23 Jul 2016 - New OEM Wheel arch film - applied after detail (£50).
  • 29 Jul 2016 - Full detail by Divine Detail - Kamikaze coating to bodywork, wheels and trim, Gliptone leather, Angel wax H2Go & GTechniq Smart Fabric (£550).
  • 01 Aug 2016 - Replaced one rear tyre due to small bulge (Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2).
  • 23 May 2017 - New EBC brake pads all round plus OEM brake fluid change (£TBC).

Known Issues

  1. Drivers side lumbar support has a very slow leak. Eurocharged took the seat apart and recommended against changing the bladder unit due to cost - they suggested just re-inflating using the seat button when you need it. Personally I do not inflate the support as it causes me back pain!

That's all - just one minor issue! :)

Extras

  1. All invoices and receipts provided in a folder.
  2. All manuals in MB wallet including Europe COMAND DVD.
  3. Both keys provided.


















 

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Datacard for vehicle identification number: WDD2193762A026687
Engine number ... 113990 60 042672 Front axle 1 ....
Sales des. ...... CLS 55 AMG Radio unit no. .. BE703951112666
Order number .... 0 5 537 82608 Rear axle 1 .....
Production order Rear axle 2 .....
Transmission .... 722643 06 036164 Cab .............
Vehicle title no. Platform ........
Power take-off .. VIN .............
Front tire 1 .... Trailer hitch ...
Front tire 2 .... Steering ........
Rear tire 1 ..... Equipment ....... 281A
Rear tire 2 ..... Paint/code 1 .... 775U
Order number 1 .. Paint/code 2 ....
Rims ............ Paint/code 3 ....
Lamps ........... Paint/code 4 ....
Windshield wipers Paint/code 5 ....
Order number 2 .. Door lock .......
Speed. corr. .... Steering lock ...
Transmission lock
Tank lock .......
Delivery date ... 8 050414
SA code:
205B OWNERS MANUAL AND SERVICE RECORD - ENGLISH
220 PARKTRONIC SYSTEM (PTS)
221B SIGN COOLANT/REFUELING - ENGLISH
241 FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
250B MOBILO LIFE/EUROPE SERVICE PACKAGE
275 MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STRG. COL., MIRROR)
280A LEATHER
281A LEATHER - BLACK/ANTHRACITE
283B AIRBAGLABLE - ENGLISH
293 SIDEBAG IN REAR LEFT AND RIGHT
36N STEUERCODE WERK SINDELFINGEN/GRAZ
386 MOBILE PRE.-INSTALLATION (MTUS)
404 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT LEFT
405 MULTI-CONTOUR SEAT, FRONT RIGHT
423 5-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
46N STEUERCODE WERK SINDELFINGEN/GRAZ
475 TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR (TPM) HIGH LINE/MID LINE
489 AIRMATIC DUAL CONTROL / AIR SUSPENSION SEMI-ACTIVE
500 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR LH AND RH FOLDING
527 COMAND DVD APS WITH NAVIGATION
537L GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
573 CHILD SEAT MOUNTING, ISOFIX IN REAR
581 AUTOMATIC CLIMATE CONTROL
5XXL EUROPE
600 HEADLAMPS - CLEANING EQUIPMENT
616 BI-XENON HEADLICHT W.ACTVIE CURVELIGHT LEFT-DRIVE
666 PRODUCT PROT.F.TRANSPORT VEH. W/O TIE-DOWN HOOKS
772 AMG STYLING PACKAGE-FRONT SPOILER, SIDE SKIRT
775U BRIGHT SILVER METALLIC CLEAR COAT PAINT
786 AMG DOUBLE-SPOKE WHEELS 18" WITH MIXED TIRES
805 YEAR OF MODIFICATION
819 CD CHANGER
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
875 HEATED SCREEN WASH SYSTEM
882 INTERIOR SAFEGUARD
885 HIGHTEN THEFT PROTECTION
889 KEYLESS - GO
983 COC PAPER EURO 4 TECHNOLOGY W/O REG. CERT. PART II
989 IDENTIFICATION LABEL UNDER WINDSHIELD
H07 TRIM PIECES - WOOD ZEN BROWN - FINELINE
M001 ENGINES WITH SUPERCHARGER
M113 V8-GASOLINE ENGINE M113
M55 CAPACITY 5,5 LITRE
U18 AUTOMATIC CHILD SEAT RECOGNITATION (AKSE)
 

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That looks lovely. I especially like the fact that you have kept the correct 18" AMG IV wheels. I'd imagine that you should offer it for £12500 and take £11500

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Many thanks for the prompt responses and data card details guys!

I just remembered the front two keyless handles don't work (I use the key fob). I paid Eurocharged to order them from MB but they went out of business before they arrived! Still trying to get my money back.
 

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Many thanks for the prompt responses and data card details guys!

I just remembered the front two keyless handles don't work (I use the key fob). I paid Eurocharged to order them from MB but they went out of business before they arrived! Still trying to get my money back.
Wave goodbye to getting a penny back from E.C Watford.
Some people lost a fortune, along with parts removed from their cars.
A very dodgy operation all round.
 
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Lovely properly cared for Car Glwts
Thanks. I want it to go to an enthusiast who appreciates what it is and what I've done to it. Worst case I'll SOR it with the dealer. Don't really want to stick it on Autotrader.
 

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Wave goodbye to getting a penny back from E.C Watford.
Some people lost a fortune, along with parts removed from their cars.
A very dodgy operation all round.
As many people, myself included, found to their cost..if you paid Eurocharged for the parts using a credit card I'd advise speaking to your bank as they may well be able to help.
 

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Thanks. I want it to go to an enthusiast who appreciates what it is and what I've done to it. Worst case I'll SOR it with the dealer. Don't really want to stick it on Autotrader.
Why not advertise it here? It's looks a nice example and they are becoming sought after. I'd say it could easily make £13/14K. Good luck whichever way you go.
 
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Why not advertise it here? It's looks a nice example and they are becoming sought after. I'd say it could easily make £13/14K. Good luck whichever way you go.
Many thanks. Yes I will advertise it here after I get the pads and fluid changed next week.
 

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You could try putting your vehicle details in the autotrader valuation online website, for a subjective price...
 

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Any valuation guide is pointless on a modded car, not that there is anything wrong with what you've done to it but it narrows an already narrow market and in the normal market that really hurts the value.

A 'normal' dealer likely wouldn't be interested or will offer you an insulting price as they may have trouble selling it as most buyers would be put off by any mods.

The market for you're car is on enthusiast forums and then you just need to find a buyer who appreciates what you've done and prepared to pay extra for mods they may have done themselves.

Given the popularity of the CLS and the history of modding the 55K I'm sure you'll have no problem finding that someone but a value is even more so than normal what someone is prepared to pay for it. I would've thought what Lenny suggested is a fair asking price and then cross your fingers.
 

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Any valuation guide is pointless on a modded car, not that there is anything wrong with what you've done to it but it narrows an already narrow market and in the normal market that really hurts the value.

A 'normal' dealer likely wouldn't be interested or will offer you an insulting price as they may have trouble selling it as most buyers would be put off by any mods.

The market for you're car is on enthusiast forums and then you just need to find a buyer who appreciates what you've done and prepared to pay extra for mods they may have done themselves.

Given the popularity of the CLS and the history of modding the 55K I'm sure you'll have no problem finding that someone but a value is even more so than normal what someone is prepared to pay for it. I would've thought what Lenny suggested is a fair asking price and then cross your fingers.
Absolutely! Hence my point on response 4. The external market (i.e. autotrader etc) has these offered at 12500 to 13500. A tuned one, despite you spending well in it, adds no value to it.

Speaking for myself - I have modified and tuned loads of cars that I have bought through the years, but I would never buy one that someone else had modified : I just wouldn't trust it had been done right and that the components were what I would have chosen.

Additionally it would always be in the back of my mind regarding what extra abuse the car may have suffered or extra stress non upgraded components have had due to the modifications.

I would really have to know the car and the owner very well before I'd even consider buying a modified car. I may be alone, but I think at resale a modified car is a turn off to most people.

Not trying to be contentious or detract from your car - it looks gorgeous and is a credit to you. [emoji106]



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Absolutely! Hence my point on response 4. The external market (i.e. autotrader etc) has these offered at 12500 to 13500. A tuned one, despite you spending well in it, adds no value to it.

Speaking for myself - I have modified and tuned loads of cars that I have bought through the years, but I would never buy one that someone else had modified : I just wouldn't trust it had been done right and that the components were what I would have chosen.

Additionally it would always be in the back of my mind regarding what extra abuse the car may have suffered or extra stress non upgraded components have had due to the modifications.

I would really have to know the car and the owner very well before I'd even consider buying a modified car. I may be alone, but I think at resale a modified car is a turn off to most people.

Not trying to be contentious or detract from your car - it looks gorgeous and is a credit to you. [emoji106]



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When you say you have modified and tuned loads of cars, did you do it all yourself or you ordered the parts and had them fitted by a garage? Which is no different to what the majority of other owners do? How could the cars be so different they put you off? :dk:
 

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I've done both - depended on the car and if I'd have fun learning or just wanted a result.


Chassis stuff - (coilovers - corner weight setup on some / adjustable damper / spring, geometry changes, bushings, roll bars etc on others), big brake kit replacements, exhausts, intercoolers, ECU - remapping (simple as ECU map reflash using standard stage tunes up to openECU playing around with maps and on-line telemetry) and other stuff.

Effectively at one point in my life I enjoyed tuning and car set up as a hobby and at other times of my life I had to augment or modify cars because I did lots of track stuff (I used to live 3hrs from the nordschleife).

I guess the difference, and I see your point, was that I got to choose the components, any companys engineering help that I was going to use as part of my overall goals for the car, which company I wanted to build a relationship with and how I perhaps wanted the work done.

Most folks I know who have been modifying cars for a while, generally have an idea of how they would like a car to behave for the scenario they are building it for, they know the tradeoffs and balancing act that they are working in and make their choices on that - and it's quite a personal thing.

So buying a pre-modified car - even if the previous work is great and the component quality is good still may mean that I'd be undoing some of it to start again for my personal direction rather than with the compromises the previous owner made.. in which case why pay a premium? Just start with a standard well maintained car?

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Any valuation guide is pointless on a modded car, not that there is anything wrong with what you've done to it but it narrows an already narrow market and in the normal market that really hurts the value.

A 'normal' dealer likely wouldn't be interested or will offer you an insulting price as they may have trouble selling it as most buyers would be put off by any mods.

The market for you're car is on enthusiast forums and then you just need to find a buyer who appreciates what you've done and prepared to pay extra for mods they may have done themselves.

Given the popularity of the CLS and the history of modding the 55K I'm sure you'll have no problem finding that someone but a value is even more so than normal what someone is prepared to pay for it. I would've thought what Lenny suggested is a fair asking price and then cross your fingers.
This is it in a nutshell.

Having sold my modded E55K, there is a small but strong market for these 55K-based cars and your car appears to be at the upper end of the market.
 

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