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Mercedes-Benz E Class… King of the Golf Course

Which would you choose? W124 or W210?

We’ve owned both – A W124 E220 2.2 litre, and a W210 E55 AMG 5.5 litre V8. But what’s the difference?

One of these cars was built properly in 1995, did 92,000 miles and didn’t rust away at all…

The other was built poorly in 1999 and by 2015 was showing 118,000 miles and rust or rot on every single panel.

One of these cars feels solid, dependable, reliable and like it’ll run forever.

The other feels like something else is going to break every time you drive it.

One of these cars feels regal, refined and well planted.

The other feels like a bat out of hell when you unleash the potential of the 5.5 V8 monster under the bonnet.

Horses for courses. Golf courses, in fact.

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155mph never looked so good

1999 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
(More photos coming soon)
5.4 V8, 355bhp, 0-60 in 5.4 seconds, top speed 155mph (electronically limited)
Will have 12 months MOT
Lots of documentation
£5450ono
OVERVIEW:
Registered on a V registration number but with a private plate included in the sale (valued at £290 by Elite Registrations)
115,000 miles with good history. 5 Owners from new.
The first owner of the car decided not to go for the usual Black or Silver that most W210 E55 cars were ordered in, and chose the rare Designo Purple edition.
I do not know how many of these were made, but I haven’t seen another one. If you know something about this, I’d love to hear from you. This could well be the only one left?
INTERIOR:
– Excellently preserved Designo edition leather interior, with all the toys
– See list from factory below for full spec
EXTERIOR:
– Rusty arches have been professionally dealt with. If you know these W210’s, you’ll know they’re very prone to rust. This car has had extensive work done to bring it back to it’s former glory
– Factory correct staggered 18inch AMG Alloy wheels will be refurbished before sale
– See list from factory below for full spec
ENGINE:
– The awesome 5.4 V8 naturally aspirated unit
– Excellent service record
– Engine works as it should – this thing is hellishly fast.
BAD BITS:
– One key
FULL LIST OF SPEC FROM THE FACTORY (CAN BE FOUND USING BUILD NUMBER):
021 DESIGNO – LEATHER
022 DESIGNO – DECORATIVE TRIM
304 ODDMENTS TRAY, FRONT WITH SOCKET
345 RAIN SENSOR
461 INSTRUMENT WITH MILES IND. AND ENGLISH LEGEND
500 OUTSIDE REAR VIEW MIRROR LH AND RH FOLDING
551 ANTI-THEFT/ANTI-BREAK-IN WARNING SYSTEM
600 HEADLAMPS – CLEANING EQUIPMENT
668 PACKAGING FOR SHIPPING VEHICLES WITH TIE-DOWN HOOK
691 BLUE HEAT-INSULATING GLASS ALL-AROUND, GLASS REAR
809 AEJ 06/1/M/X
873 SEAT HEATER FOR LEFT AND RIGHT FRONT SEATS
877 READING LAMP IN THE REAR
882 INTERIOR SAFEGUARD
984 COC DOC., DELETION OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION DOC.
W07 WOOD DESIGN, MAGIC EYES, DESIGNO-PURPLE
X54 LEATHER, DESIGNO-PURPLE, TWO-COLOR
Z98 PAINTWORK OUTSIDE SAMPLE CARD
241 FRONT SEAT LH ELECTRIC ADJUSTABLE WITH MEMORY
275 MEMORY PACKAGE (DRIVER SEAT, STRG. COL., MIRROR)
600 HEADLAMPS – CLEANING EQUIPMENT
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