For as bland and as boring as Mercedes-Benz can be with some of the color combinations, every once in awhile they’ll give us something that shows they still have a little bit of style. The W210 E-Class was pretty notorious for being offered in nothing but earth tones, especially the beige on beige examples. What we have here today is a 2001 E430 from the swanky minds at the designo department who offered up a color combination of Mocco Black Metallic over a Nappa Nubuck leather interior with natural elm wood trim. Even better, it has the classic 18″ Monoblock wheels and just 75,000 miles. To top it off, it’s had a single family ownership and service records from new.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 on eBay
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 75,000 mi
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Price: No Reserve Auction
Selling my rare 2001 Mercedes-Benz E-430 that has 75,000 miles on it with AMG Monoblocks with brand new Michelin tires. The interior is immaculate and has a rare color. The exterior is immaculate as well, i would say 8.5/10. This car was my dad’s that was given to him by his law firm and was always serviced at a Mercedes-Benz dealership every single time. It was mostly a weekend car hence the low miles. Depending on where you live on the east coast I can deliver the vehicle free of charge.
The seller notes that the car was a gift to his father from his father’s law firm, which says a lot about successful law firms. Although I think I’d rather have the money if this car was the other option. Back to the car, the Mocco Black has a bunch of metallic in it and seems to have a little lighter hue than the standard black offered by Mercedes. But we are here for the inside of this car which I am just all about. Nappa Nubuck is rarely seen at all on these W210 interiors, but when it is, it just screams at you. Add in the bright natural elm wood, is this is an interior with character. Thankfully this car looks well taken care of, because I’m sure if it was neglected it would not react well.
I’m curious to see where the bidding ends here. This car was listed for a month at various Buy It Now prices over $15,000 and didn’t have any takers. It looks like it is running auction-style now and the reserve is met, so it seems to be going to find a new home if the winning bidder doesn’t disappear. I think it is going to land in the low teens, which is obviously E55 money, but when are you going to see one of these again? I think if you really like the W210, this is one to overpay a little for.