2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Well, that didn’t take long. For years, I’ve been trying to predict a more expensive future for the W210 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG and it sure seems to be coming true. The really prime examples are bringing crazy money and it sure seems dealers are suddenly now chasing them. This 2001 model-year example up for sale in California sure seems to be that following that trend with just 34k miles and what appears to be outstanding conditioning; at least, at first glance. Let’s take a look.

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Year: 2001
Model: E55 AMG
VIN: WDBJF74J81B253991
Engine: 5.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 34,139 mi
Location: Costa Mesa, California
Price: $59,995 Buy It Now

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E55 AMG
2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
Collector Quality
Came from a Mercedes Collector
Great Color Combo
Only 34k Original Miles

Hot tip of the day. If you are ever interested in a car, Google the VIN. You never know what you might find. Thanks to the ad still being up and Google images cache, this example had some ghastly aftermarket wheels as well as some very dark window tint. Also it shows the car being listed for $16,600 with the same exact mileage. So this dealer sourced some factory wheels, pulled the window tint, took some nice photos, and cranked the price up $43,000. Yeah. Even worse, that driver’s seat is a little worn for just 34,000 miles.

Say what you want about this business, but it isn’t really hard to find history if you know how to work the internet. And for $60,000, you’d think they fix the engine cover and at least spend $250 for a second key for the a $43,000 profit they’re looking to make.

– Andrew

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5 Comments

  1. Few phrases invoke such confidence as “Central Florida Automotive.”

  2. So true jchouston!

    I really liked this generation e55. NA V8, light weight, kinda ugly. I say liked because they used to be cheap, as in <$15k. Now they are silly money like most other things.

  3. W210 and other MB products of that era really are ugly ducklings I’m afraid. They very clearly made a choice after the over-engineered W140, W124, R129 etc cars to put profitability ahead of absolute quality. This was the era of the Chrysler merger recall as well. Case in point, look at that driver seat with 34k versus a W124 with 200k miles. Sorry…but these are fine hoopties, but certainly have no real status in the MB pantheon of greatness!

  4. I have to disagree Anthony. They do belong in the “pantheon of greatness”, as you say, because this was the first AMG (along with the C36/43) that brought AMG products to the masses. Before this, AMG cars were all special order cars and extremely expensive.

  5. There is no way that is a 34k mile car. The front and rear seats are too discolored and worn. And, I agree, the W210 are ugly.

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