When it rains, it pours. For a vehicle that North American only saw 192 of, I have come across three W211 Mercedes-Benz E55 Estates for sale in less than three weeks. Last week it was a 2005 in The Hamptons that needed some help and the week before that it was an even rarer 2006 also in New York that was replaced by a Ferrari FF. Today, we have another 2005 that is up for sale in sunny Jacksonville, Florida that thankfully looks to be in prime shape. This S211 painted in Brilliant Silver Metallic checks in with 145,000 miles and thanks to a few little Mercedes software tricks, has some nice little features that I don’t see all that often.
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Model: E55 AMG Estate
Engine: 5.4 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 145,100 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction
Mercedes E55 estate wagon being offered for sale.
1 of 192 imported to USA
All maintenance up to date, owned by MB Master service advisor.
Matching set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
Slightly lowered using SDS.
SBC hold feature activated (holds brake pedal at idle like newer MBs)
Xenons, heated and cooled seats, keyless go, third row option, sat radio, 6 disc changer, Bluetooth streaming, Mb phone system.
Call for more information 904.537.8006
Even with the 145,000 miles, I am not seeing anything that jumps at me that would cause concern. Granted, the information and any photos are pretty light on this one, but seeing as the owner is a Mercedes dealer service advisor, I trust that there are no ghosts in the closet. Because the owner is awfully close with dealership technicians, he used the Mercedes Star Diagnosis System (SDS) to lower the car slightly via the Airmatic suspension. The owner also utilized the SDS to add the ”auto hold” feature on the brakes. I didn’t even know this was possible on the W211, but since it does have the Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC) system, I guess it makes sense. Inside the car, everything looks as it should and nothing jumps out at me.
It looks like the owner is running this auction at no reserve and I have to admit, that is pretty brave of him. Selling high horsepower, niche cars in the dead of winter right before Christmas probably isn’t great timing if you want to most potential buyers possible in an auction setting. The $18,900 starting price is more than fair and it hasn’t gone unnoticed judging by the 20 or so watchers on it already. If I had to guess, anywhere north of $25,000 would probably be ideal for the seller and a fair price for the buyer. If someone manages to sang this in the low $20,000 range, I’d say they got a steal.