Cheaper With Mods: 2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG
The W210 chassis was marketed by Mercedes-Benz with the as the E-class from 1995-2002. It offered an expensive and elite ride for the wealthy and well-to-do. Mercedes offered some versions with 6-cylinder engines where the E stands for executive, but in 1998 the E for eggads my spleen just ruptured AMG version was released. Today’s version is cosmetically modified with some interesting choices, but the price is right. Find this 2001 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG offered for $5,800 in Arrowhead Lakes, AZ via craigslist. Tip from Cory.
From the seller:
2001 Mercedes-Benz E 55 AMG
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
I have owned and pampered this car for 9 years. It drives like the racing machine it was designed to be. You can see from the photos, the original AMG wheels have been powder coated. The original seat covering has been replaced with a faux ostrich. The thermostat and water pump were recently replaced and it blows nice cold air. I have included the VIN# so it can be confirmed there have been no accidents.
The paint has some minor blemishes
One of the aftermarket brake lights is sporadic (maybe a loose wire)
The heated seats and lower lumbar support controls are inoperable.
I still love the car and will miss its power. I just got a whim for something newer.
See a better way to drive something black and modified? firstname.lastname@example.org
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These are great cars, the last of the overbuilt Mercedes. Very comfortable and very capable. This would make for a great 1 car garage, if you found some OEM taillights and put the wheels back to stock.
I’d swap out for *real* ostrich, but I’m funny that way.
Wheels are stock, but just painted 44k gold!
Actually the E55 was first offered in the USA in 1999.
In 1998, if one went to a US Mercedes dealership, the only AMG model available was the C43. And approx. 550 were offered for sale in 1998. That works out to about ONE per dealership (with some of the larger dealerships allocated TWO) for the entire model year! Few realize how exclusive and rare the early corporate AMGs were. Compare that to nowadays, where every Mercedes model (14?) has an AMG version, and about 45 thousand! are sold each year.