This 2001 Mercedes-Benz E430 shows just 77k miles on the odometer with Missouri registration from new through all three owners. Finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744) over Gray Leather (218), this E-Class is powered by a 4.3-liter M113 V8 which is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Features include heated power adjustable front seats with three-position memory, automatic climate control, an electric tilt/slide glass sunroof, cruise control and a Bose audio system. Recent maintenance included new accessory belts along with an AC recharge. This E430 is now being offered for sale with service history dating back to 2013, manufacturer's literature, original tool kit, first aid kit, two keys, a clean Carfax, and a clean Missouri title.
The exterior of this car is finished in Brilliant Metallic (744) with chrome trim found on the door handles, beltline and both front and rear bumpers. The paint is in good condition with no rust present. The seller notes that the front bumper has previously received a respray. Exterior features include integrated front fog lamps, auto dimming mirrors and a power tilt/slide glass sunroof. Some minor paint imperfections have been documented by the seller in the photo gallery below.
The cabin is upholstered in Gray Leather (218) with Burl Walnut wood trim accenting the center console, dashboard and door panels. Amenities include heated power adjustable front seats with three-position memory, power windows, a garage door opener, automatic climate control, cruise control and a Bose sound system. The seller notes the headliner is sagging in the rear.
Instrumentation includes a 160-mph speedometer with a digital odometer which currently reads 77,572 miles from new. Other gauges include a tachometer, fuel level and coolant temperature indicator along with a digital clock. Some missing pixels can be seen in the ambient temperature guage. Controls for the cruise control and operation of the power tilt/telescope steering column are mounted behind the steering wheel.
This W210 is powered by a 4.3-liter M113 V8 and is paired with a five-speed 722.6 automatic transmission which drives the rear wheels. The engine is factory rated at 275 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The seller notes that there are no outstanding mechanical issues with the car, and recent maintenance included new accessory belts along with an AC recharge.
The W210 seems to be the last of a generation where the term ‘luxury car’ also implied reliability. No complex suspension trickery or interior gimmicks to leave you with large repair bills, just a simple coil over spring suspension with a solid chassis sitting on top. The M113 and 722.6 pairing seems to be a duo akin to Batman and Robin or peanut butter and jelly as it has been hailed as one of the most reliable pairings of engine and transmission that Mercedes-Benz has ever offered. With nearly 300 lb-ft of torque and five forward gears, this 20 year old drivetrain feels anything but outdated. With W210’s finally getting the appreciation they deserve, finding well cared for examples is quite a challenge. Showing just 77k miles and a clean Carfax, this E430 will provide an easy and ultimately inexpensive ownership experience for anyone looking for a Mercedes-Benz luxury experience.
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