ProdigalPetrolHead bid $4,750
ProdigalPetrolHead bid $16,305
ProdigalPetrolHead bid $1,000
ProdigalPetrolHead bid $6,500
Always been curious about how these are to drive. Had an SLK32 some years back- thinking the M113 in this platform should be great
@Mr_CasanovaLook under the "Quick Facts" section. Shows Mclean, Virginia as the location.
Can vouch for the guys who replaced the harness in GA. Know them and their work.
@alex210 any idea if these fit an ML55?
Not in the running on this one but know and trust the seller. Can also say it is a rare spec in P3 plus Sport. Good luck to all!
Manual everything makes this the ultimate apocalypse-mobile. @StoneBelvin knows!
Timeless color combination on an absolute classic. These are destined to become more and more desirable.
There's always something so special about this era of AMG. The C43, E55, and ML55. Maybe it was the much more limited production, maybe the more exclusive finishes or maybe just my own teenage idolization. Very cool car and will continue to be.
After owning one of these, there's something special about the R170 compared to later SLK's. It was a great little roadster at the time and a totally manageable size.
These cars are about to be in the sweet spot between value and features available. It really doesn’t get much better for modem Benzes.
@mercedesmikeNot sure it's all about weight here. I believe details like mounting points, seams, weld points, and other engineering details probably played a role in picking which chassis to modify for the Maybach cars. While I'm by no means an engineer and Mercedes isn't known for sharing every secret and raison d'etre for their methods, The chassis code alone (240) I think is a strong indication of a modified 140 chassis or 2nd generation of the 140. Without meaning to hijack the sellers auction, this is a BEAUTIFUL example and strikingly good looking in the two-tone silvers.
Man this thing is too cool. Almost dream of leaving the patina and wear and just mechanically reviving….wonder what a newer power plant could do!
@JoseyWales45I suppose that's really preference at this point. The 617 is known for repeatedly going a million miles and being almost impossible to break. The 648, the last of the iron blocks, is arguably just as good as an engine but the technology in the w211 makes it just a little less dependable to seven figures....mid six figures is still very doable! HA (Just my two cents)
Boy this is tough to find in Classic White over navy. Killer example, GLWTA!
It's getting hard to find examples like this one- very similar to a car I was able to log 250k miles on. IMPOSSIBLE to kill these. GLWTA!
@Mountainrd27Not sure I'd agree. You're spot on with the historical significance of Maybach to both MB and the industry but this was absolutely on par with the Phantom of the time and a great solution for those looking to be just a little under the radar by comparison. Either way, @thembmarket nails it. These are still so cool for using the modified 140 chassis.
@drcooledgeThe insights from MBM say it best, these were a rare production model for just one year. Likely a surplus of parts for the W220 were used before the W221 hit the US market. It was definitely a great option and nearly the cost of a loaded E Class.
I always kick myself for not buying one of these several years back. There's so much to love in these cars. Good Luck to the seller!
Solid driver- respect on this one, it'll most likely outlast all of us.
Kudos to the seller on this presentation! This might be the first time I’ve lusted for a 190SL. Perfect color combination, GLWTA!
@ArmenianJust checked- the piece used is a Fuyao Sunless Laminated unit. (DOT459M848AS1)
@ArmenianIt was replaced in 2020 before I owned the car.
@ArmenianThe Carfax certainly shows the mileage and time correctly for all owners including myself. It looks like their estimated time of ownership is off although the records line up correctly showing 2015 to 2021 under the second owner. I'm sure an email to Carfax could have that amended, which I've sent out this evening.
@Tdgust45 the only thing strange is the Carfax typo, which I was unaware of. Mileage on the Carfax report is tracked consistently, that being said. Also, the car never had any OBD issues. With @Blueridgemb being intimately familiar with the car, it's certainly a real listing and can be bid on with confidence.
Everyone, thank you for taking the time to look at, comment on, and bid on my S550. I'll be available as needed during the auction to answer questions and provide additional information.
Pretty wild seeing a Sportline 124 like this- maybe I'm crazy but I feel like these are pretty rare
Amazing how the lines on these pop with proper presentation, it's aged like a fine wine.
Alright! Love that this is headed to a new home!
Love seeing some good action and comments here. The SL with a manual was rare enough but this color combination and options set really pushes this thing towards uber-cool. Kudos to the seller!
This things cool, same suspension I had on my C36- this has been making me miss that car.
@BlueridgeMB coming in hot with the 119 and 210 bids. Love it!
Glad to see more of these late 90's AMG's popping up. These need to be preserved by all means.
@MillerMackAgreed- this will only get cooler as time goes on.
Wow this could be well bought.
Amazing how much rarer these 3.5's are becoming. Wouldn't be surprised if this ends up going to Europe for how nice it is!
110 percent agree with @BlueridgeMB on the colour combo. This is one of those colors that will never look as aggressive as today's "stormtrooper fad" but in good shape, it should win a beauty contest every time. Also, kudos to the owner for resisting to tint the hard top glass- love how clean it is.
Good lord this is clean. I bet this M104 just happily hums and sings all day long. Excited to watch this one, GLWTA!
There's so much to like here. Maintenance, history, documents, euro glass, etc. Don't see them like this anymore. (Also crazy this converts to 155k MSRP by 2021 money)
@EvilLairCars rarely do well when you double-list. People assume the worst...it's so clean.
@zeuswgn and @EuropeanC are you guys out of gas? I'd be bidding on this if I had the space
@EvilLairFingers crossed this goes to a good home! It deserves another pampered 40 years
This has to be a steal, eh? Perfect car to cruise for the summer and get everything back out of in the Fall
This is good n' cheap right now!
Next to anything from the same era is mega cool......Hoping to see some action on this!
It's funny, amongst these AMG's and RENNtech cars there's something so cool about the practicality of this W211.
Well played to all bidders. Congrats @PaulMarianetti
I feel like I'm watching a Michael Bay film....lots of action and not much conversation.
Buyers in CA worried about emissions may want to spend a few hundred bucks to title out of state?
The last one of these under auction was an AMG-Japan car and went for a solid six-figure sale. Interesting this is a Ravensburg car, hoping to see some good action. This would be right at home between a 964 3.6 Turbo and a Diablo....Wishful thinking.
Pretty excited to see what happens with this Cossie this afternoon. It's good fun when they haven't traded hands half a dozen times.
well done to the bidders! Congrats @Benz919Wagon
Oh man, we may have a good one here. ( @BlueridgeMB is right)
Man this is a steal at this price....should I divorce the wife and bid?
I've personally seen this car and can vouch for the paintwork being as thorough as possible. Extremely difficult to tell it's not factory. Too bad it's not in the cards for me to own right now.
@Donkster While I can't speak to this car specifically I've owned plenty of Airmatic cars- The Airmatic on these 211's is really simple compared to the more problematic ABC systems. Aftermarket manufacturers like Arnott keep the cost low and they offer a killer warranty on their parts as well.
Really intrigued to see how this goes- Nothing short of envious of the next owner.
Man there's a lot of W211 here.
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