edand bid $10,500
edand bid $1,000
Wrong side of the country for me, but someone's about to get a deal!
@DrAMG Nice, thanks for the info. Now I'm curious: Any idea which parts on the inside differed? I'd guess a longer rod or a longer piston, or perhaps a different crank, or all of the above... I would assume the block isn't different?
@DrAMG Wasn't the Euro motor only more powerful due to its tune? I had assumed the hardware was identical, but the Euro tune was more aggressive (and less fuel efficient / more polluting), so the only difference would be in the fuel injection system... but I'm not certain. I'd love it if an expert here could clarify.
Totaled by insurance but bears a clean title? How'd you work that one?
No photos of the underside; would you please take some photos showing the condition of the suspension and drivetrain and underbody? Especially in all the usual rust spots: wheel wells, under the trunk, etc.
Also, is there any rust in the trunk under the spare wheel? Typically a photo with the spare wheel removed is included, too, since it's a known rust-spot on this era of Mercedes.
Lots of photos of the apparently recently refreshed and repainted suspension parts and rear subframe. When was that work done? What was replaced during it vs. retained and repainted?
Past my reserve from the west coast here (shipping in, it's now over $10k for me), but it looks like someone's getting a good car at a reasonable price!
I suppose it's a bit too late to ask now, but are any underbody photos available? The mileage plus the rust in the trunk make me wonder about the underside...
Note that without DOT markings, these are "off-road use only" in the US & Canada.
Additionally, tinting of lights is illegal in Canada and a number of US states, for safety reasons... though these come smoked and presumably let more light through than if one had painted original taillights, the cop who pulls you over probably won't care. Check your regs before installation.
I wouldn't ever bid on a rust belt car that doesn't provide underside photos. Please take a few photos under the car, with a special focus on the fenders, wheelwells, and trunk floor.
I would have bid at this price, but despite the low mileage it looks like a lot of this car's miles were in the Ohio winter... I don't envy whoever has to service the suspension parts of this car; looks quite rusty on the underside for only 40,000 miles.
How is the suspension and ride quality? Any clunking? Do you know if the shocks and ball joints have ever been replaced?
Any fluid leaks?
How does the transmission shift? Does it take a moment to go into reverse?
Also, about the interior: I'm guessing this car was parked in the sun for a good chunk of its life, is that a fair guess? Apart from the torn rear speaker cover visible in the photos, what else might need some TLC?
To confirm: '95 is past the era of the infamous biodegradable wiring harness, right?
This car just made me change my mind about the A Series. Sweet hatchback!!
Can the rear canopy be removed (without cutting) to convert to a truck?
The top trim level of the final year of the greatest S-class ever made. And in black-on-black, too. I wish it were on the other side of the country. Good luck with the auction!
Does the car have daytime running lights (might they have been added when it was imported to Canada)?
CD these days seems to make mostly armored cars. Is this car also armored?
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