1998 Mercedes Benz E55 AMGSold
Understated and elegant luxury bruiser
A legendary 5.5 litre hand built by AMG cars before production was moved to the Mercedes plant.
Garage Sportique presents a genuine germanic-tank-like-built saloon with sports-car like performance coupled to one of the most celebrated normally-aspirated engines ever built. This right hand drive 1998 W210 E55 AMG saloon built with 5,439cc V8 motor producing 354hp and a huge 390lb ft wave of torque is a classic low profile Q Car. It appears similar to a standard E-Class save for understated AMG bodykit, AMG alloys and paired exhaust.
Finished in silver with black leather interior and specified with front electric memory and heated seats,cruise control, automatic gearbox.
Given the age and usage of these cars on UK roads, many inevitably require body work. This specimen is a genuinely good base car that had suffered minor wear and tear but has recently been treated to some new factory wings and arch repairs followed by a comprehensive respray in its original Silver metalllic. The wheels have also been correctly restored with new matching rubber all round.
Now looking a million Deutchsmarks, or Euros if you prefer, this autobahn stormer is ready for you.
With near mint black leather, this car presents very well in an understated manner that only our German neighbours can muster. With clear instruments and attractive, functional switchgear that is easy to use controlling the heated seats, to the electric headrests, everything works as it should and the upgraded stereo sound great too.
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Viewing the car, it is clear that it has been looked after all its life. In the hands of its last owner for more or less 7 years it has been serviced at
their preferred Porsche specialist on a no expenses basis. The original gearbox was also rebuilt and care was taken to have the original unit and torque convertor rebuilt rather than simply accepting an exchange unit.
This alone gives some idea as to how this car has been treated. With some truly mind blowing metal in the owner's collection, this this super saloon has benefitted from the same special all expense care.
With a previous owner being a Mercedes owner club official you can imagine this cars history is carefully documented with virtually every bill and MOT from new accompanying it, the owner collected many German super saloons and only let it go to the previous custodian to acquire a near perfect E28 M5. The book pack includes a fully stamped service book with the aforementioned Porsche specialist looking after it lovingly for the last 7 or so years. Whilst being used sparingly this has not been reflected in the care and money that has been spent on this car. With the gearbox being rebuilt and lots of maintenance undertaken, much more than the asking price has been invested into this vehicle in recent years.
At £ 75,000 new and with genuine supercar performance of the day this well looked after and mechanically on-the-button car would be a welcome new member of the family.
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Engine: 5,439 cc V8
Production date: 1998
Transmission: Auto 5 speed
Torque: 390 ft lbs
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