I wrecked my old car last week and desperately needed something new. I almost bought some cheap vehicle just to get me from A to B, until I happened across something on Craigslist that blew me away. I had to take a bit of a loan from family to buy this thing, but I knew it would be worth it.
It's a '93 400e. The interior and exterior are amazingly well cared for. Unless you look really closely, the thing looks brand new. The guy I got it from bought it from the second owner when it had about 140,000 miles on it. He had access to a salvage yard and mechanic friend of his and was able to source a replacement engine and transmission for it out of two '92 400e's that had been in rear end accidents. The engine amazingly had only 3,500 miles on it! And the transmission had about 30,000. Or so the paperwork I received indicates anyway. I believe the guy I bought it from to be genuine and honest about it. He received a huge discount on the parts and work because his friend was the one to do the work. He also replaced a lot of little things on it just before selling it to me.(headlight/fog lights, battery, tires, A/C recharge kit for me to use, and a few other little things). He only drove it about 5000 miles before he decided to sell it in order to buy a luxury SUV for his growing family. I've been driving it for a week with no issues whatsoever. The thing drives like a dream.
As far as I know they did not make an AMG model of the 400e but this vehicle has some AMG parts. He told me it had an AMG performance suspension package and the wheels and floormats have AMG markings, but no AMG marking on the rear of the car, which I would assume and actual AMG model car would have.
Anyway I'm ecstatic over owning this car. It's far nicer than I deserve to be totally honest! I'd love to show you all pictures of whatever you would like to see on it. I look forward to being an active member here on the Benzworld forums.
(sorry my pictures kinda suck, I was in a rush when I took these.)