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Let me guess.

You are the seller of the car and you are trying to think of very creative way to get traffic driven onto your website...
that's just what i was thinking. he only has one post and the first thing he posted was this. even his name KarlBenzSF... that is what gave it away. he is the seller.

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well, if he is the seller, and he is admitting the car is a fake AMG, he should be willing to part with it for a song - shouldn't he???

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Hahaha! Not even close. Or if this guy is for real, I'd sell him a beaten up MB and he'd buy it for 10Gs....

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When I first saw an early S55, I thought that it was fake until I looked up the VMI. Even the VIN code is shared with the S500 in the beginning (220.173 iirc) The earlier ones dont have all the logo plastering that the more recent ones had and yes the airbox looks like a homemade job, but like others have said, its real. That coupled with they sell the sport package on just about every one sold makes the real ones not as unique.


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that's just what i was thinking. he only has one post and the first thing he posted was this. even his name KarlBenzSF... that is what gave it away. he is the seller.
On that note... KarlBenzSF should kindly give a 50% discount. I'd buy it for 10K!
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Russian Vin decode error

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Carfax shows that VIN as a S55:
2001 MERCEDES-BENZ S55 AMG
WDBNG73J31A186285
SEDAN 4 DR 5.5L V8 FI SOHC 24V
REAR WHEEL DRIVE

And the Russian VIN decode website confirms the VIN is also of a S55 AMG.

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Nothing really to do with this specific car, but just to mention, there was a questionalble 300CE FS a few days ago, and the vin decoder said it was AMG, and it was proven not to be.

Also another poster in that same thread said the same for a different 300ce Vin, again decode said AMG and it wasn't.

So, just because the Russian decoder is saying AMG doesn't mean it's 100% accurate, maybe 99.9%, lol.

Like I said, I have no opinion about this car being an AMG or not, just pointing out that the Russian vin decoder may not always be right.
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Nothing really to do with this specific car, but just to mention, there was a questionalble 300CE FS a few days ago, and the vin decoder said it was AMG, and it was proven not to be.

Also another poster in that same thread said the same for a different 300ce Vin, again decode said AMG and it wasn't.

So, just because the Russian decoder is saying AMG doesn't mean it's 100% accurate, maybe 99.9%, lol.

Like I said, I have no opinion about this car being an AMG or not, just pointing out that the Russian vin decoder may not always be right.
True... though when Carfax, Russian decoder, AND the VMI altogether confirm it's an S55 then I think it's safe to say that the car is a legit S55. And I trust John's words to back it up too.
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This is a real S55. I have a friend that has the same exact one.

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/sale...s-s55-amg.html

How come the author hasn't even responded back to his own post?...oh well

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Yea , the seller got his 15 minutes of air time it would appear..

There was something similar recently in Auto trader, this guy said his 500E was also a 4Matic, lol, hey, it worked, got me to open the thread and look at it..

Now we've all had a good look at this one, the 15 minutes is up ...lol
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LOL.... well , the thread have been deleted by the author...

first thing I observed was the price, the price was so low, about 10000$

second, the largest value on the speedometer is 260km/k

third, the engine cover and the tail light pretty much like S500

fourth, there was a very clear picture taken few centermeters away from the "S55" sign on the back, there were some fibers on the sign, so I guess the "S55" sign had been sticked on there recently.

I'm not that seller of course, I'm a nice guy who like every MERC

anyway.. I have another thing to tell you people, if you have a E320 or E430 (W210) somewhere around San Jose, please tell me, I want to get one of those.

Thanks!
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