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Feeler: 1997 S420 Black/Black

Hi, so I have a 1997 S420.
Its black/black and has 135000miles on it.
I was thinking about selling it or trading it in and wanted to know how much I should be looking for.
The car in whole is 7/10.
There are no major problems with the car, the only thing is that the passenger side has 1 or 2 small dings from shopping carts at grocery stores. Also, on the inside, theres a small panel about 3 inch by 3 inch missing from right in front of the rear view mirror.
How much do you think its worth?
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Don't see to many black/black S classes. I had a smoke silver 97' S420. Great cars but true nightmares when things start going wrong with them.

If it is mechanically sound and has no electrical problems then I would think that you would be able to get about $6k for it. Maybe a little bit more but it's hard to tell without pictures or detailed description.

The other hard part will be selling a big S class when gas prices are as high as they are now. You can always try craigslist and autotrader though. Maybe even ebay.
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Looks like privat party sale would be more like $4-5K, 1997 Mercedes-Benz S420 Prices, Values & Specs - NADAguides. With the deficiencies you mention, maybe a bit lower.

These cars are often more valuable to their current owners than prospective buyers.
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These cars are often more valuable to their current owners than prospective buyers.
Yeah that's true. I mean my dad bought it when it was new so I know the initial value of the car and how long he saved to get it. And thanks to both of you. I wanted to trade it for a late 90's M3 and not spend more than a $1000 after. I am looking for a more sporty car that I can use for a couple of years rather than a luxury car. T
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for a first owned car, there doesnt seem to be any mention of service history - look into that and update this thread

also, this thread is worthless without pics. take clear pics and post here. you might find your buyer here

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