Date registered: Jun 2007
Vehicle: '95 E300 DIESEL, '92 600SEL
Location: San Diego/USA & Belgium/Europe
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HUGE buyer beware on this one:
First off, there were no '95 wagons imported into the US though MB USA.
Second, the rear has had a crunch as the rear bumper impact strip has been replaced with a junk yard donor piece from a pre-facelift W124 and the badges are placed in all the wrong places indicating sloppy bodyshop work.
Third, if the owner really did put in such huge expense for the engine transplant then why they did butch the front passenger wing. It's almost like they couldn't afford the proper diesel front wring. More likely, I betcha they couldn't find one in a junk yard.
Fourth, those chrome wheel arch strips are hideous and is a great way to invite paint problems & rust.
Finally, look at the license plate tags. Car is in California and has red tags, which means registration is not current.
I bet the real reason it's being auctioned off is because he can't get it registered since it fails the required smog check and is a instant visual fail upon inspection.
As much as I'd love to have a diesel wagon, I wouldn't touch this one with a 10ft pole.
Last edited by sbaert; 11-29-2012 at 07:42 PM.