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KBB private party value=
Excellent
$10,580
Very Good
$10,255
Good
$10,055
Fair
$9,180

Good:
54% of all cars we value meet this criteria. This car is free of major mechanical problems but may need some reconditioning. Its paint and bodywork may require minor touch-ups, with repairable cosmetic defects, and its engine compartment may have minor leaks. There are minor body scratches or dings and minor interior blemishes, but no rust. The tires match and have 50% or more of tread. It also has a clean title history, with some service records available, and will pass safety and smog inspection.

The engine in this car is super clean - it has obviously been well maintained. Take the oil fill cap off and it looks brand new inside.

Asking $8,900.
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Has had over $2800 of parts and labor the past few months getting spiffed up.
Mechanical inspection,
NEW drive serpentine belt (cracks were in it so replaced),
NEW radiator instead of welding a leak just replaced,
new fan belt,
new fan clutch,
new thermostat,
new stop lamp switch,
electrical inspection and work performed,
replaced center console switches around shifter to make sure all switches were fully functional
instrument cluster rebuild
cigar lighter replaced (still have original just did not have ashtray in it so got another one)
replaced all dash vents and speaker covers (car was in FL and TX for a good part of its life and there were broken knobs on the vents and cracks in the speaker covers)
headlight refinishing (removes yellowing)
fresh MOBIL 1 synthetic oil change w/ Mercedes-Benz fleece oil filter,
A/C refrigerant recharge,
new hood release lever installed,
NO leaks - driveway and garage are clean.
Brake pads also replaced about 3,000 miles ago.
Only remaining dashboard warning lights/cluster warnings is an ABS/ESP which is a 1141 brake pressure sensor which I am currently looking for (current price reflects current condition)

This E420 is in Morristown, TN, USA.

The E420 32-valve, 4.2L V8 engine is also much harder to find than the E320 3.2L V6 version.

Power everything with dual power leather heated seats (w/ memory settings)

I absolutely love this car. It's one of the nicest cars I have ever owned.
Rare Mercedes-Benz E420 model, especially with LOW mileage under 85k

Xenon/HID-type white-light headlights - amazing visibility & safety for night driving.
Runs excellent and smooth. No leaks. Very powerful yet efficient 4.2L V8.

Bridgestone POTENZA tires with a LOT of tread remaining.
Looks very nice overall, but not a Concours show car. A definite head-turner!...
Excellent glass, instrument cluster completely rebuilt by BBA-Reman, USA.(common for this model Mercedes)
You will not find an 84k mile '97 E420 with so much maintenance performed and new parts installed for anywhere near this low price.
The issues:
Seatbelts are a little dirty but have been cleaned.
Center console armrest is creased some and padding is bumpy (common in these cars but did not feel it was bad enough to replace).
Some mild sun-wear on upper driver's side paint (original paint - you can tell no major body repairs as far as I know and as far as title report says - title report below), some paint scratches and typical wear.
Small worn through spot in drivers seat lumbar area from getting in and out of car.
A few minor cracks in dash from sun back near windshield - very short.
Autocheck report below. Verifies clean title and odometer.
Accident in title report was minor fender bender in parking lot as passed on to me verbally from prior owner. Car has small dent in back left corner to substantiate this information.
Must have been small incident as did not bother to fix and paint seems to be all original.

Class: Upscale - Luxury
Engine: 4.2L V8 EFI
Country of Assembly: Germany
Vehicle Age: 15 year(s)
Calculated Owners: 5
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1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class E420
Report Run Date: 2012-07-24 17:08:42.347 EDT
7/24/12 5:13 PM
Report Summary
VIN: WDBJF72F8VA371033
Year: 1997
Make: Mercedes-Benz
Model: E Class E420
Style/Body: Sedan 4D
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Reported accidents: 1
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Last Reported Odometer Reading: 81,592
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Accidents Reported on This Vehicle
Accident No. Reported Date Location
1 09/25/2009 BOCA RATON, FL
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0 Problem(s)
Reported:
15 Title/Problem areas checked:
No abandoned title record
No damaged title or major damage incident record
No fire damaged title record
No grey market title record
No hail damage title record
No insurance loss title or probable total loss record
No junk or scrapped title record
No manufacturer buyback/lemon title record
No odometer problem title record
No rebuilt/rebuildable title record
No salvage title or salvage auction record
No water damaged title record
No NHTSA crash test record
No frame/unibody damage record
No recycling facility record
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E Class E420 (WDBJF72F8VA371033) and no indication of an odometer rollback or tampering was found. AutoCheck uses business rules to
determine if reported odometer readings are significantly less than previously reported values. Not all reported odometer readings are used.
Title and auction events also report odometer tampering or breakage.
0 Problem(s)
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Mileage Date Reported
8 05/23/1997
24,168 05/23/2001
31,335 04/03/2003
33,026 11/21/2003
81,592 09/12/2011
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has been reported to have had a loan/lien or a duplicate title issued. Other events show if the vehicle has a reported accident and how many
calculated accidents or if it has been reported stolen or repossessed. It is recommended to have pre-owned vehicles inspected by a third party prior to
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0 Event(s)
Reported:
6 Vehicle uses checked:
No fleet, rental and/or lease use record
No taxi use record
No police use record
No government use record
No livery use record
No driver education record
2 Event(s)
Reported:
9 Vehicle events checked:
1 Accident record(s) reported through accident data sources
No corrected title record
No duplicate title record
Emission/safety inspection record(s)
No loan/lien record
No fire damage incident record
No repossessed record
No theft record
No storm area registration/title record
Full History
Below are the historical events for this vehicle listed in chronological order. Any discrepancies will be in bold text.
Report Run Date 2012-07-24 17:08:42.347 EDT
Vehicle: 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class E420 (WDBJF72F8VA371033)
Event date Location Odometer reading Data Source Details
04/09/1997 BRIGHTWATERS, NY Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
05/23/1997 NY 8 Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE
05/24/1997 BRIGHTWATERS, NY Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE
04/20/1999 BRIGHTWATERS, NY Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/24/1999 BRIGHTWATERS, NY Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE
04/04/2001 BRIGHTWATERS, NY Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
05/23/2001 NY 24,168 State Agency
PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION
04/03/2003 FL 31,335 Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE (Title #:0087712986)
04/03/2003 FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
11/21/2003 FL 33,026 Motor Vehicle Dept. ODOMETER READING FROM DMV
12/17/2003 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE (Title #:0087712986)
12/17/2003 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
01/28/2005 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
02/21/2006 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
04/20/2007 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
03/28/2008 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
03/23/2009 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
09/25/2009 BOCA RATON, FL Police Report ACCIDENT REPORTED (Case #:09-0824)
04/08/2010 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
02/14/2011 BOCA RATON, FL Motor Vehicle Dept. REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
07/19/2011 WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI Motor Vehicle Dept. TITLE (Title #:121Z2000610)
09/12/2011 ANCHORAGE, AK 81,592 Motor Vehicle Dept.
TITLE (Title #:3713713)
REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL
 

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Iron block? No iron block here.

The STRAIGHT 6 used in the E320 had an iron block, the M119 V-8 engine in this nice looking car is all aluminium.
 

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yep, you got that right. faux pas on my part. We have an E320 sitting in the garage. fixed shortly
 

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Wife says sell. Wants a different model (m series or wagon) for hauling the kids - $7,900 OBO
 
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