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1994 S420 with under 85,000 miles on it, and had the following done to it:

-Transmission replaced last year ($9,000)
-Both upper and lower wiring harnesses replaced ($2000)
-New front left control arm
-New radiator mount
-New passenger door (got hit by neighbor)
-New paint job teal-black (not saying much other than it wont peel-$3800)
-New Mass Airflow Sensor
-New Fuel Pressure Regulator
-New Crankshaft Position Sensor
-2 K&N filters
-HiPerformance ECU replacement
-New front grill (got hit)

Just wondering how much more this car would be worth than the KBB price (around $11,000) after it's had all the work done to it, thinking of maybe selling it to get a C32.

Oh, and it pulls 0-60 sub 7, beats a 2004 330ci (automatic) by about a cars length, and the 330ci does it in 6.8, but that's just me bragging haha.
 

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$9,000 for the transmission,:eek::confused:
what was the deal with transmission ,can you describe?
Car would no longer go into gear and eventually wouldn't start, mom couldn't get it out of the garage, this was back before I was driving it.
 

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Maybe $4000 to tow it out of the garage. :)
The KBB for a 1994 S420 with 60K miles and Excellent condition is $9,840 only.
 

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It always comes down to:

It is only worth what someone will pay

If you find the right person and your car looks and drives as that person wants it - it may be worth more than KBB - just depends upon how desirous the buyer is.

I dont want to burst your bubble - but I personally would not want a car with:

a paint job

replaced transmission - but I might, depending upon the warranty

Big bucks for the above wont work for me


However, paying much less might - depends upon overall condition, including a showroom interior.

With gas prices soaring - your buyer would really have to want it.

I have a 96 s500 with paint so good it looks 2" thick, a flawless interior, 18 inch AMG's. This car is my trip car, not a daily driver - for me - it is worth more than KBB - but to someone else - it may be worth much less


Ed in SC
 

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To the people wondering why it cost so much:

I have no idea, that was back before it was my car haha.


Whoever said $9 grand on KBB was wrong:
Kelley Blue Book - Select Condition - Mercedes-Benz, S-Class - Official Kelley Blue Book Site

It's got options on it, and that's with 84,000 miles.

I just figured that having a brand new tranny from Mercedes would mean it will last that much longer (tranny only has like 3,000 miles on it) and the wiring harness issue won't occur again. Preventative measures that probably won't have been taken if someone were to buy a different pre-95 model, it's like an investment in my eyes.
 

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Whoever said $9 grand on KBB was wrong:
[url=http://www.kbb.com/KBB/UsedCars/PricingReport.aspx?YearId=1994

I just pulled up KBB and private party sale value was $9500
 

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To be accurate it is $9585.
I will assume you are getting an estimate from KBB based on "Suggested Retail Value" not the "Private Party Value".
 

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That seems to be a lot of repairs and replacement parts. How long have you owned this car? And is this typically how many things go wrong with the W140?
 

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We've owned this car for all 14 years, we were the second owner, bought it with under 1,000 miles on it. I've only driven it for a year and half, driven it solo for only 8 months or so since my mom got her S550.

Also, I clicked the private party value, dunno what you guys clicked.

EDIT~If you hadn't noticed the web page is titled "Private Party Pricing" and above the Condition table it says "Blue Book Private Party Value"

Keep in mind the car has the premium wheels and 6 CD changer.
 

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It could be something related to the zip code since the prices in the East coast is cheaper than West Coast.
Anyway, Good Luck with the sale.
 
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