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1992 600 SEL x 3, 1998 E430, 2002 E320T 4matic, 1971 300SEL 3.5 project plus 4 more W108, etc
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Well I went out on a limb and bought this 1998 E430 Sport.

I have my 600SEL apart rebuilding the ADS/ SLS suspension and with three sons around, keep coming up short on an available car. So I spotted this at a salvage auction, gambled a little and put in a blind bid for the same money as buying one front ADS shock absorber for my 600!

The E430 had been keyed on three sides, emblems broken off and was totally unresponsive to the ignition key which made it immobile.

Anyhow, I won the blind auction and trailered the car home after having them load it for me with a gentle giant of a forklift (and operator). Charged the battery up overnight (the interior lights and hazard blinkers were on and had drained it dead) and it started right up. Cleared the ESP,BAS,ABS lights, recoded the radio and we are good to go. 200 km later and nothing has come up. Nice. :grin

The car is very clean and well maintained with clean fluids and signs of love and care all about it. Damn nice!
 

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1999 E320 base sedan
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Prince

I bought this 1999 E320 about two weeks ago. My first Mercedes, and I love it. I've had the oil changed; replaced the air filter and the cabin air filters and the activated charcoal filters; replaced the blower regulator; replaced the secondary air injection pump relay in an attempt to clear a P0410 code, but that didn't seem to help so more diagnosis needed there; and I just got a replacement evaporator temperature sensor and will put that in later this week. There's lots more to do (A/C compressor & sunroof are the biggies). My wife says I didn't buy a car, I bought a hobby :grin

She also said it needs a name, and about a week ago it came to me: Prince, because we're gonna party like it's 1999!
 

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2001 E55 AMG, 2001 E430 4matic
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My 01 E55. Bought it stock a little over a year and a half ago. Still have a few more goodies going on soon. For the most part it's been a very reliable daily.
 

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1994 W124 E320 1997W140 S320(RIP),1993W140300SE(RIP),2000W208CLK320(RIP) , 1993 W201 190E 2.6 (RIP),
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Not mine, but I came out of the store to my W124 and this was parked beside me. Comparison pics ensued!





 

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2001 E320 4Matic Wagon named "Weecle von Diva"
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