1998 Mercedes-Benz E430 Avantgarde Estate W210

Highlights

  • Potent 275bhp estate with C43 engine 
  • Only 38,500 miles from new
  • One registered keeper
  • Full Mercedes-Benz service history 
  • Recent service, brake fluid change and a/c service
  • MOT to January 2025 with no advisories
  • Very tidy example of these rare and practical cars 

The Appeal

In the late 90s German car makers discovered a new idea: the mind-warpingly quick estate. Mercedes-Benz gave buyers many flavours, all based around a range of rumbling V8s. They were all brilliant. 
Alongside the AMG-fettled models, the firm offered the E43, which used the 275bhp M113 4.3litre V8 from the smaller C43. Mixed with high levels of equipment it delivered a more balanced blend of comfort and performance than some of its more powerful cousins. 
Any E43 is exceptionally rare, but this Azurite Blue estate particularly so. The stats keep mounting up: under 40,000 miles from new. One keeper from new. Full Mercedes-Benz service history. Alongside the recent service there was a brake fluid change and air conditioning regas. The long MOT, perhaps not surprisingly, has no advisories. 
This is a very good example of a practical and entertaining 90s wagon. Buy it as a treat, justify it as a family load lugger. 



History and Paperwork

  • First registered 3rd June 1998 
  • Factory built in May 1998 
  • One registered keeper from new 
  • Original specification sheet 
  • 2 key fobs 
  • Good history file containined in well organised folder
  • Mercedes-Benz service history from new and throughout its life 
  • Recent service in February 2023 at 33,414 miles 
  • This work included a brake fluid flush and change and a/c service 
  • MOT to 12th January 2025 with no advisories and 37,266 miles showing on test 
  • Now showing 38,468 miles 
  • Vendor describes this E430 as ‘the best in existence’ 



The Condition

  • Tastefully finished in Azurite Blue (366U) dark blue metallic paint 
  • Paintwork condition indicative of low mileage and single keeper with few marks 
  • Small touched in marks on rear bumper and door edges 
  • Small scratch on offside rear wing visible in photographs 
  • Buyers should anticipate some other marks and stone chips typical of age and mileage
  • Bodywork similarly well kept with straight panels and good arches and sills 
  • 16in 5 hole factory-fitted alloy wheels with polished rim finish 
  • Alloy wheels recently refurbished with few signs of age or use and matching spare 
  • Fitted with quality Michelin tyres showing good condition and tread
  • Underside in good condition with no structural advisories on last MOT test 
  • Luxury Avantgarde specification including electric drivers seat with memory 
  • Clean and very presentable interior in particular boot area with very good carpets
  • Grey leather (208A) interior showing few signs of wear 
  • Dark grey wood veneers through cabin, all well kept 
  • We are told that everything in the cabin works correctly 



The Mechanics

  • 4,266cc M113 V8 engine delivering 275bhp 
  • 5spd 5G-TRONIC automatic gearbox
  • 0-60mph in 6.6secs
  • Fitted with Mercedes-Benz sports chassis set up 
  • No mechanical or running gear advisories on last MOT 
  • Full Mercedes-Benz service history with recent service by Stratford-Upon-Avon main dealer
  • Brake fluid and air conditioning attended to at same time 
  • We are told that everything works as expected
  • The vendor describes the car as a pleasure to drive


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1998
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model E Class
  • Colour Dark blue
  • Odometer 38,468 Miles
  • Engine size 4266
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Stratford Upon Avon
  • Location Warwickshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
55 bids
  • ol•••• £12,250 17/06/24
  • Ac•••• £12,000 17/06/24
  • ol•••• £11,750 17/06/24
  • Ac•••• £11,500 17/06/24
  • ol•••• £11,250 17/06/24
  • ol•••• £11,000 17/06/24
  • Ac•••• £10,750 17/06/24
  • ol•••• £10,500 17/06/24
  • Ac•••• £10,250 17/06/24
  • ol•••• £10,000 17/06/24
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