2004 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG

Highlights 


• Possibly the finest example of this generation of E55's in the country 
• A truly pristine example with a very low mileage and only two owners
• An exceptional car with more power than a ferrari F360

The Background 


This generation of AMG E55 is widely accepted as being the car that started the super saloon horsepower race. With more power than the Ferrari F360 launched the same year, it made a big impression and really launched AMG to be the brand we know and love today. With top end Mercedes refinement and gigantic horsepower figures this really was the car to beat.

The History 


The current owner imported the vehicle from Japan in August and due to house renovations needing priority has decided to sell the car. We don’t have any history Prior to import (except for the service logs), but at only 28,000 miles there wouldn’t be much to say anyway! It has evidently been stored well in Japan and since arrival in the UK it has been stored covered indoors.

The Interior 


No faults and as new with the only exception being a couple of scratches near the keyway to the glovebox. It's hard to overstate just how good this car is inside, it’s like it's just rolled out of the showroom. Truly exceptional condition even for the very low mileage. Everything works like new, from the over engineered (but brilliant) cup holder to the drop down screen for the minidisc player it is faultless. Finished to Mercedes-Benz’s highest standard with nappa/nubuck leather upholstery and walnut trim it’s a luxurious place to pilot this v8 powered rocket from.

The Exterior 


As with the interior we can’t get over just how good this car is. No scratches, dents or any blemishes of any kind, anywhere. The paintwork is perfect and gives a glossy shine that really needs to be seen. This car does not look like it's covered 28k, from the carbon fiber peeking out from the discreet roof spoiler to the wheels, every inch of this car is spot on.

The Mechanics 


No modifications and no repairs, it starts perfectly every time and runs as smoothly as the day it was built.Ride height may be 10mm lower, anti roll bars may be stiffer and the suspension may be sportier than the others in the E-class lineup, but this is every inch the luxurious ride you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz. Weighing in at a cool 4,087 lbs and hitting 0-60 in under 5 seconds it’s fitted with AMG branded 8-pot Brembo brakes with 360mm rotors on the front to help you keep it all under control. The engine bay reflects the overall condition of the whole car; spotless!

The Appeal 


At almost any age and in any condition this generation of AMG E55 is going to be both gorgeous and immense fun to drive. This E55 looks and drives like new, this is a very rare chance to own a pristine example of the car that defined the modern sports saloon. A rear wheel drive monster that jumps off the line with a snarl from the supercharged German V8 it also offers a level of refinement that's hard to match, the detail paid to the interior is exquisite, this really is one of the best cars Mercedes-Benz have made.

 With gentle hints as to the power within, this generation of E55 has much more subtle styling than it’s newer brethren. Whilst it may feature quad exhausts and touches of carbon fibre it is all rather discreet, which makes for a car that looks as good as it drives. Finished in pure white and in perfect condition this is an exceptional car that should not be missed.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2004
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model E Class
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 46,440 Kilometers
  • Engine size 5430
  • Location Cornwall
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
10 bids from 5 bidders
  • borrego•••• £18,500 10/12/21
  • David H•••• £18,100 09/12/21
  • moore.c•••• £17,100 09/12/21
  • David H•••• £16,500 09/12/21
  • moore.c•••• £15,500 07/12/21
  • Rick £15,000 04/12/21
  • Munro77 £12,500 03/12/21
  • Rick £10,000 03/12/21
  • Munro77 £7,500 03/12/21
  • Rick £5,000 03/12/21

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