2005 Mercedes-Benz E350 Avantgarde (S211)

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Highlights

  • Comprehensive recent major service
  • New Bilstein shock absorbers and rear airspring bags
  • Personal import from Japan, corrosion-free
  • MOT valid until July 2025
  • ULEZ compliant 

The Appeal

As the third generation of E-Class vehicles, the 211 was a remarkably refined, distinguished car. Comfortable, solidly built and undeniably refined, these were available in three trims - Classic, Elegance, and its most luxurious - Avantgarde. They were an immediate hit, and continue to be prized just as a Mercedes-Benz Estate should be. 

This particular example boasts the Avantgarde trim, with plentiful wood trims and sumptuous black leather inside the cabin. Imported from grit-free Japan, this impressive Estate car features AMG 18" wheels, electric memory seats and a powerful Hi-Fi speaker system, all of which come together to make a superb, highly capable modern classic. 



History and Paperwork

  • Registered on 01/08/2005
  • Personal import from Japan in 2021
  • 2 registered keepers since arrival in the UK
  • MOT valid until July 2025
  • 805 Build Year Code
  • Part service history available
  • Currently indicates 78,893 miles



The Condition

  • Bodywork looks in very good order after three-stage machine polish
  • A few parking marks have reportedly been touched in
  • AMG 18" wheels in smart condition
  • Black leather interior presents well
  • No sign of any rips or tears
  • Wooden veneers in fine condition
  • Air conditioning recently re-gassed
  • Electric memory seats are reportedly in fine working condition
  • Steering Wheel volume and phone buttons not connected to Sony Hi-F



The Mechanics

  • 3.5L M272 V6 powerplant
  • 7-speed automatic transmission
  • Over 30mpg on a run
  • New Bilstein shock absorbers and rear airspring bags
  • All front suspension springs, bushes, and arms replaced
  • New front discs and pads
  • New ignition coil, camshaft & position sensors, purge valve, VVT magnets & variable valve replacement kit
  • Main and auxiliary battery replaced
  • New air suspension compressor
  • Major service carried out last year including oil & filter, K&N air filters, transmission oil, coolant flush and refill
  • We understand the car to be in excellent working order
  • We've no reports of any mechanical issues, no matter how minor



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Auction Details
  • Year 2005
  • Make Mercedes
  • Model E Class
  • Colour White
  • Mileage 78,893 Miles
  • Engine size 3500
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ayrshire
  • County Scotland
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
4 Bids
  • paul-be•••• £3,100 14/07/24
  • Honeydo•••• £3,000 13/07/24
  • lowman1•••• £1,700 12/07/24
  • jasmine•••• £1,500 12/07/24

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