S-Class S550 W221 Restoration Project

This past weekend we picked up a 2008 S550 at an auction. Car sold as is with bad air suspension and a bad transmission.  This car would have probably ended up in a junkyard.  This would be the perfect project, right? As you can see from the pictures the car was totally trashed which not only makes a Mercedes addict sad but also upset. 

This car has quite a few issues:

  • Transmission. Won't move when placed in gear, D or R. 
  • Air suspension
  • Front bumper damaged
  • Fender damaged
  • Damaged wheels
  • ABS, ESP and several warning lights

While we are not worried about the air suspension issue, we hope it will not need a new transmission. This car has the 722.9 transmissions which did have quite a few issues in the early days. 

Even though this car was trashed we are looking forward to restoring this amazing vehicle. Sold for almost $90k new.

Vehicle has just over 100k miles. 

Will keep you updated as we move along. 


Really looking forward to watching this evolve. What are the end plans for the car? Daily driver for yourself or profit/resale. Kind of curious as to what the expected value is after restoration is.

Hi Mike, 

The restoration is done. It will go to an auction. 

Check out these pictures. 




s550 restoration project


Awesome! Good for you. Expected price at Auction?  Clean title right?

Where will it goto auction and when?

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