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.
The vehicle has just over 100k miles.
Will keep you updated as we move along.