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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.

The vehicle has just over 100k miles. 

Will keep you updated as we move along.