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 trashed, making a Mercedes addict sad and 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 722.9 transmissions, which had 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. We will keep you updated as we move along.

We hope you find the S-Class S550 W221 Restoration Project guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Mercedes-Benz.

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