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.