2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Estate – $8,000 RNM

Dec 2020 | Sold Cars

January 11, 2021 Update – After agreeing to a No Reserve auction held on a competitive auction site Cars&Bids, that site was only able to generate a high bid of $4,233.

December 22, 2020 Update – Unfortunately, the high of $4,000 on this spectacular 2005 Mercedes-Benz E500 Wagon did not meet the seller’s reserve price of $8,000, so he’s decided to try to sell on a competitive website.  We thank Bryan for the opportunity to try and sell his E500.

You want to stand out from the sea of look-alike SUVs crowding the highways these days, yet you need superior all-wheel-drive traction and cargo capacity.  While you like the idea of owning a V8-powered SUV, you prefer the comfort and handling of a sedan.  You also need eight-passenger capacity for those times when you need to safely haul your kids and a couple of their friends to <insert your activity here>. What you really want is a vehicle that is no longer available brand new in North America: a good-looking, V8-powered station wagon.

Well, GuysWithRides.com is pleased to present this stunning silver-over black leather 2005 Mercedes-Benz S211 E500 Estate. The current caretaker, Bryan, thoroughly enjoys and maintains his rare wagon and will hate to see it go.  The car is currently located in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Classic.com, the search engine and analytics platform for classic cars, indicates the average sales price for similar E500 wagons currently stands at $21,830.  Most recently, a similar vintage E500 Estate with 143,000 miles sold here on Cars&Bids.com with a winning bid of $10,750.

If you are serious about buying this E500, you can contact Rudy here at GuysWithRides directly at (908) 295-7330 to learn more.

Mercedes-Benz produced its third-generation E-Class for the 2003 through 2006 model years.  The most notable design features from the prior generation include twin-headlights angled slightly rearward. While the W211 E-Class was larger than its predecessors, the beautiful more aerodynamic styling provided less interior space, particularly in the estate version, than the prior generation it replaced. It offered gasoline or diesel engines with a choice of rear or 4-wheel drive. The W211 features an innovative electro-hydraulic braking system marketed as Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC), which was standard equipment in the E-Class.  Air suspension was standard equipment in the top-of-the-range E 500 V8 model.  The W211 was the first E-Class since 1985 equipped with two windshield wipers.  While most U.S. E-Class Estates were the V6-powered E320, the example available for purchase here features the “M113” 5.0-liter V8, which produces 302 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. Power is sent to all four corners through a 5-speed automatic transmission controlling the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system. It’s worth noting this vintage of E-Class wagon was the last non-AMG version to be offered with a V8 in the North American market.

Here’s a review of the S211 Estate from the British Car Review show Men & Motors:


Here is the detailed Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) conducted on our behalf on Monday, November 9th, 2020 by the local LemonSquad.com inspector.  The only maintenance item noted during the inspection was dirty brake fluid that needs to be flushed and refilled.

(Click on the picture below to review the complete and complimentary Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”):

Here are all of the exterior pictures of this E500 Estate:

Here are all of the interior pictures of this E500 Estate:

Here are detailed pictures of this E500’s AMG wheels and tires:

This section contains a number of engine shots:

The third caretaker of this 2005 E500 Estate, Bryan, purchased the car from the prior owner several years ago.  Bryan performed all of the required maintenance during his ownership. In addition to a Harman/Kardon audio system, Bryan’s E500 is equipped with a moonroof, third-row rear-facing seats, and a Mercedes COMMAND audio/navigation system.  The car is mostly unmodified except for the upgraded AMG wheels and the standard halogen headlamps have been upgraded to to high output LED lighting including low beams, high beams, and driving lights.  Two keys, the rear cargo cover, and two sets of factory Mercedes floor mats (carpet and rubber) will be included as part of the sale.

Here is Bryan’s description of his Mercedes E500 Estate:

I am the third owner of this wagon, and hate to see it go. It’s a fantastic car, and I have maintained it mostly myself since I got it. It’s in great shape, and is still very fast – really is a sleeper car. It’s got a few dings here and there but overall is in great shape. These are getting quite rare. The car has upgraded AMG rims.”

Bryan also provided this great video of his E500 he’s going to miss:

If you are serious about becoming the next caretaker of this beautiful E500 Estate, then click here to register and place your silent bid.  Thank you for looking!

  1. Craig Wright

    First impressions are lasting impressions………….I’d have thought someone listing a car like this would have at least cleaned up the car for the presentation. Bryan did not take the time to clean the carpet, or the drivers seat. The photo of the engine bay shows leaves in the side rails, which leads me to believe this car was not garaged under his ownership. Decent condition for a car with 183k miles. Should be a good buy.

    • Guys with Rides

      Hi Craig, we appreciate the candid and open feedback but in the seller’s defense, he did clean the car. Yes, the pictures taken by the LemonSquad.com mechanic show a combination salt and snow in the driver’s area, but that’s attributed to him getting in and out of the car during his inspection. Unfortunately, that’s to be expected this time of year in Minnesota. If you scroll down further to the interior shot section and scroll through that section, you’ll see a day or so before the PPI was conducted, the seller thoroughly detailed the interior.

      As an active Concours participant who endured many a Western New York winter, short of keeping a ride locked inside the garage, it’s extremely difficult to keep the driver’s cockpit show-ready once there is snow on the ground.


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