1997 Mercedes-Benz E420

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GuysWithRides.com is excited to offer this 1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 for our latest reserve auction lot. Bidding opens Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at Noon Eastern Time and continues for 14 days through Tuesday, June 29 at 7:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. This Mercedes-Benz E420 is currently located approximately one hour east of Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Connecticut.

Mercedes-Benz produced the W210 generation of its E-Class Executive cars model years 1996 through 2003. The W210 E-class incorporated major changes compared to the earlier version of the E-class. The most notable was the front end’s use of four large oval headlights that gave Mercedes an updated image intended to attract more younger buyers and women. While still considered mid-size, the W210 E-class was 1.6 inches longer and 2.3 inches wider and offered significantly more interior room than the car it replaced. One of the rare versions of this generation of E-Class is the E420 featured for auction here. The E420 featured a 4.2 Liter V8 32-valve engine producing 275 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes E-Class cars earned Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award in 1996 for all of the styling and, performance, and safety innovations introduced in the W210.

The current caretaker purchased his silver over gray leather Mercedes E420 in 2016 the car had only 43K miles at that time. While the seller doubled the mileage of his E420 during that time, he did so while fastidiously maintaining the car properly. The only modification in this car is a modern Alpine Blue Tooth capable stereo receiver, however, the original head unit will be included as part of the sale.

The complimentary Carfax provided here confirms the ownership and mileage history with no accidents reported and twenty service records available:


Additionally, we contracted with LemonSquad.com to complete an unbiased, third-party Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”) on the vehicle.  Other than light wear and several minor dents and scratches commensurate with the car’s age, the inspector confirmed this E420 to be in very good condition with no “red flags” noted. To read the mechanic’s full report, click on the picture below:

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing a link to the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool summarizing value estimates based upon car condition. Between the pictures provided, the Clean Fax, and the positive Pre-Purchase inspection outcome, we think you will agree this 1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 is in Very Good to Excellent condition. The current caretaker agreed to a very reasonable reserve price so are confident will be strong on this very desirable and hard-to-come-by V8-powered W210 Mercedes.

If you have any questions about this 1997 Mercedes-Benz E420, please leave a comment below or feel free to call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking and happy bidding!

  1. Fred

    I am amazed to see a w210 in this condition! The current caretaker has done a fantastic job looking after this one.

    Although I don’t have enough room in the stable for this one, I envy the lucky winner of this gem.

    This is going to only go up in value in the near future.

    • Anonymous

      Hi Fred,

      Thanks for the comments about my car! It has been a joy to own and drive this classic V-8 powered W210. A car like this deserves to be well cared for, enjoyed and driven.

      Whoever wins this auction will have a ride that always brings a smile to their face. It also comes with a set of 4 Michelin X-Ice tires mounted on OEM rims, all in good condition.


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