The W210 chassis was distinguishable from previous E-series with it's quad lamps and softer lines. This Sport model benefited from factory cosmetic upgrades including Aero side cladding, AMG mono block wheels, & revised front air dam. Topping $57K as equipped in 1997, depreciation has not been kind but does present an opportunity on maintained low mileage examples. The seller incorrectly lists this as an AMG model but can be forgiven as the Sport model was developed by MB in conjunction with AMG input.
E420's were first introduced mid-year 1996 and came equipped with the 4.2L M119 V8 engine producing 286 HP. Honed over many years of production, the M119 was built with with longevity in mind. Known issues with this series are the plastic cam oiler tubes which have a tendency to blow the plug out of one end resulting in a loss of lubrication to the affected lifter and noticeable ticking noise. An easy fix is to swap in an earlier set of cast aluminum tubes for many years of trouble-free driving. Coupled to an electronic 5-speed automatic, these were built for long hauls in comfort & style.
W210 interiors were built equally durable and this example looks well kept. The leather looks almost factory fresh as does the trim and controls. This model was the top of the line E-series in it's day and was accordingly well appointed with such options as power rear sun-shade, glass moon roof, dual zone climate control, and heated seats. ASR traction control & ESP (Electronic Stability Program) compliment the rest of the E420 Sport package.
When not receiving complaints of "distracted by cars...again" from his wife, Glenn can be found in the kitchen whipping up exotic cuisine and nourishing nosh.