Claremore Driveway: 2008 Mercedes E350 Fourmatic


Fifty years ago, when I first started in the Pontiac business, we had a customer, I believe she was a teacher from Chelsea, whose name was Erskine Stanberry.

Miss Stanberry was fastidious both in her personal appearance and her vehicles. She bought several new cars from us, and I always looked forward to her trade-ins, because I knew they were perfectly maintained and also perfectly clean. But there was something else; they looked as if they’d never been dirty to begin with. Her cars always smelled so good!

When I first laid eyes on this five-year-old Mercedes, I thought of Erskine. This 2008 model car looked and felt like new. It has bigger wheels and tires along with four-wheel drive, and that makes it look even more substantial than the other Mercedes. It has the things everyone likes; the sunroof, the Harmon Karden sound with satellite radio, the light cashmere leather, sunroof,  and full function navigation.

She is selling this for just a hair under $20k, which is roughly a third of new sticker.

This car, with care, will last someone a long, long time.

My name is Robby Melton. I’m old enough to qualify for a “senior coke” at McDonalds and don’t have to work anymore, but find myself here on the lot most days because that’s where the cars are. That advertising slogan,  “We sell cars for fun,” is not far off-base for my brother and me.


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