I do not contest the fact that if the vehile has AMG rims that we can add a few extra $ to the cost of the purchase. The picture does not show the rims, and AMG rims are not standard on any MB vehciles, except if you purchase a sports appearance package which gives the 18" 10-twin Spoke Staggered Wheels and the Bi-Xenon Active Headlamps. If that is the case, then the interior does not have the wood triming but the Black Birdseye Maple Trim, unless you claim it is the designo package. The base price of a E500 in the USA today is $59175. If you contest that, then check MBUSA.COM. With after-market options and dealer provided options, the vehcile can run around $70,000 but for that cost, one can easily fetch a S430 after haggling with the dealer and a good sum of $5000 down. Congrats to you and your family on this fine purchase. You father has good taste in vehicles, but unfortunately he got ripped off by the dealer for a few thousand $. I am a big MB fan. I love those cars are live for better deals.