I'm sure it didn't help but was OK after. I wasn't looking to sell but after the little bump at the front and the known suspension leak I knew I needed to invest a fair bit into the car. Then a service. Probably about 4k. I had already done a deal with the insurance company on the bump so decide to sell the car cheaper and bow out before investing.
Shame really as waited a year to find a decent priced comparatively low mileage one with good history. Put a post on the MBClubUK forum about the deal and had several PM's within hours. Received a deposit from the new owner in 24 hours and the car was gone 48 hours later.
One of those deals that makes sense for seller and buyer. I am sure I'll get another E55K or definitely another AMG V8 again soon of some description.