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1991/93 Mercedes Benz W124 500E - Euro Gray Market Car - $15500

SOLD!!!

Very very rare car!
European market imported car only one of a few in the US. Also known as "The Four-Door Porsche" this was a one time only collaboration between Mercedes Benz and Porsche to build the ultimate factory sports sedan to dominate the Autobahn, and they did. Considered to be "perhaps the most desirable and collectible Mercedes of the last 20 years."


Contact me at [email protected] (preferred) or call me at 808-220-0011 (days only please)
This is the last of the hand-built cars Mercedes produced, the W124 chassis, giving it a quality and fitness level lost on the newer models. Built like a tank the car will run forever and give the new owner hours and hours of pure driving pleasure while wrapped in one of the most classic shapes Mercedes has ever produced.
Details:
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E (Late 1991 build)
- Brilliant Silver Metallic
- Black Recaro Leather Interior
- 116,000 Miles (less than 8k per year)
- 322hp 5.0 Liter V8
- 4 Speed Automatic
- 16" x 8" Forged Aluminum Wheels - Nearly new Goodyear Eagle GS-H tires
- Slide and Tilt Sunroof
This car is always kept covered in the factory fitted genuine car cover. Recently completely rebuilt the transmission to provide the new owner with a highly reliable driving experience for another 116k miles. Also replaced the original headliner with a new genuine Mercedes headliner (over $500 part), the inside of this car looks as new as it did when it rolled off the line in Stuttgart.

This also being a European market model it comes with the manual HVAC climate controls, but was fitted with US Spec 500E headlights for federalization. It was not optioned with headlight washers or heated seats when ordered in Europe. The car was originally sent to Belgium but was purchased by G&K Automotive for import (http://www.gnkauto.com/) and conversion and was sold in 1993 and registered as a 1993 model.
I have kept this car as close to stock as possible, maintaining it's heritage and rarity has been a priority for me. I've used this as my daily driver for my short three-mile commute to work and fun weekend drives, I've done everything I can to it to make it a reliable daily driver as it is now, and only now do I feel secure selling it knowing it's in great running shape. The paint is a little tired in spots but still shines when waxed up, a serious detailing/buffing would solve most, if not all of the scuffs. The only other issues are strictly cosmetic, the expected black-chrome trim has faded a into that bronze color and the rubber gaskets around the side-view mirrors are a little cracked but still seal to the car just fine. There is a small nickel-size ding on the front drivers side fender that could be pulled out with the right gear and another nickel-size ding below the rear license plate, both have been there since I purchased the car so I'm not sure of their origin but both are very minor flaws on an otherwise outstanding car.
Work done to the car:
- Complete transmission rebuild, replaced the K2 drum and valve body
- Replaced original headliner with an new OEM one (not a cheap option) interior looks brand new with it.
- Starter wiring harness replaced with a new one
- Engine wiring harnesses replaced as well
- Alpine CDA-9885 CD Player with iPod hookup and remote ( http://www.crutchfield.com/App...A9885 )
- Viper Alarm with Keyless Entry, Silent Arming and Panic Button
- Tinted Windows (20%)
- Modified the fan switch to click on at 86 deg C
- Replaced Euro head light switch with new OEM part
- Got new premium OEM Mercedes floor mats
- Got an OEM Mercedes NOAH fitted car cover (ALWAYS kept under cover)
- Replaced the deteriorated air intake tubes with new SL500 ones
- I also just scored an OEM Warning Triangle that fits into the factory mount in the Euro Bootlid
I have kept this car as close to stock as possible, maintaining it's heritage and rarity has been a priority for me, and the factory Mercedes Benz parts are second to none on the 500E and rarely, if ever, need replacement or upgrading.
500E Information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercedes-Benz_500E
500E Independent Reviews: (PLEASE READ IF CONSIDERING BUYING MY CAR)
http://www.mercedesshop.com/500e.htm
http://automobile.automotive.c....html
http://www.epinions.com/auto-r...E-bd1
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Interior:



Original Articles: (Click links to view scanned article images)
Car and Driver - December 1990
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Road and Track - May 1992 (The Terminator of Luxury Sedans)
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I have more articles available that can be emailed on request. The 500E has recently been featured in Automobile Magazine in it's "100 Coolest Cars of All Time" list, Classic Motorsports' "Benz on a Budget" article, European Car's "Top 10 Sleepers" feature article and in Mercedes Enthusiast.

Modified by BrodieDub at 5:49 PM 11-13-2009


Modified by BrodieDub at 5:47 AM 12-22-2009
 

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bump for a nice car and requst pix of engine bay!
 

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Re: (dieselraver)

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bump for a nice car and requst pix of engine bay!

Thanks!
I'll take some today if I get the chance, I also forgot to take ones of the new headliner and floormats, wanna show those off as well, just brings the whole car together.
 

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Cruising with that car in Hawaii must be amazing. Wow man http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Oh, it is and I really wish I could keep it, it's the most complete car I've ever owned, class, reliability, power, comfort, it's all there, time for someone else to enjoy it though.
Couple of more pics as requested by a few people:
Engine Bay:

Conversion Tag:

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The New Headliner:
 

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bump for an absolutely stunning car gl bud! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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bump for an absolutely stunning car gl bud! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

A'thank you http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Pass the word out there to your dads, they seem to remember these things better than most of the people my age hahahaha
 

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Just wanted to wish you good luck... my Dad used to have a 400E. 500Es were so rare in Canada they were going for over MSRP at the time. He settled for a 400E for 5 years until he bought an SL500

Beautiful car. Shame you have to sell it. Hopefully you find somebody who will treat it as well as you have.
If only...
 

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Just wanted to wish you good luck... my Dad used to have a 400E. 500Es were so rare in Canada they were going for over MSRP at the time. He settled for a 400E for 5 years until he bought an SL500

Beautiful car. Shame you have to sell it. Hopefully you find somebody who will treat it as well as you have.
If only...

Well it's never too late

I know the biggest problem for me is my location, so I've complied a few common shipping location costs with ship dates for the first week of September (shipping rates do change depending on date).
Long Beach/Oakland/Seattle - $1072.00
Dallas - $1934
Detroit - $2001
Atlanta - $1990
Boston - $2074
 

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Bump for a fellow 500E owner! My 93 500E has 190,000 miles and still running strong! It's cool to see how a euro spec one was built, i.e. the side markers on the fenders, the dual climate control, a glove box and all the other small amenities. Good luck on the sale!
 

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Bump for a fellow 500E owner! My 93 500E has 190,000 miles and still running strong! It's cool to see how a euro spec one was built, i.e. the side markers on the fenders, the dual climate control, a glove box and all the other small amenities. Good luck on the sale!

Yep, it's the little things that make the difference
 

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wow that is one rare car

Indeed, take an already rare car then import and spend a small fortune federalizing it and bam, you're the rarest Benz at the country club. Suprisingly tho, it's still a W124 so parts aren't too hard to find, neither are willing techicians.
Spread the word peoples, I really need to sell her soon, and the lowered price of $14k is on the money for an early 500E let alone one this rare, and shipping costs aren't as bad as one would suppose. West coasters basically get one of the rarest and most desireable Benz's ever made for about $15k with shipping and east coasters get it for about $16k, add to that the grey market rarity of it and you've got a pretty sweet deal.
 
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