Sold For: $15,900
1994 Mercedes Benz E 500 White Super Condition W124
I am excited to offer this gorgeous 1994 Mercedes E500 W124 sport sedan. The car comes equipped with a 5.0 Liter 322 HP motor. It sold new for approx. $80k and has maintained legendary status ever since. It is being offered by the second owner who has owned the car since 1996. VIN # is WDBEA36E6RC132875. Mileage is 95,000 miles +/-.
A rare car, in an even more rare, all white color with cashmere interior. Paint is original and in excellent condition (bumpers have been repainted). Car comes with 17" AMG Monoblocks, Alpine stereo upgrade and Magnaflow exhaust tips. Owner has will include the original rims.
Owner purchased the car from F-40 Motorsports in 1996, when it had only 11,500 miles. Properly maintained, always garaged and used primarily for long distance road trips (a pleasure to drive).
In 2007, the owner repaired or replaced the shocks and suspension leveling system.
In July 2012, owner replaced wiring harness and throttle body.
Only approx. 1500 500E's and E500's were ever brought to the US (500 per year) so these are super rare cars. Some experts believe that only approx. 250 exist today in the US in good condition. The seats are supplied by Recaro and the cars all came loaded. Only options were color, CD changer and phone. This car includes the factory CD player.
The history of the 500E is well documented and for those in the know, this is a landmark model in Mercedes history. This car was conceived by Mercedes and was virtually hand built by Porsche, so it is renowned for being the ultimate in build quality, even by Mercedes high standards of the time.
According to Supercars.net "The 1993 Mercedes 500E is perhaps the most desirable and collectable Mercedes of the last 20 years." If you've ever owned one, I'm sure you'd agree.
Developed in conjunction with Porsche, the Mercedes 500E was based on the popular 300E model which had been released in 1986. Each 500E was transported back and forth between the Mercedes plant and Porsche's Rossle-Bau plant in Zuffenhausen during assembly and hand built, taking a full 18 days to complete each model. It was produced between 1992-94 in which time approximately 7200 cars were built.
Besides a totally new engine, the 500E was also equipped with a hydraulic self-leveling suspension, 11.8 inch vented discs in the front and 10.9 inchers in the back, wider wheels and tires and shorter and stiffer springs which lowered the 500E nearly an inch over the 300E. While the resulting slalom time is nothing to boast about (61 mph), the 500E still manages a healthy 0.84g on the skidpad and a sports-car-like 116 ft stopping distance. The engine was the same unit used in the 500SL but with a Bosch LH Jetronic fuel injection replacing the KE Jetronic and a redesigned intake manifold with longer runners that resulted in an additional 22 lb-ft of torque over that powerplant. The four speed automatic transmission and rear axle were also sourced from the 500SL and the 500E was also equipped with standard ASR (traction control). While there was no factory option for an override switch, many aftermarket tuners could provide this, lowering 0-60 mph times into the 5 second ranges. There were a few other slight faults with the 500E as well. The single windshield wiper arm was not very efficient and the interior ergonomics were less than perfect while for the price, the 500E could still not deliver the same amount of all-out performance as the E34 M5.
The Mercedes was however an excellent Autobahn cruiser and could deliver a ride comfort and effortless power delivery at higher speeds in a manner that even the BMW M5 could not match.
Sell your soul for this car. This is perhaps the best driving sedan available. Acceleration is instant and brutal right off the line on up to any speed you want to try. Flooring it off the line will invoke ASR and leave everyone pinned to their seats. Handling is ultra precise with immense grip. The lowered stance and flared fenders look outstanding yet are still mature and stealth. Drive the car at 1/3 or 1/4 throttle and your passengers are cocooned in utmost comfort. The adaptive suspension resolves the ride/handling argument as well as anything to date. One dig in the throttle awakens the car with a deep V8 growl that mutates into a fierce roar that sounds great but never gets intrusive or loud. The seats are bolstered to match the car's handling potential. The ABS aided brakes stop the car fast and straight from any speed with no noticeable fade. The transmission starts in second gear to smooth take off but a heavy foot or use of the trademark shifter makes 1st quite accessible. The 4-speed transmission shifts smoothly and in a unobtrusive manner if left to its own decisions. Thankfully Mercedes has retained the gated shifter that allows manu-matic shifting. This configuration still seems the best compromise between automatics and manuals.
I have shipped many classic American and German cars to Europe. It is very possible that this great Mercedes will find its way back to Germany or other European country. I welcome European interest and will be very glad to assist in making arrangements to have this car shipped safely across the ocean.
Car is located in Denver, CO.
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This item is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied unless there is a warranty in effect from the factory. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected this item, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the item.