1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

3The 500E was an M5-baiting super-sedan built on the W124 platform in joint collaboration with Porsche. Offered between 1991 and 1994 with a 5.0 liter V8 generating 322hp and a subtly flared bodykit, these cars earned the clichéd (but accurate) moniker “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Somewhat forgotten about until recently, not too long ago neat examples could be had for around $10k. Not so any more. As the market has woken up to these cars we’re increasingly seeing more of them for sale at the $30k price point. This particular example breaks that barrier and then some: the seller is asking for a bold $54k.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E on eBay

1 Year: 1993
Model: 500E
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 32,420 mi
Price: Reserve auction with $54,500 Buy It Now
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Parkhaus1 is pleased to offer for sale this immaculate 1993 Mercedes Benz 500E in classic Grey Mettalic over Black Leather. This is a beautiful example of a well cared for and completely stock 500E. A very special car, the 500E was the fastest sedan in the world during its production and was hand built in collaboration with Porsche. Performance engineering was injected into all aspects of the W124’s systems. The body was enhanced with fender flares and a sportier front air dam and side skirts. The braking components were upgraded front as rear as well with a hydraulic suspension to promote comfort and road holding. The engine was massaged to produce 326 HP and in the stout W124 chassis the car became a “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”. With approximately 1500 units ever imported to the USA, this is a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest examples remaining. This car presents beautifully and is nearly a time capsule back to 1993! The exterior paint and trim are bright and fresh while the interior is pristine and nearly as new. This low mileage sports sedan has been owned by a collector for many years. It is has been garage kept and serviced religiously. The car operates very well with ice cold a/c, a fantastic sounding OEM stereo system and plenty of power from the V8. This 500E has no needs and is ready to be enjoyed by its next owner.

1993 Mercedes Benz 500E
32k Miles
2 Owners – A California and Florida Car
Car Cover
Owners Manual
Original Tools and Spare
Excellent Condition Throughout
Factory Trunk Mounted CD Changer
All Stock
Lots of Service History and Documentation

This car is in excellent condition however due to its age it does show minor paint imperfections on the front end from normal use. Also the Rear Bumper and Tail Light Garnish appear to have newer paint.

Please do not hesitate to contact me Al, on my cell phone at 305-301-7545 if you have any questions

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And it’s quite a car. With an incredibly low 32k miles on the odometer, it’s practically brand new, looking as if it just rolled out of the factory. The 199 Blue-Black paint shines wonderfully in the pictures (though some imperfections at the front are noted) and every panel looks straight and original. The black leather seats look unused, the wood grain and dash are all free of imperfections and the engine bay looks nice and clean. The ad copy does suggest that some of the rear end has been repainted, though it’s not clear why or how well matched the paint is.

This car has already come to the attention of the watchful crowd over at 500E board. In this thread a few members worry that the images appear retouched to make it look nicer than it is. They may well be right. An in-person inspection is certainly called for. If it checks out, I think this car is probably worth closer to $40k. That’s still a healthy amount for a once forgotten car with formidable presence and an intriguing place in Mercedes-Benz history.

Thanks to our reader Miguel for sending this great suggestion in!

– Craig

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4 Comments

  1. I would think it’s worth at least $30,000, but no more.

    I test drove a 2014 550i M Sport with the $6,000 audio option(forgot the name). Twin turbo with 400+ horsepower. Power delivery was smooth and incredibly fast.

    At $48,000 for a 19,000 mile car tricked out with all factory options and 18 months factory warranty remaining, I would pick it over this 500E.

    Modern conveniences aside, (and the bimmer has it in spades), the car drove faster, felt nimbler, and gripper compared to the 500E.

    I think it’s time to consider the modern day classics.

  2. Looked at this car in person. It looks as shiny as it does in the pictures. Totally Amazing !
    Undercarriage also immaculate !

  3. clas·sic
    ˈklasik
    adjective
    1. judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind.

    How can you call a 2014 BMW a “modern classic” ? Not to mention to compare it to a 500E? Totally different cars, and no basis for comparison other than both are German made and have four wheels.

  4. Interesting comparison of a 2014 550 with a 1993 500E.
    I wonder how a 2014 Cayenne Turbo would compare to a 1973 911RS.

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