1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

Every decade there is a handful of cars that arrive on the scene that have the right stuff to permanently leave a mark on the automotive landscape. The Mercedes-Benz 300SL, Mk1 Volkswagen GTI and E30 BMW M3 are but a handful of motors that have shifted over into the icon category. Their respective manufacturers have tried to rekindle the magic of these vehicles over the years, much to their credit, but somehow, these cars will be frozen in time as some of the greats. This is the case with this car, the W124 Mercedes-Benz 500E/E500. Mercedes has come out with a number of AMG tuned E class sedans in the past two decades, but none seems to capture the hearts and minds like this super sedan with Porsche DNA. Interestingly enough, another icon of the 1990s was built in the same factory as this car, right after 500E/E500 production ended: the Audi RS2 Avant.

This particular 500E for sale in Georgia belies its age and the miles it has covered, looking truly immaculate in Brilliant Silver.

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Year: 1993
Model: 500E
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 75,175 mi
Price: Reserve auction

You are bidding on a 1993 Mercedes 500E (VIN WDBEA36E7PB905226). This W124 Mercedes is in extraordinary original condition with only 75170 miles. This 500E was originally a Mercedes Benz Starmark CPO car. The car retains its original paint (744 Brilliant Silver) with flawless original light grey interior along with all its original glass, including windshield. I am not exaggerating when I say the interior is flawless. There is not one tear, rip or stain. The driver’s seat is very firm with no creases. The headliner is unblemished with no sags and the door packets are excellent with no peeling material. All the wood is unblemished with no cracks.

The original paint has tremendous gloss and depth and the front end has no rock chip damage. The trunk and battery area are spotless with no battery acid damage. Also, there are no stains, rips or tears on any of the trunk carpet.
This 500E has been garaged all its life and retains most of its service records; however, it does have all its books, manuals and all keys.

Mechanically, this 500E needs nothing and has outstanding performance. The engine wiring harness was replaced in 2011 and a recent service has been performed with all the fluids changed…engine, radiator, transmission and brake fluid. The car has no leaks and nothing on this 500E needs attention. There is no dry rotted rubber or seals. The engine pad does not sag and is not deteriorating.

I have added factory original Mercedes Benz European Hella Headlights, with the correct factory wipers and motors. However, I do have the original headlights and wiper motors, with the original trim pieces; all are in excellent condition and stay with the car. Also, although the original wheels are not on the car, I do have all five of the original, 8 hole, 16-inch wheels. These wheels will stay with the car too.

I have tried my best to describe this car, but I think that one needs to see the car, in person, to really appreciate the true condition of this 500E. I have taken many detail photos of this car, but I was limited to what I could list. If there is some aspect of this car that someone wants to see, please do not hesitate to call/contact me and I will send whatever is needed or answer any question. This car is for sale locally, so I reserve the right to end the auction at anytime. I will release the clear title as soon as car is paid in full.

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When it comes to the 500E, I’m somewhat torn when it comes to messing with perfection. In this case, however, I’m willing to be a bit flexible, as the later AMG wheels don’t look terribly out of place and the Euro headlamps are a touch that some enthusiasts like myself prefer. Prices for these special W124s have been on an upswing. You can still find ones with over 100,000 miles for well under $20,000, with nicer ones averaging north of that figure. This one has reasonable mileage and is quite a minter. I’d suspect somewhere in the $26,000 to $30,000 range is probably where bidding will settle.

-Paul

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13 Comments on "1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E"

  1. UrSDriver says:

    What a car, and the description rings all the right bells for me. Envious of whoever acquires this. No mention of the state of the SLS but ride height looks correct.

  2. sam says:

    yeah, one of the better 500E for sale recently. good color, euro lights, appropriate wheel upgrade, relatively low miles

  3. CharlesH says:

    Relatively rare color for these. Good original paint and a clean interior. What else could you want. I agree with the earlier poster who said this is one of the better ones to come up lately. It will be interesting to see what this sells at. Recent prices for more heavily used lower quality cars have been in the 12K to 16K zone.

  4. Harrison says:

    My concerns are 4 owners and the car has been registered in Texas, Washington, North Carolina, and Georgia.

    4 owners and you want $25,000?

    Wiring harness replaced in 2011 and the mileage is 75,000 which is good. Also good is the headlights are correct for Europe but the owner has the original ones as well as the wheels.

    This car last visited an MB dealership back in 1999.

    It is a nice car and appears to be clean and honest. But at $25,000 it is overpriced I think. I would guess and say closer to $20,000 would be a fiar buy. Also, Silver/Grey is nice but Black/Black, Grey/Black, or Silver/Black is nicer.

    This wouldn’t be a car I’d want.

  5. UrSDriver says:

    Considering sub-50k mi cars in similar condition go for 30k+, I think the price is in the realm of accurate for the best Benz of the modern era.

  6. John says:

    Nice to see one that’s not black for a change. I wouldn’t let the 4 owner thing put you off necessarily. If it can pass an indy PPI without anything noteworthy then that should tell most of what you need to know. I owned a 1988 Porsche 911 that had about 6 owners before me and it was it fantastic shape and had about 90,000 miles.
    If money was no object I would like to own one of limited ones from the final 500 produced.

  7. Harrison says:

    UrSDriver, whether this is “that” car remains to be seen.

  8. MDriver says:

    great find!….truly a Q-Ship….as far as price well frankly a good PPI will bear that out…
    $25k is fair considering mileage, condition etc. though I’d rather have the original wheels for OR a nice set of AMG monoblocks…just my taste

  9. Ricky says:

    Why does everybody feel the need to replace perfectly good wheels with these rough-riding AMG wheels? Jesus H Christ. Nice car otherwise.

  10. Harrison says:

    4 owners should not necessarily put one off however the price he is asking is top-of-the-market and “4 owners” doesn’t fit that bill, IMO.

    That is all I meant by that remark.

  11. Carter says:

    Hmmmm. This, or you could buy a mint condition 944 S2, a mint condition C4 S6, and a mint condition E34 M5 and still have some money left over for maintaining them. I get that it’s a cool car, but like the E30 M3 when the prices get high there are just so many attractive alternatives available at a lower price point it makes me question if it is really three to four times as good a car as its contemporaries. For me, it’s not. I flirted with the idea of getting one of these a few years ago, but frankly I’d rather be a little different and run a S8 motor swapped 6-speed V8 quattro.

    It is lovely, though.

  12. UrSDriver says:

    Time will tell what this car truly is, values of mint original 500e’s are not going down.

  13. audemars says:

    I’m all about keeping cars original, including the stereo and OEM tires.
    Facts on real values for the 500E’s:

    My friend just purchased the 40,000 mile 500E that as being sold by Exotic Classics in NY, and paid close to $40,000:

    My 26,000 mile 500E was appraised four months ago for $38,000, for an ‘Agreed Value’ insurance policy. I was told it had to be appraised at the low level instead of the high level.