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