1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E

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The Mercedes-Benz 500E needs no introduction here at GCFSB. But consider this was a luxury sedan that was edging 330 horsepower in an era when many mid-sized sedans could barely muster 150 horsepower. Rather impressive for a four-door in its day, then. This Porsche-built four-door express is getting its fair shake in the market after years of sitting in relative obscurity. Currently, excellent examples can edge $40,000 or more. This 1993 500E for sale in Northern Virginia has just passed the 50,000 mark and has little to fault with it. Will this pull the big money? Let’s take a look…

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Year: 1993
Model: 500E
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 50,026 mi
Price: $38,000 Buy It Now

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The Mercedes-Benz 500E is a supercar produced in collaboration with Porsche-AG from 1991-1995.The vehicle is based on the W124 chassis (1986-1995 officially) although the 500E is a totally different animal to its cousins. Only 1500 units were sold in the US. It has a 5.0L V8 engine producing 326bhp power and 354 lb/ft of torque coupled to the 4-speed automatic gearbox.The car was built by Porsche, with each 500E transported to and from the Mercedes-Benz plant and Porsche’s factory in Zuffenhausen, Germany. Each 500E took 18 days to complete.

This one owner vehicle has 50K miles and has never been in an accident. The vehicle is well maintained and passed virginia state inspection at the end of September. This is an unique opportunity to add this legendary car to your car collection. See the link below for more pictures

https://www.flickr.com/gp/138236179@N03/Z457z5

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We’ve seen a few higher mileage 500Es in the past year or two here at GCFSB, with most settling in the $10,000 to $15,000 range. This 500E is certainly one of the better examples we’ve seen, but I’m not quite sure if the asking price is warranted, given there are a few cosmetic issues inside and out. The engine wiring harness will need to be addressed in the near future, according to a recent inspection, so you’ll have to factor in the cost for that going in. In addition, it would be nice to get a little bit more color on what service records are available. Overall, this is not a bad 500E, but has a little ways to go until it could be considered one of the best.

-Paul

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4 Comments

  1. One of the guys over at that 500E forum checked this one out. His general opinion was that it appears to have differed maintenance, paint issues and incomplete service history,
    Basically, way overpriced for what is being rrepresented.

  2. Thanks for the input Jeff, good to know!

  3. My 29,000 mile 500E was appraised by the insurance company at $48,000

  4. I just picked up this one.
    Two long-term owners. Fully documented.
    They’re out there. You just have to be patient and deligent in the hunt.
    http://www.saintcharlesmotorcars.com/1992_MercedesBenz_500Class_Saint%20Charles_IL_260310868.veh

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