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1994 Mercedes-Benz E500

It’s no coincidence that two of my favorite German performance cars emerged from the same factory. Both were blessed by the engineers at Porsche, even though neither of them wore the famous Stuttgart crest. One of these cars was the Audi RS2 Avant, which wasn’t sold on US shores. Shortly before production of this super estate commenced at Zuffenhausen, production was ending of another supercar in disguise, the Mercedes-Benz E500. Formerly known as the 500E before Mercedes’ nomenclature switchover in 1994, this sedan pushed the limits of what people thought was possible with a luxury sedan. I haven’t driven one in many years, but I can still remember slipping behind the wheel of this beast and being blown away. This 1994 E500 for sale in California represents the end of the production run for this special E-class. This one has covered a fair amount of miles but from the looks of it, could easily pass for half its age.

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Year: 1994
Model: E500
Engine: 5.0 liter V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 142,662 mi
Price: No reserve auction

Selling for no reserve.

Rare 1994 Mercedes E500 sedan for sale. This is the Mercedes-Porsche you have heard about!

The last and final year of the super sedan with only 1,528 units imported to the USA. Redesigned and improved for 1994 only. The factory improvements were upgrades to headlights, hood, trunk, painted bumpers, sound system and larger 600SL brakes.

Black pearl with Grey leather. It has 142k pampered miles. Meticulous dealer records and owned by an Enthusiast. The wood is excellent. The leather has been treated regularly and is soft and supple. Non smoking car.

The car is in excellent condition in and out. It drives amazing like a new car. Motor is strong and healthy. Trans shifts smooth and flawlessly.

Complete records and owners manuals. The car still has the factory Mercedes Benz phone in the armrest and overhead console.

The following work has been done at the Mercedes Dealer:

Wire harness replaced at 138k
New distributor cap and rotor @142k
New oem front brake rotors and pads @142k
New battery @142k
Lube maintenance service @119k
Replaced rear lower links @119k
Lube maintenance service @115k
Alignment @115k
Lube maintenance service @110k
Replaced water pump and thermostat @92k
Replaced trans front pump seals @92k
Replaced Engine mounts @93k
Replaced head gaskets @91k
Replaced both valve cover gaskets @91k
Resealed power steering pump @91k
Ignition control unit @94k
Major service @90k
Roller Blind @90k
AC control push button unit
Upper and lower pan gaskets

and much more…

Email for more info. Clean title in hand. 2 keys with the car. Some rock chips on hood. Located in SF California.


Normally I’m cautious about a performance machine with this amount of mileage, but from the looks of the servicing and recent work done to it, I’d certainly give this car a pass. Personally, I prefer the facelifted E500 over the earlier 500Es, but in reality, I’d feel fortunate to have either grace my garage. We haven’t tracked an E500 sale since the 1994 example with 116,000 miles we saw back in 2013. That car sold for $9,400. Prices for the 500E and E500 have been climbing since, and we’re well above that number already in a no reserve auction. If I had to wager a guess, I’d suspect we’ll see a car of this caliber bring somewhere in the $20,000 to $23,000 territory.



  1. UrSDriver
    UrSDriver June 17, 2015

    E500 cream puff with driver quality miles, schwing!

  2. John campbell
    John campbell June 18, 2015

    Miles on these w124 ( I would add w123 & w126) chassis cars are somewhat relevant but don’t really tell the whole story. As stated maintenance, condition and history is the key. With proper care a m119 powered w124 has many 100,000 miles bred into it. Often buyers prefer hardly used lo mile garage queens. While these examples may look good on the surface (cosmetics) they often are neglected underneath and will cost 1,000’s to put back roadworthy (believe me I know). A regularly driven example with more miles is often a much better car if you plan to drive it. My 2 w124 chassis examples both ’94 model years (e320 & e500) have served regular duty and have 80-100k each. Both these cars seem to be ready for another 100k barring any accident that causes damage to their chassis.

  3. audemars
    audemars June 18, 2015

    Although I have a 29k mile 500E in my collection, I still always enjoy looking at pictures of this awesome car 🙂

  4. N Roc
    N Roc June 19, 2015

    Why were the head gaskets replaced? Is this common for this engine?

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