greggearhead
greggearhead New Reader
4/30/15 12:21 p.m.

The Mercedes 500E was the ultimate W124 Chassis Mercedes built. Each one was HAND assembled by Porsche in Zuffenhausen, then shipped back to Mercedes. About 10,000 were built, and only 1500 came to the USA.

The engine is a 5.0L V8 that has 325hp - but can still get 19+mpg if driven conservatively. Zero-to Sixty comes in 5.5 seconds. Quarter mile was 14.1 seconds at 101mph. That is still faster than a lot of 'performance' cars out there today. New, this car cost $85,000 - and that was back in the 1990s! Top speed is electronically limited to about 155mph. It can go faster.

So - this car was pretty much a super car sedan when it was made, and extremely expensive. It needs a little love now - because the front spoiler was damaged, along with the drivers front fender edge. I work at a shop that specializes in automotive restoration, so repairs could easily be worked into the price or something like that.

It runs and drives very well, but it has 186k miles, so it will need a little bit of TLC. Interior is very nice and clean - Recaro designed front seats. However, look at how much car you are getting for the money! A little sweat equity and you have the baddest Mercedes they built in the 1990s. Only asking $6500.

Here is the Hagerty Valuation - look at what it is doing!

https://www.hagerty.com/valuationtools/HVT/VehicleSearch/Report?vbe=119008

Yes, the wheels on it are gross. Pretty sure I've got the originals, will try to dig them out.

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markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
4/30/15 12:27 p.m.

Same era as the RS2 Audi (and cousins s4 and s6) An era where Porsche was helping their 4 door cousins. How hard would it be to get a replacement spoiler. And, yes, those wheels ruin it!

markwemple
markwemple HalfDork
4/30/15 12:35 p.m.

Just for a point of reference, here's what a clean one looks like (in other words what this one can look like) http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/4988669134.html

cmcgregor
cmcgregor Reader
4/30/15 2:16 p.m.

I never realized how much flare those have over the front wheel.

Cool car, GLWS

greggearhead
greggearhead New Reader
5/6/15 4:08 p.m.

Thanks guys - I've decided to keep it and fix it up. It's too cool and rare to let go so cheap. I kept getting lowball offers, and it's too much car for that to happen.

Gonna get fixed, H&Rs, Bilsteins, and hopefully some 18" AMGs or some cheap (ha) BBS LM's or something.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
5/10/15 7:45 p.m.

Enjoy it, I love those cars.

greggearhead
greggearhead New Reader
5/10/15 7:53 p.m.

Thanks - I can't wait to get it in the shop and start working on it. Funny, a capable car with 4 doors and even an auto trans is getting my juices flowing more than my 911 sometimes...

greggearhead
greggearhead New Reader
5/11/15 5:19 p.m.

Fender getting hammered out today. Will be driving it (on those hideous wheels, no less) for about a week or two, to feel out the needs of a high mileage car, before putting it on the lift and doing some suspension work and maybe tune up type stuff.

TiggerWelder
TiggerWelder New Reader
5/14/15 12:36 p.m.

That is a super sweet car! You were letting it go too cheap. I hope it brings you much joy and then a fair price when you are tired of it!

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