The product of one of the greatest automotive collaborations ever, the Mercedes-Benz 500E/E500 was created in 1989 using Porsche’s expertise to incorporate a 5.0-liter V8 engine from the SL-Class roadster into the chassis of the W124 sedan. As the car entered its final years of production from 1994 into 1995, a “Limited” edition model was created featuring exclusive colored leather upholstery, Birdseye maple trim, and 17” EVO II alloy wheels. This 1994 example is one of 951 Mercedes-Benz E500 Limiteds produced in total and has been cared for by two prior owners while maintained by a local Mercedes-Benz dealership. Showing approximately 145k kilometers on the odometer, this rare E500 is now being offered for auction out of Switzerland.
During an 18-day process, the 500E/E500 was hand-assembled by Porsche at Zuffenhausen, transported back to Mercedes-Benz for painting, and finally redelivered to Porsche's "Rössle-Bau" plant where the car was completed and mated to its engine. Compared to the standard W124 models, the 500E could be distinguished by its wider stance, flared fenders, side skirts, and front air dam. The 1994 model also received cosmetic updates along with the rest of the E-Class model range including a new trunk lid, front grille, and headlamps. This W124 is finished was specified with equipment for Switzerland and comes finished in Brilliant Silver Metallic (744U). The Limited model rides on slightly lower suspension than a standard E500 and comes factory equipped with 17” EVO II alloy wheels. New Bridgestone tires have been installed and the seller describes the paint to be very well-preserved while showing only minor stone chips. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.
The cabin is appointed with Black leather featuring unique Birdseye maple wood trim and Green-patterned inserts on the Recaro seats and door panels which are specific to the E500 Limited. Driver amenities include heated electrically adjustable front seats with memory, an electric rear window blind, an electric sliding sunroof, a power-adjustable steering column, a remote locking system, heat-insulating glass, automatic climate control, an integrated telephone, and sound system paired with the original cassette stereo.
This E500 is powered by a 5.0-liter M119 32-valve DOHC V8 engine producing up to 322 HP and 354 lb.-ft of torque. The rear wheels are driven by way of a 4-speed automatic transmission. The 1994 model year introduced larger factory disc brakes borrowed from the R129 SL600 roadster. The seller states that all routine maintenance has been kept up to date by a Mercedes-Benz dealership and a documented service history will be provided to the next owner.
This sale will include the original owner’s manuals and a clean title.
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Offer in the amount of $62,000
Even the steering wheel has the green pattern! What a beautiful car.
Bid in the amount of $60,000
Bid in the amount of $55,000
@ClayMan Between 12-25k USD. Depends if you want to transport it by sea or plane!
How much would shipping be to Toronto, Ontario, Canada?
It is the front left fender
Which panel is the 320 paint meter reading on?
Bid in the amount of $35,000
Bid in the amount of $28,000
Bid in the amount of $25,000
Bid in the amount of $4,150
Why is this car so cheap
In my eyes mercedes nailed it with this 500E style and muscle with some Porsche help. I wish this was in my garage the Color combo is correct.
Bid in the amount of $3,900
Bid in the amount of $3,650
Bid in the amount of $3,400
@Porschegstaad so it’s impossible to say if it’s 1st paint or not…
Bid in the amount of $3,050
@KidOfNY @KidOfNYMost 500s W124 show such paint thickness variations. They were painted back then by third party suppliers and the precision could vary.
We have been measuring paints of more than 20 W124s and they all show similar variations when featuring first/original paint.
Amazing to see a Limited in such a top conditions. That green interior is incredible!
Bid in the amount of $2,800
Bid in the amount of $2,550
@Aceofspades Perfect. Now I'll have to follow this auction like a hawk
@DJSANDHU Yes we can arrange everything for you.
Does the seller handle import into the US, paperwork, customs etc? If not, do they or anyone on this forum have agents/companies they have used in the past?
Bid in the amount of $2,300
Between 100 and 180 it’s original paint.
More than 250, repainted several times or badly repainted
Bid in the amount of $2,000
All until ~300 Mü is absolute in Range for first Paint. The vary in Readings can have several reasons like a Scratch that was polished or dirt on the Paint.
@Aceofspades Thank you! Some of the panels are not consistent and have very high readings?
How can you state that this car is 100% original paint? Thank you
I just uploaded the Paint Meter readings. Those are metric Values. The Car is 100% first paint.
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Seller please post paint meter readings of the car. Thank you