43,000 Miles. Clean Carfax. All Service Complete.
43,000 Miles. Clean Carfax. All Service Complete. This 500E was sold new in California and later purchased by a New York collector who moved it to Palm Beach, Florida. The car comes with a clean Carfax and a stack of service receipts. Nearly $10,000 has been spent since 2017 to get this 500E to mechanical perfection, including replacing the wiring harnesses. The car has recently been gone through from top to bottom by European Auto Solutions in Waltham, MA. $2,500 was spent to resolve all issues and the replacement parts come with a 3 year warranty. Everything works on this 500E from the original radio, to the clock and A/C. This is an excellent example of a highly desirable automobile.
History of the Mercedes 500E:
From 1991 to 1994, Mercedes-Benz sold a high-performance version of the W124, the Mercedes-Benz 500 E (W124.036). The 500E was created in close cooperation with Porsche. With its engineering department being fully occupied with the development of the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz commissioned Porsche in 1989 to redesign the W124 chassis to shoehorn the 5.0L V8 used in the SL into it, along with the necessary changes on the suspension system and drive train. When the car was ready, it was found that its widened fenders didn't fit through the W124 assembly line in Sindelfingen in three places. Hence Porsche was also commissioned to assemble the car. As a side-effect this arrangement provided workload for Porsche's plant, as the company was in crisis at the time, and its factory capacitiy was underutilized.
During production Mercedes-Benz delivered parts to Porsche's "Reutter-Bau" plant in Zuffenhausen (an urban district of Stuttgart, Germany) where the 500E chassis were hand-assembled. When finished the chassis were transported by truck to the Mercedes-Benz assembly plant in Sindelfingen to be painted. As soon as the paint was dry the varnished chassis were then shipped back to Porsche's "Rössle-Bau" in Zuffenhausen where the engine was put in and the car completed. For final inspection and delivery the vehicles again were transported to Sindelfingen. This process took a full 18 days per car.