VIN: WDBEA36E4PB906737 fuel: gas odometer: 350000 title status: clean transmission: automatic
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If you're looking at this ad, you know exactly what this car is. If you aren't aware of what makes this car special, these were built at the Porsche factory in Zuffenhausen outside of Stuttgart. They were assembled with wider front fenders, SL500 suspension and brakes, as well as the twin cam 32V 5.0 V8 from the same car. This is a factory hot rod in an era where a new Corvette made 300hp, or less than the 322 ponies in this car. They imported roughly 500 of these a year so they are quite rare.
This particular model is Smoke Silver Metallic with parchment leather. The power seats completely work including headrests and memory function. The driver seat was upholstered with the factory leather cover a couple years ago. The automatic climate control works well in all functions. The heated seats also function well. There are no warning lights on in the gauge cluster. This model also has the CD Changer installed and working with the working Becker Grand Prix 2000 cassette stereo. The gentleman that owned this car traveled quite a bit for business and this was his travel 500E for his occupation, hence the miles. The rear suspension has been serviced with necessary components replaced to insure that the load leveling functions are fully operational. Paint is ok. What I mean by that is that the upper surfaces have some sunburn areas. It's not perfect. With that said, the bumpers have the original VIN stickers so that tells me that there aren't any accidents because bumpers only have VIN stickers when they are new. This car also still has the original wheels. While I would agree that the 18" AMG Aero Monoblock 2's are the best looking wheel on this car, they aren't the original wheels and they are getting harder to find.
I am the third owner of this car. I've loved these since they came out so of course I bought this when it became available to me. Then I told my wife. You can probably piece the rest of that story together.
The last owner resided in California as did the original owner. Because of this, the paint shows the effects of the California sun over the last 25 years. Add this to the mileage and the fact that I HAVE to sell it, and you can understand why this 500E is priced aggressively. It's unfortunate really as this is one of my "bucket-list" cars and will probably go on my "list of automotive regrets" (cars you sold that you shouldn't have like that 67 VW Deluxe Bus and 89 E30 M3) when it sells.
There are a few minor things that should be disclosed:
Is it perfect? No. I'm sure it's got a couple oil leaks. It's an old MB. They do that.
The power antenna doesn't go up and down. I don't use the FM.
The blower fan for the climate control squeaks at low fan speeds.
This car is ridiculously good for the age. These are of the "million mile Mercedes" era with tank like construction and are truly over-built.
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