Date registered: Nov 2005
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FS: 1992 500e - $10,750
I purchased this 1992 500e in January of this year from a dealership in Chicago - drove it home & put it in my garage. Unfortunately my plans have changed & the closer I get to finishing my e320 coupe / 500e wide body conversion, the more I realize that practicality needs to prevail for once. I haven't even titled the car because I've been travelling so much this year, though I have driven it enough around the neighborhood at weekends to keep it from sitting for too long.
This car drives beautifully - very tight & stable. The 300 mile trip home from Chicago was an absolute pleasure. I spoke to the previous owner at length & he was definitely an enthusiast - the car comes with a thick folder of maintenance from his ownership & includes some significant repairs of typical 500e issues like the wiring harness, transmission rebuild and rebuilt AC system. He had the car in Chicago & Arizona during his long ownership & told me that rarely used the car in bad weather.
Please note that the paint on this car is far from perfect, with some scratches, door dings and some paint oxidation along the hood edges; however from 6 feet it still looks great. The only body rust I could find is a tiny area on the roof at the seam where the chrome rear window trim meets - hardly noticeable. The interior however is in fantastic condition. All power options work (passenger window needs a new switch) & as mentioned the car drives flawlessly.
After a full inspection on the lift when I got the car home, I was pleased to see that there was only a minimal amount of maintenance required - probably a days worth of work to replace slightly leaky cam seals, a valve cover gasket & the oil sending unit. The owner of Motorwerks commented that this was a nice honest car - especially with the amount of maintenance that has been performed.
Please send me a PM only if you are interested in the car - I will be travelling again this week, though I can always answer emails. Car is obviously available for viewing in metro Detroit.
It has 141,000 miles & the price is $10,750 or nearest offer.
Last edited by bahnstormer; 05-19-2008 at 06:41 AM.