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Well it is nice to find someone who will pay $10,000 for a 500E that appears to need at least half that in service and who thinks he got the deal of the century. Woo hoo!
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For what they sell for, he'll probably make out ok on that one.... unlike most of what he buys
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Interesting fodder.....I couldn't be locked in a room with him for more than 15 mins....somebody would die. But fun to see another 500E500 on the way to restoration.

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For what they sell for, he'll probably make out ok on that one.... unlike most of what he buys
I never watched him before, but I get a sense he doesn't always make good buying decisions. Is he some IT guy that's made a lot of money? Is that his house in the background of the vid?

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I watch a lot of car stuff on YouTube, there's a bunch of idiots, but some are entertaining, Hoovie makes a living doing this now, he likes getting unusual cars and having issues with all of them, has a show on TV, his mechanic is pretty cool The Wizard, Hoovie talked him into starting his own channel, interesting on what he knows and fixes, now this guy on the W124 FB page bought the cheapest 500E, $900 lol, he's fixing it up.
Would you buy this????? only made 1500!
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Given the rarity/NLA status of many parts....you're not really 'proving' anything to take a beater 500E500 and try to bring it back to life. So in answer to your question, I'd opt for a mostly sorted out example that had OE parts (no accidents), or at least a strong runner. I've seen some really good examples that were just down to the paintwork.....needy paintwork I can live with.

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I never watched him before, but I get a sense he doesn't always make good buying decisions. Is he some IT guy that's made a lot of money? Is that his house in the background of the vid?

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He's actually a member over on the peach parts. He used to own an absolutely geourgeus 300SD among others. In his previous life he owned a car dealership. Now he writes for Autotrader and makes youtube videos. Given the volume of videos he puts out, and that he probably writes most of the cars off as business expenses, he's clearly doing alright.
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Iíve tried watching some of his content in the past and just canít. I tried watching this one but Hoovie annoys the heck out of me. Listening to him go on and on about problems that guys on here deal with regularly just made me roll my eyes back into my head.
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Given the rarity/NLA status of many parts....you're not really 'proving' anything to take a beater 500E500 and try to bring it back to life. So in answer to your question, I'd opt for a mostly sorted out example that had OE parts (no accidents), or at least a strong runner. I've seen some really good examples that were just down to the paintwork.....needy paintwork I can live with.

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Agreed, but it wouldn't generate the same interest on youtube.

The guy used to work at car dealerships (incl BMW) and ran his own sizable used car dealer operation later, which means he bought hundreds of cars at auction perhaps even in lots (like wrecking yards do). Don't let the dumb boy act fool you.

I'll follow the 500E, but in general don't watch many of those show, but think de Munro and some weird Brit dude (looking glass....) are more annoying
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