- Badge is incorrect, either replacing a missing badge, or indicating paintworkSo, I've constantly got my eyes peeled for a 500E/E500 and I came across this one. I don't see it discussed anywhere else on the thread so I thought I would throw it out there. By all appearances, it looks to be in good condition and the mileage seems reasonable for a car of that age. The price however either says there's something wrong, or they don't know what they have. There are a few things that get my attention, so tell me if you agree.
- It's a '92, but badged as an E 500 which I thought didn't happen until '93
- The stated mileage is different on the dealership ad, AutoTrader and CarFax
- It appears to have been bought and sold through the same Honda dealership several times and was previously for sale as recently as December of last year.
- Service records are pretty limited and I don't see any mention of the wiring harness replacement.
Please let me know your thoughts and opinions.
I don't think so, Shatner's popularity over time hasn't exactly skyrocketed. He's more of a fixture for us old guys to remember...hell, he's over 80 now! Young adults would be like; Shatner who?? Tell me it wasn't that long ago that we discussed that car on here(and Shatner)....!I guess I should have seriously bid on William Shatner's 500E when it was on EBay about 9-10 years back. It was going for $26k at the time and had low miles (not sure how many, though). I remember it included lunch with Shatner at his home, a signed photo or two with both you and the car, and it had a plaque on the dash as to who owned it. If I could have kept low miles on it, it'd probably be worth quite a bit more today. However, with kids in college, it was not to be for me.
Somehow, I can see Mr.Bean driving a 500E500...lol. I heard that about Shatner; that he and Nimoy were friends to the end. I also heard the rest of the original crew...not so much. In fact, Doohan said Shatner was a first class a-hole. I was so naive as a tween, early teen, that as Shatner 'expanded' on the TV series, he was wearing a skin tight girdle type thing....clearly visible if you look....I never picked up on that. When I first saw him on T.J. Hooker...I was horrified as I thought he was sick with chemo/steroids or something. One of my friends said nah, he's just gotten fat.Kevin, I remember another person in entertainment who owned one... "Mr. Bean". Atkinson is apparently a big car nut. He was even seen in the paddock of F1 events, roaming around the McLaren-Mercedes when they ran with the M-B engines.
Anyone else of fame who owned a W124 500E/E500? I'm sure there's a long list and it's probably been discussed here a few times. No need to bring it up on my account... just a silly question.
As for Shatner, I think more people know who he is than not, as lots of folks still watch those old shows and films on Star Trek and even Boston Legal. Of course, they might not be interested in a 90's vintage hot rod from Germany. Even though he's in his 80's, and likely still a bit "crusty" (from what I've heard), his commercials with Kaley Cuoco are quite humorous. She could be his grand-daughter, not his daughter. I believe he and Nimoy were still friends at the time of "Spock's" death. As for Shatner's car, I wonder who owns it now? Notoriety always counts for something, so that car could be worth more due to that fact. However, everything is always worth what a buyer is willing to pay, so maybe that car would be worth no more than any other 500E in similar condition.