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This is a 400E that was (mostly) converted to an "E500" and is now being sold on eBay:

Mercedes-Benz : E-Class 400E in Mercedes-Benz | eBay Motors

I thought it looked familiar... I covered it back in April:

http://www.benzworld.org/forums/w124-e-ce-d-td-class/1646608-500e-sale-thread.html#post5201509

Back then it had over 27k in mods... now it has over 28k worth of mods!

I love all the cheesy "AMG" badging found all over this car.

Since some of the photos have the same background I'd bet this is the same seller as in April... someone named "Noel" of 1st Noel Auctions.

The eBay ad declines to use the wonderful copy from the previous for sale incarnation but the photos are a little better:
 

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Some of the body panels and rear bumper spoiler look like shit.... Other than that, at least it doesn't have a 20k BIN or anything. Could be a cool "poor man's 500E.".... assuming they've dropped their price expectations a bit in the past few months.
 

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I am betting on irrational price point here.

Imagine if he spent that same mod money intelligently on a 500e?
 

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Some of the body panels and rear bumper spoiler look like shit.... Other than that, at least it doesn't have a 20k BIN or anything. Could be a cool "poor man's 500E.".... assuming they've dropped their price expectations a bit in the past few months.
I believe it's missing the proper 036 rocker panels, which makes the upper cladding look goofy
 

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You have to be truly idiotic to spend 28k on a 400e to make a 500e. You could throw in a few more Gs and get a Hammer...

I'd pay $5k for it, assuming its not a complete hack job.
 

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That's a gen1 motor (500) unless he put the top end on a 5.6. At least it's got the cool dual piece exhaust manifolds.
 

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$28K and they didn't even replace the sagging headliner? Or the useless U.S. headlights? They could have at least fixed the headlight wiper arm positions...they look sad. :(

That said, for the right price someone might be able to fix the flaws and turn it into a nice car. Hard to make that decision though without seeing it in person. And I'm guessing the seller is wanting more $$$ than it's worth.
 
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