1993 Mercedes-Benz E500
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A fantastic example of the iconic E500, finished in Brilliant Silver with black leather trim. A German market car with full service history from new.
The collaboration between Porsche and Mercedes that created the 500E/E500 is a well-known tale. Porsche’s involvement honed the car into a true sports saloon while utilising the redundant 959 production line to build the car, largely by hand.
Devoid of spoilers or stripes or any clues as to its identity other than the slightly swollen arches, the 5-litre E-Class was an iron fist in a velvet glove; discreet, fast and expensive.
This E500 was delivered new in ’93 to Berlin and remaining in the city, serviced by its supplying dealer, until it came to the UK in ’97.
All original books and manuals come with the car and the service book details 22 services at Mercedes main dealers and marque specialists. There is also a folder of receipts that detail all the maintenance that has been carried out since ’97.
Recently the car has benefitted from replacement engine wiring harnesses, new catalytic converters and new distributor caps and rotor arms along with a service and new springs.
HPI clear with certificate.
In beautiful condition throughout – extremely good paintwork, unmarked wheels wearing matching Pirellis. The interior is also in lovely condition and benefits from an upgraded audio system incorporating a Becker Mexico CD head unit and subtle Jehnert door speaker pods.
The underside is very clean and free from corrosion. Similarly, the engine bay presents beautifully. It is evident this car has been extremely well cared for.
Fantastic to drive as these cars should be with perfect engine temperature and oil pressure readings.
It’s nice to find a such a well sorted and cared for E500 with a history from new. These cars were the definitive fast saloon of the 90s and extremely collectible today.
260 – Type designation on trunk lid – elimination
305 – Dust filter
412 – Electric tilt/slide sunroof
551 – Anti-theft warning system
620 – Catalytic convertor
682 – Fire extinguisher
859 – Model update II