I’ve been meaning to point out that Hemmings has an .rss feed for it’s classifieds, and this 1993 Mercedes Benz 500E is a perfect example of the unique cars that are listed there:
1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E LIMITED PRODUCTION MODEL. Hand-built by Porsche in Stuttgart due to extensive floor and body modifications. 326 HP (11.2 lbs/hp, 0-60 in 5.5 sec.), 5.0L M119V8. Leather seats by Recaro. 1.5″ wider track, 0.9″ lower profile, flared fenders, side skirts, air dam, wide tires, and special wheels distinguish it from its lesser brethren. Only 1095 imported to the U.S. Considered a classic, as per MB. Featured in October 2005 issue of Hemmings Sports&Exotic. Always Mercedes serviced. All service records available. 70,000 meticulously maintained miles. Recent major service, all new brakes. Needs no attention–ready to drive. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org $15,950
This car seems priced lower than most of the 500E’s I’ve seen for sale, but what if it checked out? What a cool car!
And if you want to keep an eye on Hemmings Classifieds, or any .RSS enabled site, check out my post on how to use .RSS feeds for classifieds.
3 replies on “1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E For Sale and Surprisingly Affordable”
A classmate in high schools father had one of these. I remember one particularly fast lunch break on the freeways of Eugene 🙂 Very fun cars, the build quality and rock solid nature of the beast is evident the moment you sit down. I picked up an issue of a new magazine 0-60 (very good) last night and one of the editors is tuning a 500E to be a “stealth autobahn machine.” Should be interesting to watch.
Driving down I-5 last night I had my own idea for an I-5bahn machine. 1999 E300 Turbodiesel, 18” AMG monoblocks, H&R sport springs, some bumpers and skirts (the diesels are horribly unfinished looking), and a Valentine 1. I figure 80-90 mph at 25mpg or so would make for a good road trip machine. What do yah think dc? Man problem is these cars are still very desirable and cost a pretty penny on the used market despite being close to two generations old and having high mileage.
Well my personal opinion on E300’s is that they are not in the same build quality company as the 500E’s. The diesel option is appealing with the great bio options we have in the Northwest (We have bio 99 on the pump in town!)
I searched for chip tuning options, and there weren’t too many obvious available options. But I have to imagine that someone has a tasty turbo diesel performance chip option — I just couldn’t find it in the time I had today. Anyone have recommendations?
You are absolutely correct about the build quality of the E300’s. Bad wiring, bad steering rack, bad transmission – the W210s were just not built to Mercedes caliber. However I am still drawn to them for some reason. The W211 is light years beyond, and the 320 CDI is a hell of an engine with tuning options available for chips, intake and exhaust. However it will be a long time and many miles before they are down in the affordable range given the slow nature of diesel importation to the US.