1993 Mercedes-Benz 500E
Built in collaboration between Porsche and Mercedes
32,829 original miles
One of only 1,596 built in 1993
Complete with books, sales brochure, and service records
Five liter V8 engine
4-speed automatic transmission
One of the best under-the-radar cars in the automotive world is the Mercedes 500E. Built in collaboration with Porsche in the early 90s, it is one of the greatest Q-ship sedans ever built. Using parts from the SL sports car and accessing Porsche's hand made expertise these special cars took and average of 18 days to build. With the powerful 322hp 5.0 liter V8 came impressive performance such as 0-60mph in under 6 seconds and a limited top speed of 155mph.
A few clues gave away that this was not your ordinary W124 with its aggressive stance that has a 1.5 inches wider track, 0.9 inch lower profile, flared fenders, side skirts, and a front air-dam. Thankfully the final package, to the untrained eye, was not bold enough as to attract unwarranted attention from law enforcement.
This example was purchased by its first owner on July 29th 1993 at Claridge's Ltd in Fremont, California. It would spend the next 16 years in Northern California, and in 2009 the car would move on to its second owner in Florida. Significant warranty repairs that were performed include an overhaul of the power steering system with new lines and seals at 29,304 miles. Additionally, the entire engine wiring harness was replaced in June 2016 with 32,411 miles. Today the car has covered only 32,829 miles and service records from 2003 till 2017 verify mileage, along with its clean CarFax.
Since its arrival at Canepa the 500E has undergone a complete mechanical inspection and service, as well as our signature concours level detail. Now is the time to buy one of these quickly ascending super-sedans, and this low mileage example is the perfect vehicle to satisfy your need for elegant, understated speed for four.
241 left front seat electrically adjustable with memory feature
291 airbag for driver and front passenger
300 storage box in front tray
340 additional 3rd stop lamp
412 electric sliding roof with tilting device
441 steering column, electrically adjustable
461 instrument with mileage and English lettering
494 California version
524 paint preservation
540 electric roller blind for rear window
551 anti-theft warning system
581 automatic climate control
592 heat-insulating glass with windshield band filter and rear window pane laminated glass
636 elimination of warning triangle
662 tires 225/55R 16 with light alloy rims
668 packaging for vehicle to be delivered
757 Becker radio Grand Prix 2000 – USA
803 model year 1993
810 sound system
873 heated front seats